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This Month (And Every Month), Black Sci-Fi Writers Look To The Future

NPR Books - February 27, 2015 - 4:03am

For years, black authors stood out in science fiction and fantasy because there were so few. Now, says Alaya Dawn Johnson, though there are still obstacles, black authors are making themselves heard.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 1:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 1:03am

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a crowd of conservative activists.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:45am

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:40am

Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:39am

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:38am

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

NPR Top Stories - February 27, 2015 - 12:36am

The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

NPR Books - February 26, 2015 - 6:41pm

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Vs. Racism

NPR Top Stories - February 26, 2015 - 6:41pm

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

NPR Books - February 26, 2015 - 6:41pm

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.

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Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

NPR Top Stories - February 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.

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Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

NPR Top Stories - February 26, 2015 - 2:58pm

Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.

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ArtsBeat: Shakespeare’s First Folio to Get 50-State Tour

New York Times Book Reviews - February 26, 2015 - 2:43pm
A book tour of sorts for Shakespeare to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.






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For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS

NPR Top Stories - February 26, 2015 - 2:38pm

Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.

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Ahead Of Netanyahu's Speech To Congress, Hints Of A Thaw

NPR Top Stories - February 26, 2015 - 2:15pm

The Israeli leader will meet with Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., after his March 3 speech. Also, two senior Obama administration officials will address the AIPAC conference.

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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Books - February 26, 2015 - 1:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Books - February 26, 2015 - 1:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

NPR Books - February 26, 2015 - 1:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

NPR Books - February 26, 2015 - 1:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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