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Week In News: Dissident Puts Kink In Economy Talks

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The plight of Chinese dissident Chen Guangdeng has overshadowed the strategic and economic talks between the United States and China this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner traveled to Asia for this high-level annual summit, and found themselves answering questions about human rights in one of their biggest economic partners. James Fallows of The Atlantic writes frequently about China, and he talks to weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz about what was achieved in Beijing.
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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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