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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:37:58 -0400 
    On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.


#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:02:00 -0400 
    Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.


Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:59:00 -0400 
    A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.


Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:03:00 -0400 
    The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.


For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:58:00 -0400 
    Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.


Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:18:00 -0400 
    It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine, called Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2).


Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:16:29 -0400 
    The department says the new expert will play a big role in determining whether businesses targeted for prosecution have engaged in systemic misconduct or whether the criminal activity is limited.


3 U.Va. Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Over Rape Article 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:03:00 -0400 
    News of the lawsuit by former Phi Kappa Psi members comes along with word that Rolling Stone's managing editor, Will Dana, has resigned.


How A Beauty Queen With Diabetes Found Her 'Sugar Linings' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:02:00 -0400 
    She didn't know that sporting an insulin pump on her bikini at a beauty pageant would make her an Internet sensation. Sierra Sandison is trying to use that to help others with Type 1 diabetes.


Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business? 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.


#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:07:00 -0400 
    A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.


Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:47:00 -0400 
    The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.


At One Juvenile Hall, Too Few Staff Has A Big Impact 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:44:00 -0400 
    A juvenile hall in San Leandro, Calif., is a so-called model facility, but it faces major challenges. A staffing shortage means, says a supervisor, "kids don't always get the services they should."


Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:36:00 -0400 
    The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal college funding.


Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:28:00 -0400 
    Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.
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Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:03 GMT
‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT
ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:50:32 GMT
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