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Sex Discrimination Trial Puts Silicon Valley Under The Microscope

Tue, 2015-03-17 12:52

Ellen Pao was vying to be one of the few women at the top of the venture capital world. Then she was fired. Now she's suing, in an industry where women often say they are sidelined and passed over.

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Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:51

Overall, men were more likely to take their lives than women on the job. And workers between the ages of 65 and 74 were more likely to commit suicide at work than their younger counterparts.

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U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Trying To Aid ISIS

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:46

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh faces charges of attempting to join the self-described Islamic State and obstruction of justice. He is expected to plead not guilty.

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If These Two Teenagers Ran The World, We'd All Jump For Joy

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:27

Memory from Malawi and Achie from Ethiopia met at the U.N. last week. They're now best friends in real life and on Facebook, bound by their determination to build a better world for girls.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Questions

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:00

The 33-year-old Republican had come under heavy scrutiny. In a statement, he said that "the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction."

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Here's What People Are Saying About Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign

Tue, 2015-03-17 10:17

Starbucks doesn't shy from controversy, however its attempt to talk about race relations has been met with some blunt opposition— and snark.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:47

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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Thailand Cautions Women Against 'Underboob Selfies'

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:47

Citing both potential harm to society and a 2007 law, Thailand's Culture Ministry warns women to resist a trend of taking photos that focus on the midriff and the lower portion of their breasts.

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Talking About Great Teachers At SXSWedu

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:33

Education thinkers at SXSW gave us the details on the teachers who inspired them.

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:25

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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Ikea To 32,000 People: No Hide And Seek At Our Stores

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:19

The company brought the hammer down at its locations in the Netherlands after more than 32,000 people signed up via Facebook to play at a store in Eindhoven.

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Secret Service Head Clancy Tells Panel: 'This Is My First Test'

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:40

Answering pointed questions about new claims of misconduct by his agents, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he had a "good stern talk" with his staff about why he wasn't told about it sooner.

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Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:35

Like the famously curt broth ladler on Seinfeld, Addis Ababa's Chef Chane is known for serving up both delectable cuisine and insults. He says he learned his vaunted culinary skills in royal kitchens.

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Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Tue, 2015-03-17 07:40

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.

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7 Creative Wedding Ideas From History

Tue, 2015-03-17 07:33

Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.

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Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

Tue, 2015-03-17 06:57

It had been ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will now progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying, after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches.

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Most N.Y. Marketplace Plans Lack Out-Of-Network Coverage

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:49

With a few exceptions, all the policies sold in the individual New York market won't pay for routine expenses from doctors or hospitals not in their networks.

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Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools Connect Friends, Test Privacy

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:35

When online social networks open up spaces for suicide prevention with untrained peer support, they walk the fragile line between invasion of privacy and supporting those who need help.

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:18

Some of the artifacts date back more than 4,000 years. Among them is the head of a statue of Assyrian King Sargon II, similar to one destroyed by militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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49ers Linebacker Quits After 1 Season, Citing Safety Concerns

Tue, 2015-03-17 04:42

Concerns over possible brain injuries prompt Chris Borland to end his NFL career after one season. Borland, 24, said, "I just honestly want to do what's best for my health."

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