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Internationally Recognized Astrophysicist Appointed To Smithsonian Board of Regents

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The president of Purdue University is the newest member of the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents.

President Obama signed a resolution today appointing France Cordova to the Board of Regents. She is an internationally recognized astrophysicist, who has been the president of Purdue since 2007. Before that, she was chancellor at the University of California, Riverside.

From 1993 to 1996, Cordova was chief scientist at NASA, where she received the agency's highest honor.

Rebecca Blatt reports...

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Former White House Doctor Outlines Gray Areas In Candidates' Health

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rob Darling, a former White House physician, about how much voters have a right to know about the medical histories of presidential candidates.
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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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