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Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2009, but the show's host, LeVar Burton, is keeping the brand alive. He is raising money for an interactive website to "bring Reading Rainbow back for every child, everywhere." GPN/Nebraska ETV Network and WNE hide caption

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Burton Calls On 'Star Trek' Fans To Bring 'Reading Rainbow' To The Next Generation

Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2009, but the show's host, LeVar Burton, is raising money for an interactive website — and offering some pledge rewards that make NPR tote bags pale in comparison.

The Old and the Young Midlake
Black Pearl African Music Machine

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo addresses a crowd during a Democratic Party convention last year. DeLeo unveiled a comprehensive gun bill Tuesday. Aram Boghosian/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Already Tough On Gun Control, Massachusetts Aims To Get Tougher

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Crimewave Crystal Castles & HEALTH
Lost Bridges T.H. White & White, T.H.

The employer mandate requires that businesses with 50 or more employees provide health insurance to their workers. A new study by the Urban Institute says the mandate should be eliminated. Mutlu Kurtbas/iStockphoto hide caption

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Study Questions Need For Employer Health Care Requirement

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Charlton Memorial Hospital closed in 2013, but it may now be able to offer some ER services thanks to a limited license Georgia is now offering to struggling rural hospitals. Susanna Capelouto hide caption

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Georgia Looks To Reopen Some Closed Hospitals As ERs

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Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2009, but the show's host, LeVar Burton, is keeping the brand alive. He is raising money for an interactive website to "bring Reading Rainbow back for every child, everywhere." GPN/Nebraska ETV Network and WNE hide caption

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Burton Calls On 'Star Trek' Fans To Bring 'Reading Rainbow' To The Next Generation

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (END CREDIT) DENNIS MCCARTHY
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Flux and Meter Tommy Guerrero
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Rumors Of An Intergalactic Explosion Are Greatly Exaggerated

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State Of The Art: New York Philharmonic's Biennial

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So Obvious Legs
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Fly and Unfold Christian Pabst
White Elephant Aphrodesia

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Thriving Towns In East Africa Are Good News For A Parasitic Worm

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Attraction Bibi Tanga & the Selenites
On Green Dolphin Street Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Swamped Floratone
Black Zil Syriana
Blue Train John Coltrane

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Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75

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Nearness of You Norah Jones
Tempus Fugit Miles Davis