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Michael Bolden
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"To many Americans, scientists are strangers in our midst." h/t Andy Sherry​
Science and the media need each other. They just don't know it yet.
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Marvelous feature about Detroit from National Geographic​. 
Die-hard natives and upbeat newcomers are reimagining Detroit, playing out their dreams, or reveling in the once neglected city's revival.
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A Knight Foundation-funded project with the city of Boston is hiring for a data librarian and other positions. http://www.cityofboston.gov/doit/knight.asp
The Project. Boston has published an extensive collection of “Open Data.” From crime reports to maps to building permits to a list of urban farms, this data tells a rich story about government and city life. We've published this data to boost the transparency of government, ...
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The owner of a small company in Seattle said he heard stories of how tough it was to make ends meet even on salaries that exceeded the federal minimum wage.
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"Drought’s grip on California grabs all the headlines. But from Texas to Arizona to Colorado, the entire West is under siege by changing weather patterns that have shrunk snowpacks, raised temperatures, spurred evaporation and reduced reservoirs to record lows."
A region confronts changing weather patterns that have shrunk snowpacks, raised temperatures, spurred evaporation and reduced reservoirs to record lows.
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I had occasion to run across this Neely Tucker story again because Martine will be speaking at eMerge Americas in Miami next month. If you missed his story, it's worth your time.
She founded SiriusXM, a religion and a biotech to save her daughter. Now she’s the top-paid female exec.
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Forty-six projects move forward in the Knight Foundation News Challenge on Elections. Congrats! Winners will be announced this summer. Take a look at newschallenge.org.
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These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
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LGBT advocates and the Mormon church developed a trust not seen in other parts of the country, and the result was a new law that both sides supported.
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From the keyboard of the eloquent Eugene Robinson​, a native son of South Carolina. 
A bystander’s video makes clear why black men have reason to fear some police officers.
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Journalist and techie with an appreciation for bourbon, barbecue and Bama football.
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Walked 500 miles along the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago. How many people have walked from France to Spain through the Pyrenees?
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I traveled from the Washington area to Steve's Garage to have an inspection conducted on a car I recently bought in Virginia. I was looking for an unbiased automotive expert who wouldn't try to stick me with a bunch of expensive, unnecessary repairs simply to profit from my own lack of knowledge. I chose Steve based on the reviews here, on Yelp and on an automotive forum. I tried calling Steve ahead of time, but got his answering machine. Rather than leave a message, I decided to risk driving up there -- and besides I wanted to put the car on the road to give it a shakedown. I also knew from all of the reviews that Steve runs a small shop and was likely out doing an inspection. When I arrived he was pulling off to do a road test but flagged me down when he saw me going into his office. He told me he had a couple of customers ahead of me but would be glad to fit me in. I went off and killed some time and eventually came back and waited. He was able to take me early because of a no-show. I gave him my keys and he went to work. Steve is clearly focused on what he's doing and has this down to a science. He took my car for a road test and then brought it back to the garage, put it on the rack and set about doing the job at hand. I kept peeping from his office into the work bay to see what he was doing, and Steve was giving the car a thorough inspection, poking into recesses, taking off the wheels and examining the brakes, etc. He was definitely paying attention to the details. My car had a clean bill of health and we spent several minutes discussing areas that I thought might have been cause for concern, but he was quickly able to alleviate any worries I had based on his inspection. I found Steve to be informative and personable, and he definitely knows his business (he also seems to be a classical music fan because his shop is filled with the music while he works; I liked the contrast). I enthusiastically recommend his work. It is a small shop, so you may be in for a wait, but that's also a testament to the fact that Steve seems to attract a lot of business from all over. It was reassuring to know that he didn't have any reason not to give me a fair and accurate inspection because he wasn't trying to make an extra dollar by doing repair work, too.
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