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Who's Still Poor? Who's Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:33am

The global middle class is growing ... but slowly. (A lot of the credit goes to China.) And more than 70 percent of the world's population still falls below what would be considered "middle" income.

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Plus Size Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:27am

Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.

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He Fled Sudan And Made A New Life In The U.S. So Why Go Back?

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:26am

Daniel Majok Gai became a "lost boy" at age 6, eventually made it to Denver, where he managed a hub cap business and earned a college degree. Now he's determined to help heal his troubled homeland.

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:19am

Carrying a child for someone unable to become pregnant can be a legal and ethical minefield. In Oregon, lenient laws and strict contracts have made surrogacy a more appealing option for women.

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Architects Say Beyonce Inspired Australian Skyscraper

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:12am

The architects of an office tower planned for Melbourne say its silvery curves pay homage to Beyonce. The design has an uncanny resemblance to the star's body.

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Police In Russia Encourage Safe Selfies

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:00am

Authorities say they're concerned about the number of Russians killed or injured while taking selfies. They've released guidelines which include: Don't take selfies while climbing roofs.

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House And Senate Lawmakers Work To Revise No Child Left Behind Law

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

Passed in 2001, the education law established more standardized testing and education data collection than at any time in U.S. history. Congress is looking to reauthorize it, but roadblocks remain.

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Calif. Birthday Celebrations Reinforce Dalai Lama's Global Presence

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

The Dalai Lama is in Southern California for three days — part of a celebration marking his 80th birthday. Renee Montagne talks to Robert Barnett — Director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University — about what this moment in time means for Tibet and the exile community.

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Assisted Suicide Bill In California Hits Major Roadblock

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

California's assisted suicide legislation failed to move forward on Tuesday. The bill was pulled before the Assembly's Health Committee could vote on it.

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Muslim Children Participate In Ramadan Rituals: Fasting And Prayers

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

Islam's holy month of Ramadan means the devout are fasting from dawn to dusk. Most who fast are adults but so do many children. Ramadan, however, can mean different things to different kids.

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Pope Francis Delights Crowds In Ecuador, Moves On To Boliva

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

Pope Francis has wrapped up the first leg of his South American mission which is focused on aiding the poor. Over the last three days, he was a real crowd pleaser in Ecuador. He next visits Bolivia and then it's on to Paraguay.

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Solution To Greece's Debt Crisis Remains Elusive

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne gets the latest from "Wall Street Journal" reporter Gabriele Steinhauser in Brussels, where European leaders are making a last-ditch attempt to keep Greece from sliding out of the eurozone. obstacles

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Examining The Drop In China's Financial Markets

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

The Chinese stock market has fallen some 30 percent in the last month. We examine why.

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'Los Angeles Times' Recognizes The Relevance Of Black Twitter

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

Black Twitter has a prominent online presence. It has become so important, a major newspaper has hired a reporter to cover the news that comes from African-American tweeters.

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Hannibal Buress' Show Adds To Comedy Central's More Diversified Lineup

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

With the success of shows like Inside Amy Schumer, Key and Peele, and Wednesday night's debut of a show from comedian Hannibal Buress, Comedy Central is showing the power of diversity.

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Navy, Marine Corps Now Offer 18 Weeks Of Maternity Leave

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

The U.S. Navy announced it has tripled the amount of paid maternity leave for female personnel in the Navy and Marine Corps. Effective immediately, 18 weeks of maternity leave will be available.

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Clinton Acknowledges Competitive Race As Sanders Gains Momentum

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:01am

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been drawing bigger crowds than any presidential candidate so far. But there's more to winning a nomination than just crowd size.

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What Have The Numbers Done To America's Pastime?

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:43am

Baseball statistics have been around almost as long as the game. But a recent statistic explosion has led to covert skulduggery, industrial espionage and power politics. In baseball!

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Do It Like A Deity: A Dutch Artist Depicts Gods Gone Wild

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:43am

At the turn of the 16th century, Joachim Wtewael painted passionate stories from the Bible and mythology. The Dutch artist was a very strict Calvinist, but on canvas, he let loose.

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The Spotlight On Darfur Is Gone, But Not The Abuses

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:42am

The U.S. and others said more than a decade ago that Sudan was committing genocide in Darfur. Despite a U.N. peacekeeping mission and genocide charges against Sudan's president, little has changed.

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