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Where's Masculinity Headed? Men's Groups And Therapists Are Talking

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:24

American men face higher rates of suicide than women and higher rates of incarceration. In the age of #MeToo, some men are turning to each other to build healthy esteem that builds up others too.

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For One U.S. Bike-Maker, Tariffs Are A Mixed Bag

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 08:13

Detroit Bikes, a rare domestic maker of bicycles, could see business increase as a result of increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese bikes. But imported parts it relies on are also subject to higher taxes.

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Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap Operas

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 08:12

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing a whopping collection of Cold War-era, must-hear entertainment — Spanish language radionovelas made by Cuban emigrés in Miami.

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'Get Off The Boat' — Women In Commercial Fishing Industry Fight Sexual Harassment

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 08:10

Women make up roughly 15% of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, and sexual harassment is part of the job. Being on a boat for weeks at a time makes harassment hard to escape.

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Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 07:00

A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?

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In His Own Words: Cory Booker On 'The Worst Gut Punch' Of His Life

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 07:00

The Democratic presidential candidate regularly tells personal stories on the campaign trail. Booker shared one particularly powerful experience in an interview with the NPR Politics Podcast.

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Critics Say USDA Plan To Move Federal Agencies Could Hurt Research Vital For Farmers

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 05:00

A plan to move USDA research groups out of Washington, D.C. has towns clamoring for high-paying jobs. But critics say it's part of an effort to gut objective research and cut jobs at the two agencies.

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In Syria, Reports Of 19 Medical Facilities Bombed Since April 28

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:34

Strikes by the government and its allies have dealt a devastating blow to Idlib province in the north, where the conflict has escalated since late April.

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WATCH: The Escalating Trade War With China

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:03

The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China may be painful for American consumers and companies but Trump's supporters say the battle is long overdue.

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Ohio State Doctor Sexually Abused At Least 177 Male Students, Investigation Finds

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:16

The independent investigation concluded that university personnel were aware of the abuse as early as 1979, but that Richard Strauss kept abusing students until he retired nearly two decades later.

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Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:31

Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.

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U.S. To Lift Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Canada And Mexico

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:04

The Trump administration has reached a deal to lift tariffs on steel and other imports from Canada and Mexico, in a move that could make it easier to ratify the USMCA trade pact.

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The Unanswered Questions About Anthrax

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:44

The full impact of this potentially fatal disease is unknown. A new report calculates the places where animals and people are at risk.

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'How Shostakovich Changed My Mind' Touches On The Music-Body Connection

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:56

BBC music broadcaster Stephen Johnson's remarkably diverse aesthetic and personal sensitivity are on full display in his new book on the Russian composer's music — and his own personal struggles.

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WATCH: What's Driving U.S. Sanctions On Iran

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:40

For 40 years, the U.S. and Iran have been locked in an almost nonstop confrontation.

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Herman Wouk, 'The Jackie Robinson Of Jewish-American Fiction,' Dies At 103

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:25

Wouk was famous for writing The Winds of War, Marjorie Morningstar and The Caine Mutiny, which won a Pulitzer Prize. He also helped popularize themes that writers like Philip Roth later tackled.

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To Improve Health, Cut Costs, Walmart Pushes For Better Medical Imaging For Workers

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:24

To cut down on unnecessary procedures — and health costs — Walmart is pushing its workers to get more accurate diagnoses by using diagnostic imaging centers known for high quality, not low price.

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Chance The Rapper Shops For 'Groceries' With Meme Rap

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:59

"Groceries" is a collaboration with Houston rapper TisaKorean and Canadian producer Murda Beatz, and it sounds tailor-made for a viral dance craze.

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Trump Delays Auto Tariffs For 6 Months

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:15

The Trump administration announced Friday that it will delay tariffs on cars and auto parts imports while it negotiates trade deals with Japan and the European Union.

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China's Luckin Coffee Tries To Conquer A Nation Of Tea Drinkers

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:07

In less than two years, the Chinese brand has opened 2,300 stores — second in China only to Starbucks. The company goes public on Nasdaq on Friday. And ... it's losing millions.

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