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Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2015 - 11:50am

The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.

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In Some States, Defiance Over Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2015 - 11:38am

The court ruled last week that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. The ruling was welcomed by many, but there was criticism, too.

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The U.S. Now Has A 'Girls Count' Law. But Don't Boys Count, Too?

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2015 - 11:26am

Some 220 million children under age 5 do not have a birth certificate. A new U.S. law pledges to support efforts to register girls around the world. Should the law mention boys as well?

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NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2015 - 11:25am

The media company is ending its business relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

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Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

NPR Top Stories - June 29, 2015 - 11:02am

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: Audiobooks

NPR Books - June 29, 2015 - 10:37am

We have a conversation with one of our favorite regular-book enthusiasts about the special matter of the audiobook.

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‘Cy Twombly: Late Paintings 2003-2011,’ by Nela Pavlouskova

New York Times book reviews - June 29, 2015 - 9:53am
Cy Twombly’s last paintings celebrate his lifelong interest in flowers, Greek mythology, ships and the sea, and lines of enigmatic writing.









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Mat Johnson On 'Loving Day' And Life As A 'Black Boy' Who Looks White

NPR Books - June 29, 2015 - 9:31am

As a biracial child growing up in Philadelphia, writer Mat Johnson identified as black – but looked white. His new novel is about a man who returns to his hometown after inheriting a run-down mansion.

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‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’

New York Times book reviews - June 29, 2015 - 1:00am
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.









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‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos

New York Times book reviews - June 29, 2015 - 1:00am
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.









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