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Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2016 Results

Idaho Commission for Libraries Blog - May 2, 2016 - 7:25am
Idahosnap.PNG Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2016 Results

In April 2016, during National Library Week, 35 Idaho libraries from around the state tracked their activities with statistics and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities.

Results:

- 4:13 video
- Document with complete results and participating libraries
- View the results and find the video link at 
http://libraries.idaho.gov/IdahoSnapshot

Categories: Idaho Library News

3 Strange Worlds Circling A Cool Star Might Be Prime Spots To Support Life

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 7:11am

Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.

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Can An Online Game Help Create A Better Test For TB?

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 7:00am

In a vote of confidence for citizen science, researchers who created an online RNA-folding game launched the project's first challenge aimed at a disease — creating a better tuberculosis test.

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Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Final Shows Featuring Elephants

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 6:09am

In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.

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Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 4:38am

Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.

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Taking It To The Limit: Cruz, Sanders, Kasich Could Revive Convention Wars

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:19am

Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.

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Trump Could Be A Real Drag On GOP: Here Are The Top 10 Senate Races To Watch

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:00am

Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they're all currently Republican-controlled.

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How College Students Are Sleeping ... Or Not

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:00am

A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.

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Fiction: Joshua Ferris Reviews Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero K’

New York Times book reviews - May 2, 2016 - 1:30am
In Don DeLillo’s 16th novel, a billionaire hopes to rid the world of death.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: ‘Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power,’ by Mark Landler

New York Times book reviews - May 2, 2016 - 1:30am
A correspondent surveys the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
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Leicester City: From Last Place To Now Poised To Win English Soccer Crown

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 4:46pm

One of the greatest underdog stories in sports history is happening in England, where small-town Leicester is poised to win the Premier League — the world's richest and most-watched soccer league.

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Every Party But The Real One: A Night Chasing The #WHCD

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 2:15pm

Washington's biggest night has gotten big because of all the parties happening around the main event. A weekend of nerd prom excess could be seen as D.C. at its worst, or D.C. at its best.

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Crowds Gather In Los Angeles For May Day Immigrants' Rights March

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 1:06pm

Leslie Berestein Rojas of Southern California Public Radio has an update on the annual May Day march for immigrant rights. The march comes after Donald Trump visited the state, sparking protests.

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Protesters Storm Iraq Parliament

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 1:06pm

Shia protesters stormed into the heavily fortified Green Zone Saturday, many of them demanding an end to corruption. The BBC's Ahmed Maher has an update from Baghdad.

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Anti-War Activist Daniel Berrigan Dies

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 1:06pm

Father Daniel Berrigan rose to national attention as one of a group of Catholic activists who were arrested for burning draft cards in 1968.

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Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 1:06pm

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.

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10 Years After Immigration Protests, What Has Changed?

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 1:06pm

Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, Fermin Vasquez of the SEIU and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies discuss the legacy of 10 years of activism for immigration reform.

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'Becoming Wise' Is A Meditation On Meaning

NPR Books - May 1, 2016 - 1:06pm

On Being host Krista Tippett talks about her new book Becoming Wise, which explores what she has learned from a career discussing faith, science and spirituality.

Categories: Book Reviews

From Tahrir To Tiananmen, 'City Squares' Can't Escape Their History

NPR Books - May 1, 2016 - 1:06pm

Governments have tried to erase the evidence of some squares' troubled pasts, but that doesn't mean they've been forgotten. A new book gathers writers' thoughts about famous squares around the world.

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Who's Behind The Demonstrators That Stormed Iraq's Green Zone And Parliament?

NPR Top Stories - May 1, 2016 - 12:17pm

The demonstrators are mostly supporters of fiery Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has had a fraught relationship with the U.S. They're calling for the government to follow through on its promises.

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