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Getting a Home Loan Is Expensive—Especially for Black Women

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A recent study in the Journal of Real Estate and Finance Economics finds that black home loan borrowers are charged higher interest rates than their white counterparts—and that black women ...

Stillbirth: Your Stories

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Few families are prepared when a baby dies prior to delivery. Here, parents who have navigated this difficult experience are sharing their insights. JUNE 26, 2015 Dr. Eleni Michailidis gave ...

Press briefing notes on Iraq, Libya and Yemen

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Spokespersons for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina ShamdasaniLocation: Geneva Date: 28 July 2015(1) IraqWe have received reports that suggest a violent clampdown on people who are attempting ...

Boehner Planning to Pick Up His Ball and Go Home

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Mr. Boehner said the three-month [highway] bill could come up for a House vote on Wednesday. If the bill passes, the House would adjourn for an August recess Wednesday, a ...

Unlike Dad, Rand Paul Is More Interested in Winning Than in His Principles

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Something is awry at the Rand Paul campaign. The main super PAC supporting his presidential bid raised just $3.1 million in the first half of 2015....On Sunday, a new NBC ...

Fox's Poll Cutoff for the Republican Debate Works Better Than Rachel Maddow Suggested Last Night

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Last night Rachel Maddow invited Lee Miringoff, polling director for the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, to discuss the way Fox News is using polls to cut the Republican debate ...

"€˜Sea Slaves"€™: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

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Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed. SONGKHLA, Thailand — ...

Your Rent's About to Get Even Higher

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If the monthly rent check is already painful to write, brace yourself. The Census Bureau's U.S. rental vacancy rate, which tracks the share of properties that are unoccupied, fell to ...

Smoke That Pot Now, Chris Christie Tells Users in States That Allow It

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Residents in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana should toke up while they still can, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” ...

When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy

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When you watch the news after the latest big shooting, there's a good chance you'll come across John Lott. The 57-year-old economist has made more than 100 media appearances over ...

Cloud-Based IDE Nitrous Names New CEO As It Starts Going After Professional Developers

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Nitrous, the cloud-based code editor and integrated development environment that recently raised a $6.65 million funding round, today announced that it has brought on CoreOS and GitHub alum Alex Malinovich as its ...

These 10 States Will Be Hurting the Most After the Commodities Meltdown

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In the brutal commodities meltdown, all U.S. states are not created equal. In fact, the impact has been vastly different. The Bloomberg Commodity Index last week reached a 13-year low ...

Here's Our Tally of Donald Trump's Wealth

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An analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, based in part on a 92-page personal financial disclosure form made public last week, revealed a portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses.

Here's What Sandra Bland's Death Says About Our Broken Bail System

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If Sandra Bland indeed committed suicide after spending three days in a Texas jail, as the Harris county medical examiner determined last week, her death fits a pattern: Half of ...

Life's big surprises: The Vital Question and Life's Greatest Secret

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Two recent books dive into the mysteries surrounding the origins of life and the genetic code and come up with deeply satisfying tales filled with tenacious arguments and bold ideas ...

‘Third World’ LaGuardia to Be Built Anew With Delta’s Help

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport, consistently ranked among the worst in the U.S. in cleanliness, design and delays, will be torn down and rebuilt with help from Delta Air Lines Inc.

Why I Donated Fetal Tissue After My Later Abortion

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Nine years ago, my husband and I were newlyweds, eager to start our family right away. We figured, why wait? So I started taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid. I ...

Oil droplets turn cells into tiny lasers

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Injecting single cells with spheres of fluorescent dye could open new research and treatment avenues using light. An optical fibre is shown activating tiny lasers created within pig skin cells.

World minimum marriage age: Chart shows the lowest age you can legally get married around the world

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You can get married as young as nine in Iran but men have to wait till their 22 to tie the knot in China Caroline Mortimer is a freelance journalist ...

Menstruation misery for Malawi schoolgirls: CHILIWOGO interface meeting in Machinga establish

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In an effort to end child marriages and improve the rights, welfare of the girl child in Malawi, Chilimba Women and Children Support Group (CHILIWOGO) recently conducted an interface meeting ...

How Classical Musicians Use iTunes (and Why They're Ready to Stop)

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The new version of Apple’s signature media software is a mess. What are people with large MP3 libraries to do? When the developer Erik Kemp designed the first metadata system ...

World Hepatitis Day 2015: Prevent hepatitis. Act now

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The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is "Prevent hepatitis. Act now". Viral hepatitis is caused by 5 distinct hepatitis viruses. Infection from these viruses results in approximately 1.45 ...

Counter-Terrorism Committee to hold special meeting on "stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters"

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In its resolution 2178 (2014), the Security Council calls on Member States to prevent the recruiting, organizing, transporting, or equipping of individuals who travel to a State other than their ...

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take a Position on the Keystone Pipeline

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Hillary Clinton took a strong stance on clean energy Monday, telling a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, that her efforts to tackle climate change would parallel President John F. Kennedy's ...

Analyst Who Predicted Bottom for Shanghai Stocks Sees Further 14% Plunge

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Chinese stocks will decline by an additional 14 percent over the next three weeks as the market demonstrates a trading pattern that mimics that of the U.S. crash in 1929,

Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp turns three, challenges for the future of thousands living there

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GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – As Jordan's Za'atari camp – the largest refugee camp in the Middle East – prepared to mark its third anniversary, the UN refugee agency revealed ...

Today is Black women’s Equal Pay Day

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Because Black women earn 64 percent of what white men earn for doing the same work, it would take the average Black woman an extra seven months of work to ...

Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound

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Researchers call for humpbacks to be delisted as threatened as numbers leap to 90% of pre-whaling population along west coast and 63% along east coastMonday 27 July 2015 17.30 EDTLast modified ...

United Nations Population Division

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On 29 July, the Population Division will release the twenty-fourth round of official United Nations population estimates and projections. Watch live on UN Web TV 12:30pm EDT. The 2015 Revision ...

The Man-Made Island Jane Jacobs Approved of But Toronto Never Built

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“Harbour City,” according to the famed urbanist, was to be “the most important advance in city planning” of the 20th century. After decades of turning its back to the waterfront,

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate o

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By Kate Erbland | Indiewire Tue Jul 28 10:42:39 EDT 2015 READ MORE: The 2014 Indiewire TIFF Bible: All the Reviews, Interviews and News Posted During Run of Festival Now that ...

One City Tried Something Radical to Stop Gun Violence. This Report Suggests It's Working.

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Last year I told you about a radical new approach to reducing gun violence in Richmond, California, a city that had suffered for years under the toll of one of ...

Despite objections, Obama to allow notorious Israeli spy to go free

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Israeli protesters urged Barack Obama to free convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, outside the hotel where the US president was staying during a visit to Jerusalem in March 2013. The Obama ...

Wait? The Robots Aren't Coming After All?

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Over at Vox, Matt Yglesias laments that, contrary to scare stories in the media, robots aren't taking away our jobs. In fact, productivity has dropped steadily over the past few ...

'The Witch' Won't Open Until 2016, But Its Sundance-Winni

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By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! Tue Jul 28 16:44:56 EDT 2015 The best film I saw at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was Robert Eggers' "The Witch," a super-stylish, super-scary,

Can We Trust Psychological Research?

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During the last few years there has been increased discussion about the reliability and trustworthiness of psychological research. Skepticism has been fueled not only by several high profile cases of ...

The World’s Leading Cities for Startups and Innovation

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Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, LA, Boston, Tel Aviv, and London. Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups,

How Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Making Life Hell for Women Seeking Abortions

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the latest Republican to step into the presidential fray, has widely been labeled the moderate in a GOP field that tilts sharply to the right. Climate change?

35 of Bill Cosby's Accusers Posed for a Powerful New York Magazine Cover Story

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New York magazine just released its newest cover story, which features 35 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault for one powerful photo series. The arresting black ...

Milosevic prosecutor claims top ICC official bowing to Israeli, US pressure

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A woman holds an image of Cevdet Kiliçlar, one of the 10 people killed by Israel’s attack on the Mavi Marmara, Istanbul, 6 November 2012. (Ozan Köse/Flickr) The chief prosecutor ...

Why Obama's Pell Grants For Prisoners Could Be Huge For Students Of Color

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In a move that could drastically reduce the recidivism rate among inmates, the Obama Administration will soon lift a ban that has kept federal and state prisoners from accessing financial ...

Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal

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Product Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, and Shopify offers a way for startups to easily start selling their products online,

In Gaza's ruins, "we will think of those we lost"

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Charlotte Silver and Ezz Zanoun The Electronic Intifada 28 July 2015 The al-Ejla family sits in front the rubble of their destroyed home in Shujaiya, east of Gaza City, as ...

Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

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Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing ...

After Quick 8.5% Crash, Confusion Reigns in China’s Stock Market

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It’s days like Monday that reassure Tony Hann he was right to avoid stocks in mainland China. The severity of an 8.5 percent drop in the Shanghai Composite Index is ...

How Americans Die Abroad

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Last year, 68 million Americans traveled internationally. The overwhelming majority returned safely to U.S. shores. An unlucky few didn't. The government doesn't keep comprehensive records of civilian deaths abroad. But the ...

Ukraine: World’s unseen refugee crisis

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Ioana Moldovan | 24 Jul 2015 11:30 GMT | War & Conflict, Human Rights, Europe, Ukraine, Russia "All our belongings were destroyed. We don't have bed linen, we don't have a ...

China Stocks Sink Most Since 2007 as State-Induced Calm Shatters

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China’s stocks tumbled, with the benchmark index heading for its biggest loss since June 2007, amid concern a three-week rally sparked by unprecedented government intervention is unsustainable. The Shanghai Composite ...

CISPA is back!

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Congress is rushing toward a vote on CISA, the worst spying bill yet. CISA would grant sweeping legal immunity to giant companies like Facebook and Google, allowing them to do ...

Stripe Lands New Funding At $5B Valuation And Partnership With Visa

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Payment processing company Stripe is now valued $5 billion following its latest round of financing. Beyond adding more money to its coffers, the five-year-old company inked a deal with Visa which will ...

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