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NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos

Edward Schumacher-Matos took over as NPR's ombudsman at a turbulent time to serve as the public's representative to the organization. A new CEO had just taken over and scandals involving reporters and fundraisers had rocked the organization. We'll talk with him about his tenure so far, NPR's new ethics guidelines and whether it's possible to please everyone with election coverage.

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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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1 In 10 People May Face Malnutrition As Fish Catches Decline

Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.
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Bipartisan Disapproval Follows Bill Clinton's Meeting With Loretta Lynch

"I think it's ... one of the big stories of this week of this month, of this year," Donald Trump said of the meeting. A Democratic strategist said it was "foolish to create such optics."
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'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

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