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For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:34am

A quota system for public universities and government jobs was meant to increase the number of Afro-Brazilians. But it has been abused and now a committee will decide an applicant's race.

How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:32am

Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer, and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.

Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:30am

As West Coast cities have seen a boom in homelessness, some have declared emergencies. But debates have broken out over how much tolerance should be shown to illegal camps in public spaces.

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