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Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:04

More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.

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In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:00

Data from 15 states reveal that female inmates are disciplined at higher rates than men for smaller infractions of prison rules — often with harsh consequences.

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Long-Secret Watergate 'Road Map' May Soon Be Public. Could It Guide Mueller's Team?

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:00

A federal judge has paved the way to publish one of the last remaining secrets of the Watergate investigation. Experts said the materials could inform how special counsel Robert Mueller proceeds.

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As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:52

Electric scooters zoom through traffic in many cities these days, and have the potential to take cars off the road. But experts worry that the many riders who forgo safety gear are taking big risks.

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Sears, Drowning In Red Ink, Finally Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:23

The filling could mark the end of the struggling retailer, which invented the mail-order catalog business and has been an American institution since the late 19th century.

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Does Harvard Treat Asian-American Applicants Unfairly? The Case Goes To Trial

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:01

A federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process goes to court this week. It could have big consequences for higher education.

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Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 19:15

The storm's costs to insurers will be substantial, Fitch Ratings says, but companies should be able to absorb the losses. Still, communities will be coping with the financial fallout for a long time.

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Merkel's Allies Falter In Regional Elections, As Rivals Gain On Left And Right

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 16:43

The German chancellor's center-right sister party has long been a juggernaut in Bavaria, but they didn't look like it Sunday.

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Saudis Vow To Retaliate With 'Greater Action' If Hit With Sanctions

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 13:15

The kingdom's state news agency dismissed suspicions of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder as "falsehoods" — and pledged Saudi Arabia's "total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it."

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'SNL' Spoofs Kanye West, Welcomes Back Paul Simon

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 13:14

The cold open revisited West's bizarre White House soliloquy, while Simon performed an emotional rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

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With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:41

Vienna had a problem: A key construction site threatened the habitat of dozens of hamsters — yes, common hamsters, a protected species in Austria. Here's how the developers saved the little animals.

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Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI Elevated To Sainthood

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:39

In a ceremony at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis declared the sainthood of the murdered Salvadoran archbishop, the former pontiff and five other people.

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Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 09:44

Songbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures.

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Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He's Getting The Shot

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:02

When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days hospitalized. Serious, even fatal, complications can hit patients of any age.

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With Voters Sour On Major Parties, Group Recruits 'None Of The Above' Candidates

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 06:11

Nearly 70 percent of voters say Republicans and Democrats fail to adequately represent the American people. One group is trying to help elect more unaffiliated candidates.

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Protesters Throng Berlin In Massive Rally To Support 'Open And Free Society'

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 18:17

Organizers expected 40,000 people to show up at their march Saturday. Instead, they say, more than 240,000 attended. The event comes at a time when far-right populists are gaining ground in Germany.

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Facebook Says 14 Million Accounts Had Broad Array Of Personal Data Stolen

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 17:36

In an update on a recent security breach, Facebook says 30 million accounts were affected. For nearly half of those, hackers accessed users' searches, locations and other details.

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'Thankful To Be Safely Home': Pastor Brunson, Freed From Detention, Arrives In U.S.

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 16:10

Andrew Brunson's arrest in Turkey raised tension between the two longtime allies. Now, the pastor has returned — and President Trump greeted him Saturday at the White House.

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China Lures Taiwan's Latin American Allies

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 14:06

The biggest bloc of Taiwan's few remaining world allies is in Central America and the Caribbean. But even that solidarity is splintering.

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Pope Francis Defrocks 2 Chilean Priests In Deepening Sex Abuse Scandal

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:20

The two high-ranking retired clerics, Archbishop Francisco José Cox Huneeus and Bishop Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández, were expelled from the priesthood due to alleged "manifest abuse of minors."

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