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White House Aims To Break Down Gender Stereotypes Through Toys

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:35am

The White House Council on Women and Girls is hosting a conference on the ways toy retailers perpetuate gender stereotypes.

When The Sun Brings Darkness And Chaos

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:31am

Trying not to be very apocalyptic (but being so), a very big solar storm could disrupt the fabric of society as we know it: The danger exists and is palpable, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

Frank Waln On Understanding The Native American Experience Through Hip Hop

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:20am

Sicangu Lakota artist Frank Waln has rapped about the Keystone XL Pipeline, his battle with depression, and the modern Native American experience.

Puerto Rico Passes Bill To Freeze The Island's Debt Payments

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:17am

The measure would delay payments on Puerto Rico's debt load, which is now more than $70 billion, until January 2016. Creditors say the measure violates prior agreements and the island's constitution.

Wisconsin Rejects Front Runners Clinton, Trump

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:05am

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz won big in the Wisconsin primary last night, and the presidential campaigns look ahead to New York.

All-Natural But Still 'Imitation'? The Strange Case Of The Skim Milk Label

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:00am

A Florida dairy farmer has had to dump hundreds of gallons of skim milk from her creamery because she doesn't add vitamins back in. Legally, that makes it an "imitation milk product."

California's Dental Safety Net Fails Most Clients, Report Says

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:47am

Millions of children and adults are eligible for subsidized dental care in California. But the state's program is underfunded and many families can't find a dentist who participates, a report finds.

Meet The Most Influential Poverty Fighter You've Never Heard Of

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 9:55am

He was an accountant for Big Oil. Then came the cyclone of 1970. Sir Fazle Hasen Abed found a new calling — and came up with a idea that could be key to ending extreme poverty.

Plan For Antonin Scalia School Of Law Is Tweaked Over Unfortunate Acronym

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 9:46am

Days after adopting a name change, George Mason University has again renamed its law school. The first attempt to honor the late Antonin Scalia was ridiculed online.

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