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Street Harassment Around The World: What's Your Story?

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 9:27am

How do men treat women in public spaces in different countries? What do women do to protect themselves? We asked activists to share their stories.

Songs We Love: Parquet Courts, 'Human Performance'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 9:00am

The title track from the rock band's forthcoming Human Performance is a fragile and verbose tale of a relationship dissolved, featuring a wistful Mellotron solo.

Post-Wisconsin Election Update

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 7:56am

Post Wisconsin election

Top Stories: Pfizer Calls Off Allergan Merger; New Financial Advisor Rules

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 7:51am

Also: Winds fan wildfires in Kansas and Oklahoma; former coal mine CEO Don Blankenship faces federal sentencing in a deadly mine accident case; and Fiji is facing a second cyclone.

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew May Visit Greece This Month

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 7:17am

The visit by the leaders of the Eastern and Western churches — announced by Greek church and government officials, but not confirmed by the Vatican — would signal support for migrants and refugees.

Pfizer Calls Off $150 Billion Merger With Allergan

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:40am

U.S. drug company Pfizer announced it has terminated its merger agreement with Ireland-based Allergan. Pfizer says the decision was driven by anti-inversion rules introduced by the U.S. Treasury.

Cruz Declines Cheesehead Hat But Still Wins Wis. Primary

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:27am

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz fended off the cheese hat, saying, "I would not presume to intrude on the elegance with which the people of Wisconsin wear those hats."

Flight Attendant Deploys Emergency Shute; Slides Down

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:17am

United Airlines says it is investigating why the flight attendant activated the emergency evacuation slide in Houston. She's been grounded while the investigation continues.

Pfizer, Allergan Call Off Their $150 Billion Merger

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:11am

Pfizer announced that the planned merger between the two pharmaceutical companies has been terminated because of a recent change in U.S. tax rules.

The Agonizing Collision Of Love And Slavery In 'Thomas Jefferson'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:00am

The real, historical Thomas Jefferson never wrote anything about Sally Hemings, his slave and companion for decades. But she comes to life in a complex new novel from author Stephen O'Connor.

Taking High School Courses In College Costs Students And Families Nearly $1.5 Billion

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 5:53am

Hundreds of thousands of first-year students from all backgrounds are shelling out for remedial courses, says a new report.




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