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Nathan Chen, Yale student, swaps books for boots at Skate America

Nathan Chen is nearly two months into a new, unique training situation — 3,000 miles from his coach while taking freshman classes at Yale.

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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their ...

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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.

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Food, Water, a Ride: Guatemalans Help Honduran Migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from ...

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McConnell: Senate Republicans May Try Obamacare Repeal Again

Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said ...

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Tech Spotlight: Lisa Gelobter is helping employees and employers navigate the complexities of work place harassment

Lisa Gelobter's teQuitablenuses technology to make companies more equitable addressing issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment. The post Tech ...

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Trump Criticizes Condemnation of Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump criticized growing condemnation of Saudi Arabia and allegations it is behind the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, saying, "Here we go again with, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent," in an interview Tuesday with ...

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Whoopi Goldberg says women have told her they slept with ‘ugly men’ to advance their careers

Whoopi Goldberg is calling out women making claims of having a #MeToo moment and urged some of them to admit to sleeping with “ugly” men to advance their careers. —Get Up, Stand up! 6 Black men who call out rape culture in the era of #MeToo— “Now there’s some things my mother always said to […] The post Whoopi Goldberg says women ...

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Literary Group Sues Trump, Alleges Free Speech Stifling

In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies, organized petitions and established a Press Freedom Incentive Fund. Now the literary and human rights organization, which ...

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Matthew Hedges: Durham student charged with UAE spying

PhD student Matthew Hedges' wife is calling on the UK Government to deny he was spying for them.

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Pompeo in Riyadh, But No News About Missing Saudi Journalist's Fate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday about the missing Saudi ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King ...

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Native Americans Decry Supreme Court Ruling on Voter ID in North Dakota

Civil rights groups are expressing outrage over a recent Supreme Court ruling that could make it harder for Native Americans in North Dakota to cast their votes in the upcoming midterm elections. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled against overturning North Dakota's controversial voter ID law which requires voters to present identification that ...

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Nicaragua police arrest demonstrators amid crackdown

Human rights groups are calling for those arrested on Sunday amid a police crackdown to be released.

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Trial Starts on Claim Harvard Discriminates against Asian-Americans

A trial began on Monday in a lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants, a closely watched case that could influence how U.S. colleges may use race as a factor in their admissions decisions. The non-jury ...

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Trump in Florida to Survey Hurricane Michael Damage

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Florida governor Rick Scott for his efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael during a visit to affected ...

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Trump Says Climate Change Is Not a Hoax

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Trump told CBS-TV's 60 ...

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Kevin Garnett calls Jimmy Butler’s Timberwolves drama a ‘sh*t storm’

Kevin Garnett didn’t hold back about the recent Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves drama calling it a 'sh*tstorm.' The post Kevin Garnett calls Jimmy Butler’s Timberwolves drama a ‘sh*t storm’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace

The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to promote a negotiated settlement to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman, while announcing details of Friday’s meeting, the second in less than three months, said that U.S. ...

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Missouri State student raped in dorm hours after attending #MeToo rally

The student said she pushed away the suspect, Zachary Alperin, after waking up to find him performing sex acts on her.

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50 Cent inks megadeal with Starz on the strength of ‘Power’ success

Rapper 50 Cent is making power moves and secured a lucrative deal to bring new scripted and unscripted projects exclusively to the Starz network ...

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Seriously? Calling the police on a kid for brushing against your butt?

A shocking video of a white woman calling the cops on a nine-year-old black boy at a Brooklyn bodega has people on social media outraged after the ...

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NYC adds third gender option on birth certificates

  Effective Jan. 1, 2019, New York City will now allow a third gender option to be included on birth certificates in the city. Denoted simply as ...

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Harvard Bias Trial to Spotlight Use of Race in College Admissions

A lawsuit challenging the use of race as a factor in U.S. college admissions will go to trial in Boston on Monday, when Harvard University will face ...

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Is 2018 the Year of the Angry College-Educated Woman?

Whatever happens in next month's midterm elections, women candidates have already made history. There are more female nominees for public office nationwide than ever before. Twenty-three women are in the running for the U.S. Senate — 15 Democrats and 8 Republicans. Four of those women are running in states with open seats, which means they ...

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Florida: Too Soon for Homeowners to Return to Disaster Zone

Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there's utter devastation in their Florida Panhandle community: fishing boats tossed like toys, roofs lifted off of buildings and ...

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Missouri Man Charged With Illegal Circumcision of 2 Teens

A Missouri man who started his own religious ministry has been charged with illegally circumcising two teenagers. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 47-year-old Curtis Abbott, of Nixa, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of child ...

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