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China's Asthma Problem Is Bad—and Growing Worse

The high prevalence of breathing difficulties in cities like Beijing have forced parents to scramble for solutions.<p>Andy Wong/AP<p>Given the recent headlines, it probably surprises no one that China has 16 of the world's worst pollution hot-spots within its borders, and the negative health effects are …

The Supreme Court's Pleasant Surprise for Affirmative-Action Advocates

The decision was basically a punt, but it was a far better outcome than civil-rights groups had feared.<p>Mark Wilson/Getty Images<p>The Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action Monday wasn't much of a decision. In a 7-1 vote, the justices sent the case, <i>Fisher v. University of Texas</i>, back to a …

Must Every New Coming-of-Age Novel Be 'the Next Catcher in the Rye?'

For decades, reviewers and readers have eagerly compared works of fiction about young people to J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic—which is more apt in some cases than in others.<p>Free Press; Little, Brown and Company; Penguin<p>In April, <i>Publishers Weekly</i> endorsed Ben Lytal's latest novel, <i>A Map of Tulsa</i>, by …

Oh Thank God—Finally, War With Syria

Don’t you hate it when someone says, “I told you so?” We do. That’s why we’ll revise the common statement.<p><i>We</i> told you so.<p>We first told you, 18 months …

Dreaming at Andrea Meislin Gallery

Summer is here, and “Perchance to Dream,” currently on view at the Andrea Meislin Gallery, offers a respite from the heat. The works, by twenty-five artists, “address themes of sleep and intimacy with a variety of techniques and aesthetics.” As the Shakespearean title suggests, not all the photos …

Race And Admissions: The University Of Texas' Long History

The U.S. Supreme Court sent a case involving the use of race in the University of Texas' admissions process back to a lower court for stricter scrutiny on Monday. It's one more chapter in the university's long struggle with how it chooses who gets in.<p>Here's a brief look at some key moments:<p><b>1950:</b> …

Ohio Family-Planning Services At Mercy Of Budget Bill

Working its way through the Ohio Legislature is a state budget bill that has major implications for the way family-planning services are provided. The Ohio budget contains language that puts family-planning clinics at the bottom of the list to receive funding.<p>Family Planning Association of …

Fresh Air Weekend: The Lonely Island, Kanye West And Carl Hiaasen

Fresh Air Weekend <i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

Remembering The Multidimensional Music Of Bobby 'Blue' Bland

<i>Bobby "Blue" Bland was known as the Frank Sinatra of the blues. He smoothed out Southern soul with the elegance of jazz and big-band music, sparked it with elements of country and pop, and influenced musicians like Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. The singer and guitarist is credited with modernizing</i> …

Two reviews to investigate Lawrence smear claims

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/989000/989231_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532932190_2c0d68f0e00ec8dca5181f1ccd1d2b11<p><b>Claims that police tried to smear murder victim Stephen Lawrence's family will be investigated by two existing inquiries, Theresa May has said.</b><p>The home …

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China’s Market Shivers and the World Freaks Out

After years of injecting money into its financial system, China’s central bank held off last week—and global markets reeled. Daniel Gross on why we …

Supreme Court won't block sales of 15% ethanol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Will drivers nationwide be pulling up to gas station pumps that sell E15 now that the Supreme Court has declined to block sales of the fuel that is a gas blend containing 15% ethanol?<p>In a word: No. The reasons why are a bit more complex but have to do with the potential damage to …