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Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield: a baffling lesson from art history | e-Discovery Team ®

Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield is the name of a mural painted at the Post Office in Springfield, Massachusetts. This mural was painted by Umberto Romano in 1933. Note the date. Time is important to this article. Umberto Romano was supposedly

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Portland City Commissioner Who Campaigned to Defund Police Called 911 on Lyft Driver | National Review

Portland's city commissioner, who campaigned to defund the police, called 911 last week on a Lyft driver who refused to close his window. Jo Ann Hardesty, who serves as Portland's city commissioner and has been a prominent voice advocating for defunding t

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7 Things That Can Change Your Eye Color

No matter whether you have brown or blue eyes, you’ve probably been wondering how you’d look with green eyes, for example. But very few of us know that there are a number of factors including food and emotions that can change the color of our irises. We w

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Amid Anger Over Handling Of Protests, Santa Monica Police Chief Stepping Down

Activists have gathered more than 60,000 signatures on a petition calling for Chief Cynthia Renaud's resignation.

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Philadelphia expects to release police body camera video in Wallace death next week

Philadelphia officials said they expect to release police body camera footage and 911 audio in the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. next week.

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Jelly Belly founder to give away candy factory, cash prizes in nationwide treasure hunt - ABC7 Los Angeles

The founder of Fairfield-based Jelly Belly is launching a series of golden ticket treasure hunts before his retirement

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No One Knows What Thailand Is Doing Right, but So Far, It’s Working - The New York Times

Can the country’s low rate of Covid-19 infections be attributed to culture? Genetics? Face masks? Or a combination of all three?

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Best Way to Clean Sheet Pans - Battle | Kitchn

We tested five popular methods for cleaning stained sheet pans. We're happy to report that our tried-and-true method ended up being the winner.

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Olof Palme murder: Sweden believes it knows who killed PM in 1986 - BBC News

Prosecutors say Stig Engstrom, who killed himself in 2000, was the man who shot Olof Palme in 1986.

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L.A.'s Tax Break for Urban Farmers Is Virtually Unused - CityLab

Hardly any lots have received a tax break so far under the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones program.

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The Little-Known Stand Mixer Setting That’s Killing Your Game | Serious Eats

You may need to adjust the bowl height on you stand mixer if you've found that recipes that utilize the machine aren't producing the best results.

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Is It Time to Launch an Investigation Into the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Possible ‘Crimes Against Humanity’? —

Occasionally, humanity is confronted with a series of events, oftentimes accompanied with tremendous human suffering, that appear to be so intricately linked and coordinated that…

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No lockdown in Sweden but Stockholm could see 'herd immunity' in weeks

Sweden went against the grain by keeping public life as unrestricted as possible when the coronavirus hit. Now, it says its strategy appears to be working.

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Lyrid meteor shower will peak on Tuesday with up to 15 shooting stars per hour  | Daily Mail Online

The annual show will reach its peak on Tuesday, April 21 with 10 to 15 meteors per hour and the best time to watch is between midnight and dawn anywhere in the northern hemisphere.

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Ancient Egyptian yeast: Scientist bakes sourdough bread with 4,500-year-old yeast found in Egyptian pottery, Seamus Blac

"The aroma and flavor are incredible. I'm emotional," Seamus Blackely wrote in his play-by-play of the baking process

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SNL’s Michael Che honors his grandmother after her coronavirus death by paying rent for 160 public housing residents - T

Millions of Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the pandemic shut down workplaces across the nation, putting strain on families who cannot afford to pay bills under the sudden loss of income.

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This Dad Turned His Home Into a Hibachi Restaurant To Celebrate His So – BOTWC

The saying where there’s a will there’s a way still holds true. When Atlanta’s quarantine mandate kept Jeremy Tuck from taking his family to a Hibachi restaurant to celebrate his youngest son’s birthday, he transformed his home into one. “The idea came ab

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Space Crime Allegation Leads to Charges Against Astronaut’s Ex-Wife - The New York Times

The astronaut Anne McClain had faced accusations that she had improperly accessed a bank account from the International Space Station. But prosecutors said her accuser lied about some details.

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Best Thrillers on Netflix | 2020 | POPSUGAR Entertainment

With a range of psychological thrillers and suspenseful mysteries, these are hands down the best thrillers on Netflix right now.

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John Krasinski launches 'Some Good News' newscast during pandemic | wqad.com

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the star of "The Office" has launched a YouTube channel filled with positive stories.

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Asian Grocery Stores In The Time Of Coronavirus : LAist

Say hello to short(er) lines and extra provisions — but not necessarily a lot of rice.

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This app helps people with special needs make friends - CNN

Juliana Fetherman was in middle school when she started to notice that her younger brother, Michael, who has ADHD and autism, was having problems making friends.

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"No Birthday Left Behind" - Teen starts organization that throws birthday parties for homeless children

Tanvi Barman spends most of her free time throwing birthday parties. But not for people she knows — for homeless children who otherwise couldn't afford them.

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In a Shitty Mood? Scientists Say You Should Bake - VICE

And not just because you’ll end up with a homemade batch of double chocolate chip cookies.

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Breast Cancer Vaccine Has Eliminated Cancer In Its First Human Patient | The Breast Cancer Site Blog

"We have seen early signals that our vaccines have a very positive impact on disease. We are building on that foundation."

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An Adult’s Guide to Social Skills, for Those Who Were Never Taught - The New York Times

It’s a shame so few of us are taught the basics of how to interact constructively with each other. If you never were, we’re here to help.

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California, Mired in a Housing Crisis, Rejects an Effort to Ease It - The New York Times

A lawmaker’s push for denser development near transit, overriding local zoning, was thwarted by a diverse group of legislative foes.

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Teens Find a Big Loophole in the New Flavored Vaping Ban - The New York Times

The policy allows mint, dessert and fruit flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, prompting many teens to switch from Juul to those devices.

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F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu - The New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to discontinue marketing campaigns that the agency complained also included claims for avoiding illness from other viruses.

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The Only Plan to End Homelessness - California Globe

Dr. Drew Pinsky, a board-certified physician and addiction medicine specialist who spent most of his career working in a psychiatric hospital, says he wakes up every day upset about the homeless crisis. “I’ve done this work for thirty years and I never th

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Texas school principal donates kidney to students’ ailing father | WQAD.com

Some lessons aren’t really taught, they’re modeled. And some questions don't have to be asked to be answered.

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Auschwitz survivors: First Jews sent to the Nazi concentration camp were teenage girls - The Washington Post

As the world marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Edith Friedman Grosman, who was 17 when she arrived at the Nazi concentration camp, tells her harrowing story in a new book

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My Grandmother Kept Telling Us About the Nazis. Now I Know Why. - The New York Times

Marianne Goldstein spent her life recounting her family’s escape to America in 1939. Only recently did I realize she wanted to do more than remember what happened.

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China Says It Will Ban Plastics That Pollute Its Land and Water - The New York Times

Though likely to be welcomed by many Chinese who worry about pollution, the measures could be a hard sell for a society used to convenience.

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Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thu

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California lawmakers may trim repeat nonviolent offenders’ sentences

“This enhancement is disproportionately used against persons of color and those that are low income,” said Democratic Assemblyman Ash Kalra of San Jose, who carried the bill in the Assembly. “It is…

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BrightVibes

We believe in the power of Contagiously Inspiring Stories. As an opposing force to the torrent of negative news that leaves people numb, we put positive change makers in the spotlight. With our stories we want to inspire you to also have positive impact.

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ABC, NBC Try to Sweep Away Joe Biden’s Vow to Obstruct Congress

On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden vowed to not comply with any subpoena to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump. Such an action could be classified as obstruction of Congress, the same thing Trump was being impeached for.

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This 88-year-old woman boarded her seven-hour flight. Then a man surprised her with his business-class ticket.

"No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart," a flight attendant wrote in a viral Facebook post.

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Liquor Taxes Could Go Up 400%, Thanks to Congressional Dysfunction - The New York Times

A temporary cut in federal taxes on alcohol fueled the growth of American distilleries, but its expiration threatens their demise.

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Parkinson's researchers warn of possible swimming hazards connected to deep brain stimulation

Neurologists specializing in Parkinson's disease are concerned about the possible risk of drowning for patients with deep brain stimulation implants following a recent study.

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Video Games and Online Chats Are ‘Hunting Grounds’ for Sexual Predators

Criminals are making virtual connections with children through gaming and social media platforms. One popular site warns visitors, “Please be careful.”

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Tiffany Is More Than a Store

The 182-year-old jeweler has played an outsize role in American culture. Now it will be owned by the French fashion giant LVMH, sold for $16.2 billion.

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Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative ‘Hot List’

A shadowy hacker claimed to have the financier’s sex tapes. Two top lawyers wondered: What would the men in those videos pay to keep them secret?

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Saturn is officially losing its rings — and they're disappearing much faster than scientists had anticipated

Saturn is losing its rings faster than previously thought. Scientists estimate the rings will be gone in 100 million years.

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Connecticut Home Invasion Convict Is Undergoing Gender Transition in Prison

Steven Hayes is serving six life sentences for the 2007 murder of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Michaela and Hayley.

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Measles Can Cause ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Increasing Risk of Other Infections

New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself.

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More kids who are severely obese should have weight-loss surgery, pediatricians say

More kids who are obese should be considered candidates for weight-loss surgery, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Approach Highest Number in Nearly 30 Years, Study Shows

An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in traffic last year, according to the study from the Governors Highway Safety Association.

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The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a Flash

The Chicxulub event was as damaging to life in the oceans as it was to creatures on land, a study shows.

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You’re never too old to do these 5 simple, healthy workouts

As part of Active Aging Week, try out these exercises that help keep you active and social.

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San Francisco is losing residents because it's too expensive for nearly everyone

A former bohemian mecca, San Francisco now lays claim to the most expensive housing in the West, with a median home price of $1.4 million.

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Parkinson’s May Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve

A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract; the study is the largest in

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Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, and the Limits of Unconditional Kindness

For decades, DeGeneres has been the sunny representative for a brighter world we might all live in if we were kinder to one another. But that imagined utopia seems increasingly out of touch with reality

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Mounting Syrian War Crime Cases Raise Hopes For Justice Against A Brutal Regime

An unprecedented legal battle against the regime is playing out in European courts, where large refugee communities and prosecutors can bring cases even for suspected crimes committed abroad.

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Disneyland’s First-Ever Customer Has Been Using His Lifetime Ticket Every Year Since 1955

There are so many things in life that bring joy to us humans and various amusement parks can sure be taken into the list of those little simple pleasures this world has to offer. Just think about the utopia of it - you get to walk around the fantasy world

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15-Year-Old Dies Protecting Little Sister During Burglary, Police Say

Khyler Edman died after a violent encounter with an intruder who was arrested nearby in Port Charlotte, Fla., the police said. His 5-year-old sister survived.

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Column: She's 82. The cost of her long-term care insurance just went up 80%

Premiums for long-term care insurance are soaring as providers grapple with bad guesses about the rising costs of healthcare and nursing homes.

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Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles

Images of child sex abuse have reached a crisis point on the internet. Now, science is beginning to shed light on why people abuse children in the first place.

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'Fed up' with homeless camps, L.A. County joins case to restore its right to clear them

L.A. County's Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to draft an amicus brief that urges the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a challenge to Martin vs. City of Boise.

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‘They Videoed His Death’: After a Brawl, Teenagers Gawked as a Boy Lay Dying

Shocked officials on Long Island said the teenagers recorded the fight and the victim’s suffering on their phones.

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Neighbors are using these smart cameras to track strangers' cars — and yours

Neighborhoods around Los Angeles are signing up for a new service: security cameras that automatically read the license plates of every car that drives by from a company called Flock Safety

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You Could Get Paid $27,000 to Move to Italy and Start Your Own Business

Molise, Italy, a mountainous and partially coastal region southeast of Rome, is looking for new residents.

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Judge in Brock Turner case, Aaron Persky, fired from high school tennis coaching gig

Aaron Persky, who ruled in former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner's rape case, was fired from his job as a junior varsity girls tennis coach.

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Sony releases a Walkman for its 40th anniversary

The Sony Walkman is back. The electronics maker will release a new version of its revolutionary portable music player, it announced Friday at IFA 2019, a leading annual consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

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Families Fight Back Against Surprise Air Ambulance Bills

When a seriously ill child needs air transport, parents don’t hesitate to take the flight. Then comes a bill, sometimes upward of $50,000.

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Column: Hi, I'm David. I'm a drug addict

My experience with antidepressants mirrors the struggle many people face in trying to wean themselves from prescription drugs. It's called "discontinuation syndrome," and it isn't easy.

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Column: A dinner to remember, made by culinary students who are aging out of foster care

Hillsides, a charity for foster children, teams with six of Pasadena's best-known chefs to create a new culinary training program for young adults who have aged out of the system.

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The Mystery of the Himalayas’ Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.

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Is Your Sleep Cycle Out of Sync? It May Be Genetic

Sleep patterns often run in families, and researchers have been identifying genes that influence them.

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What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others.

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‘Take It Like a Gift’: Chase Erases Canadian Credit Card Debts

JPMorgan Chase made the unusual choice to forgive customers’ balances as it exits the credit card business in Canada.

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How a $30-million federal lawsuit was blown up over breakfast

The U.S. attorney's office dropped a lawsuit against a Saudi businessman over the 2013 Mountain fire after a last-minute bombshell was dropped before trial.

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Want to patrol your neighborhood and go on stakeouts? The LAPD needs 5,000 volunteers

Chief Michel Moore wants to dramatically beef up the LAPD's volunteer force, formed to patrol neighborhoods and deter property crimes.

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3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic

Cities and counties are suing major drugstore chains and Walmart, contending they distributed billions of painkillers that devastated communities.

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Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe

When Philip Poniz opened Box 105 at his local Wells Fargo, he discovered it was empty — and that he was totally unprotected by federal law.

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Disney Calls Heiress’s Pay Criticism a ‘Gross and Unfair Exaggeration’

Walt Disney’s grandniece Abigail Disney had said she was “livid” about the company’s pay practices after a visit to Disneyland last year.

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The Jury Said He Killed Her Daughter. She Helped Clear His Name.

Something about the confession did not sound right. So an Idaho mother pushed to use the emerging technique of genetic genealogy to find another suspect.

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Rising health insurance deductibles fuel middle-class anger and resentment

Middle-class Americans are bearing the brunt of the rise in health insurance deductibles and medical bills. That's helped widen political divisions.

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A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them

Rog Hanson created a secret habitat for seahorses in the coastal waters off Long Beach. He's come to see them about 1,000 times.

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Parents, Here’s How to Avoid Doing Battle With Your Picky Eater

Accommodating a finicky diner in the family can be frustrating, but forcing foods isn't the answer.

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Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.

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Judge Gets Threats After Saying Teenager in Rape Case Was From ‘Good Family’

Judge James Troiano’s comments sparked a nationwide outcry; now he's receiving threats and being called upon to resign.

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Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed

“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” said the principal of a high school in Boca Raton, Fla.

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10 Findings That Contradict Medical Wisdom. Doctors, Take Note.

Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable findings.

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Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says

The family court judge also said the victim should have been told that pressing charges would destroy the accused’s life.

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Risk for Dementia May Increase With Long-Term Use of Certain Medicines

Here’s what research suggests about a class of drugs called anticholinergics, which treat a wide range of ailments, from depression to bladder issues.

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13-year-old donates baked goods to homeless for every dessert he sells: 'It's all about helping people'

"I knew that I wanted to make a business, but I knew I didn't just want to make money. I also wanted to help people at the same time," the now 13-year-old said of his one-for-one business model.

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Inside the Elementary School Where Drug Addiction Sets the Curriculum

About half of the student body at one Ohio elementary school has witnessed drug use at home. Educators spend time every day teaching the children how to cope.

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An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse

Dr. George O’Neil has implanted a device he invented into thousands of Australians who abuse opioids. But is it an answer for America’s addiction crisis?

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Citi insists cardholder agreed to pay needless fees but can’t prove it

High school English teacher Paul Anderson reckons he has paid thousands of dollars to Citi over the years for card protection he never wanted or needed.

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$95,000 to Fix Up a Studio Apartment, but It Was All a Scam, Officials Say

Rents were jacked up on hundreds of New York City apartments in a kickback scheme, a lawsuit contends.

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Why Gulping Down a Cold Drink Feels So Rewarding

In a study of mice, researchers found no links between the neural systems related to reward and monitoring water intake.

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In San Quentin, prison inmates are cooking up gnocchi and brighter futures

Cooking classes taught by chef Huw Thornton for San Quentin State Prison inmates are about overcoming more than learning how to cook.

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30 seemingly impossible places that actually exist | Science 101

The world is filled with places so breathtaking, they look like they came from a fairy tale. These locations seem to make the impossible come to life.

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French Rock Star’s Instagram Defeats His Widow in Inheritance Battle

If Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis,” was a United States resident, then his fourth wife stood to inherit his whole fortune. Social media evidence led a French court to rule otherwise.

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Westside private school gave diplomas to nonstudents for a fee. Then came the college admissions scandal

Before West Hollywood College Preparatory School was linked to a national college admissions scandal, it issued hundreds of diplomas to nonstudents.

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USC was told gynecologist could be preying on Asian women, secret records show

USC received a report saying its longtime campus gynecologist was preying on vulnerable Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy."

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Billionaire pledges to pay student debt for 2019 class at historic black US college

Robert Smith makes pledge to eliminate students’ debt estimated at $40m at Morehouse, Martin Luther King’s alma mater

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Museum of Tolerance provides powerful lesson for youth hockey team

Members of the Jr Kings youth hockey team recently visited the Museum of Tolerance after members of the team were seen performing a Nazi salute and making anti-Semitic remarks in a video.

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A School Bus Driver Raped a Teenage Student. His Sentence Includes No Prison Time.

Shane Piche raped a 14-year-old girl who rode his bus in upstate New York. His sentence of 10 years’ probation has prompted outrage.

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Polio Vaccinator Is Shot and Killed in Pakistan

The woman was part of a vaccination campaign. Another worker in her team was injured. A total of three polio workers have been killed this week as unfounded rumors against vaccines spread.

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What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care.

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Best Chocolate in the U.S.

America's best chocolate includes Jacques Torres, Francois Payard and Mast Brothers. Plus more of the best chocolate in the U.S.

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What Happens When a Convicted Killer Moves to Town?

Thomas Kokoraleis, a member of the “Ripper Crew” that once terrorized Illinois, was released from prison last month and moved to Aurora. The mayor and many residents want him gone.

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Babies with 'bubble boy disease' cured using HIV in gene therapy

The rare genetic disease called severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, or SCID, often kills children, mostly boys, in the first year or two of life.

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You'll need a special 'porn pass' to view x-rated content anonymously from April

If you want to browse porn sites like Pornhub and YouPorn anonymously, you'll need to purchase one of these cards

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The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet

YouTube’s C.E.O. spends her days contemplating condoms and bestiality, talking advertisers off the ledge and managing a property the size of Netflix.

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Behind the Disney Food Blog: How One Woman Made a Career Out of Eating at Walt Disney World

The site, started by Texas resident AJ Wolfe in 2009, boasts the most comprehensive inventory of unbiased reviews of the ever-expanding food options at Disney parks, and attracts millions of monthly readers, YouTube viewers, and followers across social me

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How a Dark Web Drug Ring Was Uncovered After Suspicious A.T.M. Withdrawals

Three New Jersey men were charged in Manhattan with setting up a virtual storefront in a hidden corner of the internet that sold illicit drugs.

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Access Denied

A German woman accused of letting a 5-year-old girl she and her husband held as a slave in Islamic State-held territory in Iraq die of thirst has gone on trial in Munich

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A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.

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How one couple worked charter school regulations to make millions

California’s charter law — passed in 1992 — allowed for charter schools to be authorized and overseen by hundreds of school districts. It also allowed for multiple appeals if schools were denied. Clark and Jeanette Parker were charter operators who

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A Vintage TWA Plane is in Times Square En Route to Become Cocktail Lounge at New TWA Hotel

“Connie,” a vintage 1958 airplane that has been converted into a retro cocktail lounge for the new TWA Hotel is parked in Times Square for the weekend!

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'No jail time!': Dr. Dre boasts daughter got into USC 'on her own,' then deletes post

Dr. Dre is taking a jab at Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who made headlines for their alleged involvement in a college bribery scandal.

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Weirdly shaped, very dark: Ultima Thule is revealing the outer solar system’s secrets

Scientists are learning more and more about Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt object visited two months ago by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

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DNA and a Coincidence Lead to Arrest in 1999 Double Murder in Alabama

For 19 years, police were unable to identify the person who fatally shot two 17-year-olds. Then they turned to the technique used in the Golden State Killer case.

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Archaeologists slam ‘stupid’ Cadbury treasure hunt that could see people prosecuted for trespassing

A campaign to get Britain treasure hunting has been slammed as “intensely stupid” by archaeologists who fear people will be breaking the law. 

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Homeless mother Tanya McDowell who sent son, 6, to better school in wrong town jailed for five years | Daily Mail Online

Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport. She said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.

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California's new governor signs moratorium on executions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 737 inmates on the nation's largest death row got a reprieve from California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday when he signed an executive order placing a moratorium on...

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Real estate mogul taunts ex-wife with 12-metre photo of new one

By James BarronMarch 11, 2019 — 10.48amNew York: They measure 7.3 metres wide and 12.8 metres high, which makes them taller than a telephone pole but one metre

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An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus. His Hospital Stay: 57 Days and $800,000.

The boy’s harrowing experience with the disease in 2017 was the first pediatric case of tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years, according to a new C.D.C. report.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs When Everyone Is Doing Them

At least my “this is your brain on drugs” generation understood fear. Now, narcotics are the new boxed wine.

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Fight against 'modern-day slavery' of human trafficking in South Carolina makes strides

Experts say major strides have been made in South Carolina since the passage of a sweeping anti-human trafficking bill in 2012

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Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions

A nasal spray version of the drug ketamine has shown promise as an antidepressant, even if its properties still aren’t well understood.

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Could this bra detect breast cancer?

A teenager in Mexico invents a bra to detect breast cancer. But does it work? And if so, how?

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How badly are we being ripped off on eyewear? Former industry execs tell all

Charles Dahan was a leading supplier of frames to LensCrafters, before the company was purchased by Luxottica. Glasses that cost him $20 to make would be sold for five times that amount.

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H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic

Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.

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Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

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Neptune has a tiny moon we've never seen until now. Here's how Voyager missed it

Scientists have discovered a new moon in orbit around Neptune. Named Hippocamp, it likely formed from fragments of larger moons struck by comets.

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A February to remembrrr in L.A.: It never even reached 70 degrees

This month was the first time in recorded history that the temperature did not reach 70 degrees in downtown L.A.

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Californians are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in recycling deposits

California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in 5-cent deposits on cans and bottles last year, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, a new report says.

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Have Dark Forces Been Messing With the Cosmos?

Axions? Phantom energy? Astrophysicists scramble to patch a hole in the universe, rewriting cosmic history in the process.

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The TWA Hotel Turns an Abandoned Airport Terminal Into a Midcentury Dream

Meet JFK's first on-airport hotel—complete with midcentury modern guest rooms, a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck with pool, and a Jean-Georges restaurant.

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F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment

The active ingredients of ketamine, a popular club drug, show promise in battling deep despair.

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Viewing the Northern Lights: ‘It’s Almost Like Heavenly Visual Music’

Seeing the aurora borealis has become a must-do item for camera-toting tourists from Alaska to Greenland to Scandinavia. On a trip to northern Sweden, the sight proved elusive, if ultimately rewarding.

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Scientists Discover A Potential 'Off Switch' For Aggressive Melanomas

A quarter of all melanomas are driven by mutations in a protein called NRAS that cause it to turn on and stay on. Now, researchers have found a way to switch this protein off.

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How to Use ‘Do Not Disturb’ on Your Phone (While Still Letting Important Calls Through)

The bliss of turning off all notifications on your phone doesn’t have to come with the anxiety of potentially missing an important call or text. Here’s how you can have it all.

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Once and for all: Hormone replacement is good for women

Forget the black cohosh and chaste tree, if you're heading into menopause you need exactly the treatment that you may think will harm you: hormone replacement therapy,

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The Reason Why Those DNA Tests Are Misrepresenting

You know Ancestry.com and 23andMe, which both determine your ancestry line and DNA through genetic testing? It’s pretty amazing to go back in time and find out where your true roots are from, but reports are now showing that these DNA tests are actu

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Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

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Washington measles cases rise, leading to a state of emergency - CNN

As of Sunday, there are 35 confirmed cases of measles in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee has already declared a state of emergency.

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Deciem Founder Brandon Truaxe Has Died

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe, whose erratic behavior led to his being stripped of his CEO role at the popular skin-care company, died on Sunday.

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Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia?

As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t.

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Chocolate is a better cough suppressant than your cough syrup, study says

Got a nagging cough? Grab some chocolate. At least that’s what a few English researchers are suggesting.

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6 Things You Should Know About Your New Instant Pot | Kitchn

If you got one for the holidays, well, you basically hit the present jackpot.

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99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018

The world didn’t fall apart this year. You were just getting your news from the wrong places.

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100 Home Improvement Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Sometimes those head-scratching home improvement moments turn into aha! ideas.

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Man suspected of money laundering after $400,000 found in washing machine - CNN

The term "money laundering" was never more appropriate than this week, when Dutch police found around $400,000 stuffed inside the drum of a washing machine.