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WASHINGTON —  Sen.  Bernie Sanders  (I-Vt.)  lost the Democratic nomination and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is the new leader of the Senate Democrats. But the Vermont senator’s vision and ideas will dominate the Democratic Party’s attempt to recover from  Hillary Clinton’s  ruinous White House run

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  WASHINGTON – After responsible stewardship of the nuclear arsenal, perhaps the most import role an American president sets is setting a tone that guides how millions of people will act. In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump, acts of violence and intimidation against the groups that he singled out during the campaign have been reported across the country, and are being tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ethiopian immigrant Yemaj Adem, for instance, was attacked in Grand Rapids on November 12th by a man in his cab who started punching him and shouting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” The man was arrested, and continued making racist comments about Adem in the back of the police car

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President Barack Obama  still has more than two months left in office, but the tributes are already pouring in. The program, “ Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration ” on BET Tuesday night, prompted thousands of people to tweet their gratitude and caused # ThankYouObama to trend.

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SAN DIEGO ― Super agers, the group of elderly people whose memory performance seems to defy aging , just produced another surprise for scientists: They can have numerous amyloid plaques in their brains, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, yet their memory is unaffected. It’s as if they are somehow protected from the toxic effects of the plaques

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Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of the fact that Texas Sen.

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Can’t Just Sleep Off The Election

15Nov

I’m standing on Pennsylvania Avenue watching Donald Trump’s Inauguration Parade. As he waves to the crowd, I try to shout, but my voice is drowned out by the screaming masses around me. I struggle to speak, but things start spinning and then I’m falling.

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It’s essential that the  Demo cratic Party  becomes more of a grassroots organization,  Sen.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) believes.

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A few days ago, we would have added anyone who voted for Donald Trump to our list of people who simply must go.

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The Democratic Party Has Exploded

11Nov

The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently.

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WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who traded insults with President-elect Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, said on Thursday that many Americans had a right to be worried about a Trump presidency. “He won ― and now Latino and Muslim-American children are worried about what will happen to their families

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Fairly early into his speech in Michigan on Sunday night, Donald Trump stated that five years ago he had been honored as Michigan “Man of the Year.” Except it appears no such honor was ever bestowed. Those who would know can’t recall it happening, and the Trump campaign refuses to comment

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Go All Out for Hillary

05Nov

This election is coming down to the wire. Pundits are predicting a tightening race with Donald Trump now having a better than one-in-three shot at becoming the next President of the United States

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The New Day After

04Nov

This nightmare will end soon. Barring those leaning towards Secretary Clinton turning out in only mid-term proportions, Hillary Clinton will be elected president. The nuclear codes will be safe and the sort of apocalyptic “day after” depicted in the much hyped 1980’s television movie will return to being only the haunting possibility that could arise from international hostilities

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In the realm of animal protection, the chickens that we eat, known as broilers, have been the proverbial elephant in the room. Their numbers are almost inconceivably vast. Roughly 9 billion chickens are slaughtered every year in the United States, making up well over 90 percent of the land animals killed for food .

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One organization is encouraging black millennials to make sure they get to the polls and vote.  Black and Brown People Vote , a non-profit organization that promotes civic engagement, teamed up with the Haas Institute to create a compelling 90-second PSA titled #Vote4BlackFutures that highlights the important role voting plays on the state of black lives in America.  “Millions of people are standing in long lines right now, despite not having quality healthcare,” Ifeoma Ike, the co-founder of BBPV, told The Huffington Post.

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Several cities  have soda tax proposals on the ballot Nov. 8., including San Francisco and Oakland, California and Boulder, Colorado. For those voting on these sometimes controversial initiatives, a new study in the American Journal of Public Health provides some important perspective

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Natalie Babbitt, the author of classic children’s books including Newbery Medal winner  Kneeknock Rise , died Monday at 84 years old. She is best known for her novel  Tuck Everlasting , which tells the story of young Winnie, an 11-year-old girl who meets a 17-year-old Jesse Tuck when he stops her from drinking out of a spring near her rural home. Soon, she meets the rest of the Tucks and learns that the spring is magical: Jesse and his family will live forever at the ages at which they drank from the spring

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If the 2016 U.S. presidential election could be summed up in one emoji, it would definitely be the facepalm. Until now, no such character was available to iPhone users

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Donald Trump’s standing is improving in some polls, but he still faces a large Electoral College deficit.

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I just returned from a five day “spa souljourn” and my world-weary self was gifted a reprieve from the daily onslaught of challenges. Imagine feeding your mind/body/spirit with only the best in luxury pampering, gourmet healthy cuisine and loving experiences

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Moundsville, West Virginia There are two types of Halloween mounds: One is the delicious coconut candy bar. The other is the tumulus or Hügelgräber , a.k.a. the burial mound.

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A massive new marine reserve was created around Antarctica on Friday that will protect some 600,000 square miles of ocean in one of the world’s last vestiges of unspoiled wilderness. The new park, stretching throughout the Ross Sea, becomes the world’s largest protected marine area. A bloc of 24 nations and the European Union, tasked with Antarctic conservation, announced the decision in Hobart, Australia, following two weeks of negotiations.

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A federal court jury on Wednesday acquitted anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year.

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Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in ‘Her Notes.’ Photo: Rosalie O’Connor By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 Jessica Lang, award-winning choreographer who has had a long association with the Joyce Theater, has choreographed her first ballet for American Ballet Theater, titled Her Notes , to the piano music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel, the elder sister of Felix Mendelssohn. The music is noteworthy because the compositions of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel have largely been unknown – it wasn’t considered acceptable for a woman of her time (1800s) to publish music – but she wrote over 400 piano pieces (a few published under her brother’s name). Lang chose excerpts from Das Jahr , which I thought was beautifully Romantic (comparable to Chopin, perhaps) and gorgeously played by pianist, Emily Wong

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She sure showed him. A North Carolina woman who said she wanted to prove to her husband that playing the lottery is a waste of money bought a $10 scratch-off and won $1,000,000.

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Alexis Berger, Chief Strategy Officer, Emogi Humans evolved to retain visually communicated information Humans are visual species. The first sign of sophisticated human intelligence dates back 40,000 years to cave drawings discovered all over the world. The intricate depictions of historical and future events demonstrated initial capacity for abstract thought

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Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.

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It has taken two years of training a demoralized army, backed up by the air cover and special forces of the world’s greatest powers, for Iraq to mount an offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State. Almost week into the U.S.-led onslaught, many of those running the campaign say the battle to retake the city could be long and hard

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Donald Trump Jr. told a conservative talk radio host on Friday night that his father’s leaked comments about groping women are a “fact of life.” Dori Monson, host of Seattle’s “Dori Monson Show” on KIRO, told Trump Jr. that Donald Trump ’s 2005 remarks on a hot microphone made him hesitate about voting for the GOP presidential nominee.

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Wyclef Jean is back with a new politically-charged track. And the former Fugees singer doesn’t hold back in trolling Donald Trump in its official video, which Funny Or Die posted online Friday

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Britain is to pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of crimes under sexual offense laws which have now been abolished, following on from the 2013 exoneration of celebrated World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.

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AARP defended itself Monday against criticism of its “Take A Stand” Social Security advocacy campaign, which has outraged progressives because it uses conservative scare tactics about the program and does not take a position against benefit cuts. The blog post appeared to be in response to a Huffington Post report Sunday for which the group declined repeated requests for comment

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ESA Lander Prepares For Historic Mars Landing

16Oct

FRANKFURT – A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday and head toward the red planet’s surface to test technologies for Europe’s planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life. After a seven-month journey from Earth as part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, the Schiaparelli lander is expected to separate from spacecraft Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) at 10:42 a.m. EDT and start a three-day descent to the surface.

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“Tax cuts skewed towards the wealthy elite starve our communities of much-needed resources while further tilting the scales towards large corporations and the rich.” – Stephen Rouzer at Main Street Alliance If you cut taxes for the rich and giant corporations, what happens to the rest of us?

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Surviving Hate

14Oct

When I started the work I still do today, I saw it as an investment for future generations, not just for my children but all children. Building that organization often entailed taking on part time jobs, projects that often were underpaid and underappreciated.

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Planned Parenthood’s political arm on Thursday will release a series of ads targeting four Republican senators in tough re-election races who have supported defunding the health services nonprofit.

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Our right to vote obligates us to exercise it

12Oct

The most fundamental right citizens have in a democracy is that which allows them to chose their government and by consequence the broad stage in which we live, work and play. Millions have fought for this right, so in effect voting is our duty

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Momentum is steadily and inexorably building toward sending human missions to Mars beginning in the 2030s.

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Donald Trump’s abusive behavior  is news to no one ― his gaslighting techniques  and creepy, leering body language  fit the bill for textbook abuser.  But in the wake of his “ grab ‘em by the pussy ” comments that were released on Friday of last week, his inability to understand those comments aren’t simply “locker room talk, ” and his parading of alleged sexual assault survivors at the second debate brought Trump to a whole new level of ugliness ― and it’s having a serious effect on the mental health and well-being on sexual assault survivors who are tuning into the debates.  According to RAINN , the sexual assault survivor nonprofit that administers the National Sexual Assault Hotline, there was a 33 percent increase in online hotline traffic over the weekend ― particularly on Sunday night, the evening of the presidential debate. “There were times when there were 20-30 people in our queue,” a RAINN representative told The Huffington Post. “This conversation is evidence that sexual violence affects nearly every family in America.” RAINN provides anonymous and completely confidential support to its visitors. But used Twitter on Monday to share their thoughts on Trump’s triggering behavior ― from his body language and word choice to the way he used women as political props.  I have PTSD and I am extremely triggered after tonight.

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Early Voting: A Month to Go

10Oct

Another week of early voting has passed and at least 429,337 people have voted in the 2016 election. I say “at least” because I do not have information from all the states, and information from some states is a little out-of-date

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GOP candidate  Mike Pence started something when he dismissively blew off rival  Tim Kaine for bringing up “ that Mexican thing ” during Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate. Kaine was referring to Donald Trump ’s offensive comments about Mexicans, including calling them “ rapists ,” but Pence tried to shut him down

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By Helen Murphy and Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal with Marxist insurgents on Sunday, plunging the nation into uncertainty and handing a major defeat to President Juan Manuel Santos, who had staked his reputation on ending the 52-year war. Before the referendum, Santos, 53, said he had no Plan B and would return Colombia to war if the “no” vote won.

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Tim Burton’s “ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ” topped a feeble crop of new releases to pick up first place at the weekend box office , opening to $28.5 million. That’s a mediocre start given the fantasy film’s $110 million budget. However, the adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ best-selling young adult novel is doing well overseas where it made $36.5 million from 59 territories, so its global grosses could push it into the black

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Richard Pithouse , Rhodes University In our regular series, “Under the influence”, we ask experts to share what they believe are the most influential works of art or artists in their field. Bruce Springsteen will soon release his long-awaited autobiography . Here, academic Richard Pithouse, who has also worked as a music critic, explains why he finds Springsteen, the progressive musician known to his fans as The Boss, a hugely influential figure in rock music.

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The meeting between Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Mexico City on Wednesday angered millions in Mexico, including former President Vicente Fox and former first lady Margarita Zavala.  But a scathing op-ed written by Oscar-winning Mexican-born director Alejandro González Iñárritu (”Birdman,” “The Revenant”) may be the most eloquent takedown of the of Trump’s visit yet.  Here are 10 of the most profound sentiments González Iñárritu expressed in his searing critique of the Mexican president’s appearance with Trump, published in  El País

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The Evolution of the Bank Account

01Sep

Recent innovations in software, encryption, and networking technology have changed the way people work, how they communicate, and the expectations they have about how services are delivered. One area of technology-driven change which is about to break out of niche markets and into the mainstream is digital payments.

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America’s newspaper of record has a checkered history of supporting dubious wars including the Iraq War following the WMD debacle and Libya War of 2011 which destabilized and devastated Africa’s wealthiest country. One would think The Times might have smartened up given the consequences of recent wars

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I’m not a psychologist, but after watching Donald Trump’s thirteen-month Presidential campaign, it certainly appears that he is unhinged.

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The Wall Street Journal , July 24th, 2016, writes that Verizon is planning on buying Yahoo, the web portal and search engine. More…

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Field tests of flood-tolerant ‘scuba rice.’ International Rice Research Institute/Flickr , CC BY-NC-SA By Pamela Ronald , University of California, Davis More…

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This post was co-written with Han Chen and Silvia Peng. The Paris Agreement provides momentum to shift global resources towards low-emission and climate-resilient development

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A federal ruling Thursday, prompted by House Republicans, would raise the out-of-pocket costs for health care for millions of people in the United States, many who now finally have health insurance for the first time in their life.

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A federal court heard oral arguments in a mortgage lender’s challenge to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fine. The judges present seemed open to ruling the entire agency unconstitutional. An unfavorable ruling would be the biggest legal setback yet for the CFPB, but it is liable to be overturned on appeal

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The food system is an essential part our lives in many respects. It is a very complex, integrated network that comprises not only supply chains of big companies, but also the institutions, the businesses and the people involved in the production, consumption, and distribution of the food we need to live healthy and productive lives. It also provides an income source for billions of people, many of whom are poor, and it is one of the largest users of the world’s natural resources.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. With just over a week until voters get their first say, the 45-year-old Texas senator known as a conservative warrior has been ascendant.

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Next time you’re vacationing down at western Mexico’s beach resort at Los Cabos consider a visit to the nearby town of Todos Santos. Besides offering the charm of one of one of the 110 or so pueblos magicos (magic cities) around the country, the little village is fast becoming known as a haven for foreign artists, mostly North Americans, who’ve moved there with their easels, pottery wheels and looms in recent years. It’s also got a fascinating history, in part thanks to the Jesuit missionaries who began bringing Christianity to the lower Baja Peninsula in the early years of the 18th century

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The dry weather in sub-Saharan Africa is drastically reducing harvests and raising staple-crop prices. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

18Ene

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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Iranian leaders have long been yearning for this implementation day. The country’s dream, the lifting of economic sanctions, has come true after almost 20 years

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Amidst the increased attention on the subject of racial justice this past year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to reflect on our progress with civil rights in this country – and consider how far we have yet to go.

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LOVE MAKER — Ep.31

14Ene

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

13Ene

I have to laugh as the Republican Party deals with the “birther” issue of Senator Ted Cruz. There is nothing more amusing than seeing Republicans hoisted by their own petard, or simply put, being hobbled by tactics they developed

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California showed up big at last month’s UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world’s biggest economies can shift rapidly to renewable power and conservation, sharply cutting greenhouse gas emissions while growing an advanced industrial system.

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For Dr. Tom Frieden, the fight against tuberculosis is personal. He dedicated years of his life combatting the spread of tuberculosis and its more dangerous drug-resistant forms in New York City in the’ 90s

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Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won’t do anything to help get the pipeline built, it’s too late for that.

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LOS ANGELES — At the Islamic Center of Southern California, a historic mosque near downtown LA that attracts more than 1,000 Muslims each week for prayers, worshippers can usually walk in with ease. But in the days after the Paris attacks, security — existent but usually slim at the mosque known for its strong and peaceful relations with the local community — has been amped up

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ImageContent(562ac51ce4b0ec0a3894a006,562ac50f1400001b013c90c8,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562ac50f1400001b013c90c8.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Courtesy of American Jewish Committee,) (RNS) Fifty years ago Wednesday (Oct. 28), the Vatican issued a declaration that established a new rapport between Jews and Catholics.

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Suicide: The Quiet Haunting

21Oct

Moonrise, 1884 Stanislaw Maslowski A little over two years ago, I went to the closet where I kept a hidden stash of pills, carefully packed them among my things into a small weekend suitcase, made reservations at an inn I had stayed at with my mother when I was a teenager and left for the beach town of my childhood without telling anyone. I was headed towards the place where I had had my happiest years, those golden, magical summers when I was young.

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It has been said that racism is America’s original sin. And today, well into our country’s third century, we are far from free of it. “Separate but equal” is no longer the law of the land, but for too many people, it is still a fact of life

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Donald Trump is the frontrunner among Republican presidential hopefuls, but he’s only the No. 2 most scary TV boss, according to a new survey, which should still make the thought of him becoming the boss of our country downright terrifying.

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In a two-story house in suburban Ohio, something was lurking.

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Michel Chikwanine was 5 years old when rebel militiamen kidnapped him from a soccer field near his school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He had decided to stay out to play rather than follow his father’s instructions to head straight home. As the fighters approached his group of friends, he was more concerned about having disobeyed his dad than about what the men would do

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Millions of Americans live in places where it’s too late to slow the threat of rising sea levels, a new study warns, and researchers are hoping those findings will serve as a call to action for cities that can still be saved by cutting carbon emissions.  The study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , examines how much rising sea levels will affect cities across the United States over time if carbon emissions stay the same or decrease.

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