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For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

Safety for LGBTQ students is critical, but inclusive policies shouldn't stop there, author Michael Sadowski argues in his new book.
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Egypt's Repressive Government Frames Yasmine El Rashidi's First Novel

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Yasmine El Rashidi about her debut novel, Chronicle of a Last Summer. It follows a young Egyptian whose life and country change over three turbulent summers.
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'The War At Home' Recounts The Tension Of Being A Military Spouse

As the wife of a Navy fighter pilot, memoirist Rachel Starnes has had much of her life — including where she lives and how often she gets to live with her husband — determined by his career.
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Diversity Drives The Story In The Latest Incarnation Of Superman

If you've been in a comics store lately, you've noticed the increasing diversity on the shelves: a biracial Spiderman, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and today, a Chinese man takes up the mantle of Superman.
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'Almighty' Follows Activists In The Fight Against Nuclear Weapons

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter and author Dan Zak about his latest book, Almighty, about anti-nuclear weapons activism.
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'Schumer' Writer Jessi Klein On Barbies, Ageism And Pumping At The Emmys

Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work on Inside Amy Schumer. Her new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is a collection of humorous personal essays.
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Andy Stern: "Raising The Floor"

The former head of the SEIU explores how new technology will impact American workers and makes the case for a universal basic income.

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How The 'Perfect 10' Became A Thing Of The Past In Gymnastics

Dvora Meyers' book The End of the Perfect 10 looks at the new scoring system for international gymnastics competitions and the evolution and demise of the iconic "perfect 10" score.
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Former Police Chief Has A Plan For 'How To Fix America's Police'

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper says in his book To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police that policing is in crisis. He says more emphasis needs to be put on community policing.
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'Ask Polly' Columnist Tells Advice-Seekers 'How To Be A Person In The World'

It's not easy to be a person, but Heather Havrilesky of the "Ask Polly" column has some advice on how to follow your dreams, figure out career and family — and dump wishy-washy, noncommittal guys.

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