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Code Switch
10:19 am
Thu May 28, 2015

BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones Wrote A Beautiful Thing On Being Black In The Book World

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 1:59 pm

Today on Code Switch, writer and critic Roxane Gay, who's a favorite of ours, writes about the problem of all-white recommended readings lists.

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Shots - Health News
9:22 am
Thu May 28, 2015

How Much Does A Colonoscopy Cost In California? Help Find Out

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 2:28 pm

The colonoscopy: It may be the most dreaded screening test out there, and it's the next step in KQED's PriceCheck project.

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It's All Politics
9:09 am
Thu May 28, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About George Pataki

Former New York Gov. George Pataki speaks during the Iowa Agriculture Summit in March.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 1:18 pm

This post has been updated to reflect that Pataki is officially running.

George Pataki announced his presidential candidacy in Exeter, N.H., on Thursday. He's the eighth official Republican entrant in the 2016 race for the White House. The field is expected to double over the next couple of months. Pataki has made numerous visits and a few friends in recent months in the Granite State, home of the first primary in 2016. Still, the mention of his name in most of the country might prompt questions of, "Who?" and possibly, "Why?"

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Code Switch
9:00 am
Thu May 28, 2015

The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing

This summer brings many excellent books from writers of color.
Ariel Zambelich NPR

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 11:57 am

Another day, another all-white list of recommended reading. This year's New York Times summer reading list, compiled annually by Times literary critic Janet Maslin, offered up zero books by non-white authors.

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The Two-Way
8:20 am
Thu May 28, 2015

George Pataki Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, seen here speaking in Iowa recently, is announcing his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 5:20 pm

Updated at 12:33 p.m. ET

Former New York Gov. George Pataki is adding his name to the list of Republicans running for their party's 2016 presidential nomination.

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The Two-Way
7:12 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

Dugway Proving Ground military base, seen here in 2010, was the source of several anthrax shipments that are suspected of containing live samples of the disease.
Jim Urquhart AP

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 12:36 pm

The Department of Defense says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.

Fears of exposure to the potentially deadly disease prompted officials to advise four civilian workers to get preventive care; more than 20 military personnel are also being monitored. The samples were sent via commercial shipping companies, but the Pentagon says there is "no known risk to the general public."

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NPR Ed
7:03 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 2:32 pm

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.

But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".

There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. It bugs researchers and policymakers too.

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Around the Nation
6:29 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 6:09 pm

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Politics
6:09 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Rick Santorum Announces Another Run For GOP's Presidential Nominee

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:40 am

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Business
6:07 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 7:52 pm

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