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Why the president's probable nominee for the Fed backed out

Heather Long on why President Trump’s presumed nominee stepped away from the Federal Reserve Board. DeNeen L. Brown on the enslaved African woman documented in Jamestown. Plus, Rachel Hatzipanagos on co-workers of color who are confused for each other.
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Stephen Moore takes himself out of the running
Stephen Moore became President Trump’s second presumptive nominee to the board of the Federal Reserve to withdraw. This comes at a time when the system is at odds with the president’s urge to cut interest rates.

Heather Long is an economics reporter for The Washington Post. She tells host Martine Powers why the Federal Reserve is so important in the first place and why Stephen Moore dropped out.

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Who was Angela?
It’s been 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to early American colonies in 1619. Little is known about those early enslaved people, but new research is trying to uncover more information about one woman named Angela. She is the first African woman documented in early Jamestown.

Washington Post enterprise reporter DeNeen L. Brown says historians want to bring dignity to Angela’s life, which included a one-hundred-mile march to the sea, cannibalism and piracy.

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A case — or lots of cases — of mistaken identity
If you’re a person of color, you might have experienced this thing — where you are mistaken for someone else at work who is the same race as you. Or sometimes, not even.

Rachel Hatzipanagos writes for About US, The Washington Post’s newsletter about race and identity. She says there’s a psychological explanation for this phenomenon — but that doesn’t make the experience any less harmful to people of color.

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