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Profiling A Supervisor Accused In Young Girl's Death

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Michele Norris interviews Jennifer Gonnerman, author of the article "The Knock at the Door" in the Sept. 19 issue of New York Magazine. The piece is about a caseworker supervisor being prosecuted for negligent homicide for the beating death of a 4 year old. The child was only 18 pounds when she was allegedly beaten to death by her mother in 2010. Gonnerman says the case has implications for overworked caseworkers everywhere.
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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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