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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

When the subject of race comes up in his MFA writing workshop, author Matthew Salesses says, it usually feels traumatic a burden personal to writers of color.

In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

Dutch Premier Decries 'Utterly Disrespectful Behavior' At MH17 Crash Site

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a "very intense" conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.

Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

At Least 13 Israeli Soldiers, 87 Palestinians Killed In Gaza Strip Sunday

Hamas claims to have captured an Israeli soldier; Israel's U.N. ambassador denies that any Israeli soldiers have been kidnapped, according to Reuters.

Appreciating James Garner: TV's Best Unhero

James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."

Kerry: Evidence Points Clearly To Rebels Shooting Down MH17

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane with a surface-to-air missile.

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