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How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

It's not news that the publishing world isn't very diverse. But over on the other side of the industry, how do owners of neighborhood bookstores try to sell books for or about people of color?
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BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago

Two hundred years ago this week, invading British troops destroyed the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NPR wasn't there, but if we were, our coverage might have sounded something like this ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.
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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
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Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise

Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy.
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Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown

The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.
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An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962

As we unpack St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest amid continuing protests in Ferguson, Mo., we find striking parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks.
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After Night Of Calm, National Guard To Be Withdrawn From Ferguson

The move by Gov. Jay Nixon to pull out the troops came after a night that involved only a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb.
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George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge

Former President George W. Bush declined the ice water and was going to write a check to the ALS charity. But instead, former first lady Laura Bush doused him. Bush then challenged Clinton.
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'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive': American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have gone through "a rigorous course of treatment and thorough testing," Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner says.

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