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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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South Korean-U.S. joint military live-fi…

26-04-2017

A South Korean army's K1A2 tank fires during South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the... Read more

Lose citizenship for fibbing? Supreme Co…

26-04-2017

Lose citizenship for fibbing? Supreme Court justices fume

Candidates for U.S. citizenship take the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in Jersey City, N.J., in February. (Photo: KENA BETANCUR, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON... Read more

Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of r…

26-04-2017

Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement

AP Published 11:44 a.m. ET April 26, 2017 | Updated 23 minutes ago FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Seattle Seahawks running... Read more

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White Privilege Conference Opens In Kans…

26-04-2017

White Privilege Conference Opens In Kansas City April 27-30

A lthough the term “white privilege” has been around for quite some time, in the last few years become part of the larger American lexicon. Predictably,... Read more

Trump’s Daughter Booed At Event In Germa…

26-04-2017

Trump’s Daughter Booed At Event In Germany

F irst Daughter Ivanka Trump received an earful from an audience of female entrepreneurs in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, Politico reports. Trump was a panelist... Read more

Bill Cosby’s Youngest Daughter Defends H…

26-04-2017

Bill Cosby’s Youngest Daughter Defends Her Dad: ‘He Is Not Abusive, Violent Or A Rapist’

E vin Cosby, the youngest of Bill Cosby ’s children, unexpectedly dropped a heartfelt defense of her father on his Facebook page early Wednesday morning.... Read more

Entertainment News

Inside the War of the Jolie-Pitts: How B…

26-04-2017

Inside the War of the Jolie-Pitts: How Brad and Angelina Went from Bitter Enemies to Friends

When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie boarded a flight from Nice to Los Angeles last September, neither of them could have realized the trip would mark the beginning of one... Read more

How to Get Rid of Scratches on Your Sung…

26-04-2017

How to Get Rid of Scratches on Your Sunglasses In 6 Easy Steps

How many times have you slid your glasses into your purse without a case? Whether you do this often or they accidentally fall out of your hands, scratches are inevitable. That's...... Read more

How Melania Trump Is Celebrating Her Fir…

26-04-2017

How Melania Trump Is Celebrating Her First Birthday as FLOTUS

Happy birthday, Melania Trump! The First Lady of the United States turns 47 today, and she's celebrating in Washington D.C. President Donald Trump's wife is in the...... Read more

White Button Down Shirts Will Never Be B…

26-04-2017

White Button Down Shirts Will Never Be Basic Again, Thanks to These Celebs

Your average button down just became a major fashion statement. Whether you're a trendsetter like Rihanna or a cool mom like Chrissy Teigen, there's a new way to style a white...... Read more

Sports News

Sharapova wins in return from doping ban…

26-04-2017

Sharapova wins in return from doping ban (Yahoo Sports)

The former world No. 1 was rusty Wednesday but Sharapova still managed a 7-5, 6-3 win over Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart.... Read more

How the NFL draft turned into a national…

26-04-2017

How the NFL draft turned into a national obsession (Yahoo Sports)

What is now one of the biggest days on the sports calendar was once mocked as a trivial obsession for two devoted — and very different... Read more

Updated list of biggest names let go at …

26-04-2017

Updated list of biggest names let go at ESPN (Yahoo Sports)

The network reportedly sought to cut tens of millions of dollars and decided that jettisoning big contracts was the way to do it.... Read more

ESPN lets go of some big names in layoff…

26-04-2017

ESPN lets go of some big names in layoffs (Yahoo Sports)

The network reportedly sought to cut tens of millions of dollars and decided that jettisoning big contracts was the way to do it.... Read more

Business News

ESPN cuts familiar faces in major layoff

26-04-2017

ESPN cuts familiar faces in major layoff

ESPN is cutting a number of its most familiar faces as part of a larger layoff of 100 on-air personalities and writers.... Read more

President Trump has 'no intention' of re…

26-04-2017

President Trump has 'no intention' of releasing his tax returns, Mnuchin says

Read full story for latest details.... Read more

FCC chair unveils plan to roll back net …

26-04-2017

FCC chair unveils plan to roll back net neutrality

The attempt to roll back net neutrality has officially begun.... Read more

Chobani sues Alex Jones for disparaging …

26-04-2017

Chobani sues Alex Jones for disparaging claims about refugee workers

The yogurt company Chobani is suing Alex Jones, the aggressive conspiracy theorist with a large following, over his claims that Chobani supported "migrant rapists."... Read more

Political News

White House readies order on withdrawing…

26-04-2017

White House readies order on withdrawing from NAFTA

“It’s been very, very bad for our companies and for our workers, and we’re going to make some very big... Read more

Army secretary nominee: 'Liberal left' p…

26-04-2017

Army secretary nominee: 'Liberal left' painting me as a 'hater'

“The liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I've said,” Dr. Mark... Read more

Ivanka Trump: Allowing Syrian refugees i…

26-04-2017

Ivanka Trump: Allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. 'has to be part of the discussion'

Ivanka Trump said that “there is a global humanitarian crisis that's happening, and we have to come together, and we... Read more

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