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Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’

 

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The Human Cost Of Trump’s Rollback On Regulations

 If Tom Ward had to die from his work, he’d rather fall off a scaffold than endure the slow death his father did from the debilitating lung disease silicosis. “I would choose to go much quicker,” he said, “rather than to have my family watch me suffer.” Ward fears that oth

Maxine Waters’ Political Career Makes Her Uniquely Suited To Take On Donald Trump

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Maxine Waters spends her weekends at home. For most people, this is not an unusual habit. But for Waters, it requires extra effort: Each Monday Congress has been in session over the past 26 years, she has embarked on a 2,300-mile commute from her home in Los Angeles to W

Each Of These Quadruplets Got Accepted Into Harvard And Yale

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Quadruplets Zachary, Aaron, Nigel and Nick Wade have more in common than DNA: they’re all friggin’ brilliant. All four of them have been accepted into Harvard and Yale, among other prestigious colleges including Duke, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cornell  The brothers run t

Black Fraternity Helps To Clean Up Mess After Spring Break Party On South Beach

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Once upon a time, a group of fraternity brothers went to South Beach to party ... then cleaned up after themselves.

When members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Florida International University saw the mess made from their daytime spring break shenanigans on Ma

Competition-winning 4th grade robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'

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A group of black and Latino fourth graders from Pleasant Run Elementary in Indianapolis won a regional robotics challenge — and were in turn taunted by lesser-ranked competitors and their parents with cries of "go back to Mexico!" The five-person Pleasant Run PantherBots,

Harvard Law Review Selects Black Woman To Head Publication

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Nearly three decades after Barack Obama made history and became president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review, Susan Estrich, was recently elected to the post and made history.

Black and female, ImeIme (pronounced “Ah-MAY-may”) Umana, 24, is the daughter of Nigerian imm

Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’

Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’

  The world wouldn’t be the same had it not been for Henrietta. Hardly anyone knew of Henrietta Lacks’ life story prior to 2010.   That year, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released, and went on to become a New York Times best-seller. The biographical book told the story of a black woman born on a tobacco farm in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1920 who revolutionized medical research and saved the lives of millions, without ever knowing it....

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The Human Cost Of Trump’s Rollback On Regulations

The Human Cost Of Trump’s Rollback On Regulations

 If Tom Ward had to die from his work, he’d rather fall off a scaffold than endure the slow death his father did from the debilitating lung disease silicosis. “I would choose to go much quicker,” he said, “rather than to have my family watch me suffer.” Ward fears that other workers will face the same suffocating illness as his father, thanks to the regulatory rollback underway by the Trump administration. Ward’s father spent several years working...

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Maxine Waters’ Political Career Makes Her Uniquely Suited To Take On Donald Trump

Maxine Waters’ Political Career Makes Her Uniquely Suited To Take On Donald Trump

Maxine Waters spends her weekends at home. For most people, this is not an unusual habit. But for Waters, it requires extra effort: Each Monday Congress has been in session over the past 26 years, she has embarked on a 2,300-mile commute from her home in Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., where she currently serves as one of the most powerful Democrats in the House of Representatives. A pre-dawn, cross-country flight to head to work in...

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Each Of These Quadruplets Got Accepted Into Harvard And Yale

Each Of These Quadruplets Got Accepted Into Harvard And Yale

Quadruplets Zachary, Aaron, Nigel and Nick Wade have more in common than DNA: they’re all friggin’ brilliant. All four of them have been accepted into Harvard and Yale, among other prestigious colleges including Duke, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cornell  The brothers run track at Lakota East Senior High School in Liberty Township, Ohio, and discovered they’d all been accepted at Harvard and Yale while at practice.  The quadruplets are part of 2,272 students admitted into Yale this year ― for...

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Black Fraternity Helps To Clean Up Mess After Spring Break Party On South Beach

Black Fraternity Helps To Clean Up Mess After Spring Break Party On South Beach

Once upon a time, a group of fraternity brothers went to South Beach to party ... then cleaned up after themselves. When members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Florida International University saw the mess made from their daytime spring break shenanigans on March 13, they got to work alongside the beach’s maintenance crew.  Once other beachgoers noticed the fraternity’s efforts, they also began to assist in the cleanup.  Just a day prior, spring breakers in other...

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Competition-winning 4th grade robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'

Competition-winning 4th grade robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'

A group of black and Latino fourth graders from Pleasant Run Elementary in Indianapolis won a regional robotics challenge — and were in turn taunted by lesser-ranked competitors and their parents with cries of "go back to Mexico!" The five-person Pleasant Run PantherBots, three of whom are Latino and two of whom were black, became the target of the racist bullying at both a school auditorium and parking lot at the Plainfield, Indiana, competition, the Indianapolis Star reported. The team...

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Harvard Law Review Selects Black Woman To Head Publication

Harvard Law Review Selects Black Woman To Head Publication

Nearly three decades after Barack Obama made history and became president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review, Susan Estrich, was recently elected to the post and made history. Black and female, ImeIme (pronounced “Ah-MAY-may”) Umana, 24, is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. She was elected on Jan. 29 by the review’s 92 student editors as the president of its 131st volume, according to news reports.But she is not the first female, Hispanic, Asian American,  openly gay,...

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Fact check: 100 days of Trump whoppers

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Fact check: 100 days of Trump whoppers

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Why do we feel so lonely all the time?

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Why do we feel so lonely all the time?

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3 medical debt mistakes to avoid

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How Starz' American Gods Updates and Honors Neil Gaiman's 2001 Book

It's been sixteen years since acclaimed author Neil Gaiman released American Gods, an epic novel about the battle for America's attention, and a whole lot of things have changed since...... Read more

I Tried Olivia Culpo's Anti-Stress Vitam…

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The Flash Star Grant Gustin Is Engaged t…

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The Flash Star Grant Gustin Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend LA Thoma

Grant Gustin is officially off the market! The Flash star took to Instagram on Saturday with one special announcement: He's engaged to longtime love LA Thoma! It looks as if...... Read more

Jamie Lynn Spears Honors Britney Spears …

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Jamie Lynn Spears Honors Britney Spears During Surprise Appearance at 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

It's a family affair... Jamie Lynn Spears surprised fans at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards earlier today, when she presented big sis Britney Spears the first-ever Icon Award at...... Read more

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Celtics vs. Wizards: Fun point guard mat…

29-04-2017

Celtics vs. Wizards: Fun point guard matchup (Yahoo Sports)

The players to watch on the Celtics vs. Wizards second-round playoff matchup are Boston's Isaiah Thomas and Washington's John Wall.... Read more

Plenty of drama between Celtics and Wiza…

29-04-2017

Plenty of drama between Celtics and Wizards (Yahoo Sports)

The players in Boston and Washington really don't like each other, which adds an extra layer of intrigue to an already interesting matchup.... Read more

Penguins humble Capitals in Game 2 (Yaho…

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The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 series lead in their second-round showdown with the Washington Capitals with a 6-2 victory on Saturday night.... Read more

Penguins pour it on Caps in Game 2 (Yaho…

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Penguins pour it on Caps in Game 2 (Yahoo Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 series lead in their second-round showdown with the Washington Capitals with a 6-2 victory on Saturday night.... Read more

Business News

SpaceX delays launch of secretive satell…

30-04-2017

SpaceX delays launch of secretive satellite for U.S. Intelligence agency

Elon Musk's SpaceX has pushed back its launch of a mysterious satellite for the U.S. intelligence community because of a sensor issue.... Read more

More tech earnings; Jobs report; Berkshi…

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More tech earnings; Jobs report; Berkshire's annual meeting

1. More tech earnings: Once again, it's a big week for tech.... Read more

China deports U.S. businesswoman it conv…

30-04-2017

China deports U.S. businesswoman it convicted of spying

China has deported an American businesswoman whom it convicted of spying a few days earlier.... Read more

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29-04-2017

'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner' team was as thrilled about cameos as you

"Full Frontal" correspondents Ashley Nicole Black, Amy Hoggart, and Mike Rubens were less than an hour removed from an event that's been in the works... Read more

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McMaster: U.S. will adhere to Korean mis…

30-04-2017

McMaster: U.S. will adhere to Korean missile defense deal 'until any renegotiation'

H.R. McMaster also downplayed his call with South Korea's national security chief Kim Kwan-jin on the Terminal High Altitude Area... Read more

Susan Rice denies misusing intel to dama…

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Susan Rice denies misusing intel to damage Trump

Rice said Trump's accusation is "absolutely false" and that members of Congress have not found anything inappropriate in the situation.... Read more

Trump in tweets: ‘New healthcare plan is…

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Trump in tweets: ‘New healthcare plan is on its way’

“New...healthcare plan is on its way. Will have much lower premiums & deductibles while at the same time taking care... Read more

The NRA's Struggle to Prove Black Guns M…

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ATLANTA—On Friday morning, the first day of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Dwayne Williams was doing a little shopping.... Read more

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