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Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra

To the federal employee who carries two Blackberries and still works on Windows 7.0, the government may not seem like a hotbed of tech innovation. But the nation's first Chief Technology Officer says there's hope. Aneesh Chopra maps out a strategy to harness big data, speed up decision-making and use private sector technology partnerships to boost government efficiency.

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Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra discussed what might have gone wrong with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, which is being blamed for the deaths of 40 Arizona veterans who were waiting for appointments.

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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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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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