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NASA's New Horizons gives final closeup of Pluto's puzzling dark spots

Pluto, the underdog of planetary science, finally gets its time in the spotlight this week. As the New Horizons spacecraft nears its historic …

Jazz Original

Rights & Freedoms

Putin's Diplomatic Solution In Syria Could Easily End In Armed Invasion

The world celebrated the brilliance of Putin's political calculus when he jumped on a possible mistake from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to force the U.S. to stand down on cruise missile strikes.<p>Kerry had (some say inadvertently) hypothesized that Syria could avoid strikes by turning over its …

Middle East

American Exports: Aron Johannsson scores again; Danny Williams makes first Reading start

AMSTERDAM – <b>Aron Jóhannsson</b> got back on the scoresheet on Sunday, firing the penalty-kick opener that would be all AZ Alkmaar needed to see off Go …

Soccer

Why teens should be reading 'The Bluest Eye'

In today’s Footnote, Melissa Harris-Perry calls out Ohio schools leader Debe Terhar for saying there should be a ban of Toni Morrison’s 1970 novel, “The Bluest Eye,” from the state’s Commom Core recommended reading list for 11th graders. Harris-Perry says the novel is exactly the type of book teens …

Books

Banned books that changed your life (or will)

This week here in #nerdland, we were appalled to learn that Ohio schools leader Debe Terhar has called for banning Toni Morrison’s 1970 novel <i>The</i> …