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Tue July 2, 2013

Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate Delayed

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6:13 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

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Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 2:19 pm

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Code Switch
6:09 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Ole Miss Turns Scary Racial Incident Into Teachable Moment

Students at Ole Miss responded to the Nov. 6 rally with a candlelight walk the following evening.
Nathan Latil The University of Mississippi

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 7:12 pm

At new-student orientation this summer, University of Mississippi students are learning about the usual: meal plans and financial aid. But they're also hearing something else: a seminar born out of an incident on election night last November.

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Books News & Features
6:09 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

In A Campus-Bound Novel, A Thrilling, 'Educational' Affair

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Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 9:25 am

As soon as I hear that a novel is set in a college or a university, I'm in. David Lodge, Richard Russo, Donna Tartt, Chad Harbach — they've all created campuses with an intimate, sometimes cozy feeling that offers an escape from a world that can seem terribly open-gated and impersonal. Like an Agatha Christie novel, you know right away who the characters are and where the drama will play out.

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6:09 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Democracy, My Mother And Toast

Robert Krulwich NPR

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 12:02 pm

When they proposed it in the 1770s, it was such a novel idea. That instead of a king anointed by God, instead of a sage, instead of one leader telling all of us what to do, we should, every four years, all of us, pick our own leader, who would serve for a season, and then, job done, gently depart.

Nothing like this had been tried for thousands of years. Somehow, together we would be wiser than a single king. We would lead ourselves.

In principle, democracy seems noble, beautiful even.

At my family dinner table, I wondered a little. More than a little.

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6:08 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Wedding Films Are About More Than Getting Married

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Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 9:22 am

With the Supreme Court weighing in on gay marriage, can Hollywood be far behind?

Filmmakers often use wedding movies to address issues like commitment and family dysfunction, says Los Angeles Times film writer Steven Zeitchik.

We talk to Zeitchik about movies including “The Wedding Banquet,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Bridesmaids,” “Father of the Bride,” “Rachel Getting Married” and “The Graduate.”

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6:05 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Heartbeats Could Replace Passwords

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Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 9:22 am

The average person has 30 to 50 accounts requiring a password, but uses only about five different passwords. And the most common password is still “password.”

Security experts say people should use a different password for each account, with each password at least 14 characters long.

Instead of memorizing all those passwords, what if the key to unlocking everything could be linked to something unique about you — like the rhythm of your heart?

That’s what biometric researchers in Toronto have come up with.

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6:04 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Why Google Pulled The Plug On Google Reader

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 9:22 am

Google has pulled the plug on its RSS service, Google Reader.

Launched in 2005, it was designed to help people organize information on the Internet by sorting content into a manageable, constantly updated feed.

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6:04 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Remembering The Granite Mountain Hotshots

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 9:22 am

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots — the elite crew of firefighters based in Prescott, Ariz. — died while battling a wildfire in Yarnell Hills, Arizona.

Six members of the elite group of firefighters who were killed, regularly worked out together at the Captain Crossfit Gym, which is just down the street from the hotshot crew’s headquarters.

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6:02 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Students Demand Better Response To Campus Rape

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Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 9:22 am

A growing number of female students are filing complaints against their colleges and universities, seeking to reform how their institutions deal with sexual violence by fellow students.

Women at Occidental College and the University of Southern California claim that their universities fail to meet federal Title IX standards for preventing and responding to sexual assault on campus.

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