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How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

September 1, 2015 - 12:29pm

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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Taylor Swift Is Dreaming Of A Very White Africa

September 1, 2015 - 11:43am

The video for her new song, "Wildest Dreams," conjures up a colonial-era Africa of magnificent landscapes, beautiful animals — and virtually no black Africans.

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Illinois Police Officer Shot Dead; Manhunt Underway For 3 Suspects

September 1, 2015 - 11:14am

A Fox Lake County police officer was killed Tuesday morning in a suburb north of Chicago. Local and federal officers are searching for the suspected killers.

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Al-Shabab Militants Strike African Union Base In Somalia

September 1, 2015 - 10:54am

The peacekeeping group known as Amisom says the militants used a car loaded with explosives to force their way through the base gates. It was the second attack on a base this summer.

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An Unanswered Question About Iran's Nuclear Program

September 1, 2015 - 10:53am

Congress plans to address the Iranian nuclear deal this month. One unresolved issue: How much work might Iran have done previously on weaponizing its program?

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Denmark Might Be Winning The Global Race To Prevent Food Waste

September 1, 2015 - 9:41am

According to a recent report from the Danish government, Danes now throw away 25 percent less food than they did five years ago. Supermarkets are doing their part by selling older food at a discount.

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California's Prisons Will Change Solitary Confinement Rules

September 1, 2015 - 8:37am

The state is agreeing to stop placing inmates in solitary confinement solely because of a gang affiliation. The changes could move more than 1,500 inmates out of solitary.

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Are Statins Bad For Me? Personalized Medicine Can't Yet Say

September 1, 2015 - 8:22am

Statins made her feel wretched, so she took a DNA test to find out why. But even the doctor with the genetic testing company admits that the test doesn't tell you much more than you already know.

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Thai Prime Minister Says 'Main Suspect' In Bangkok Bombing Arrested

September 1, 2015 - 8:09am

Authorities say a second foreigner has been arrested in connection with last month's deadly bombing and that three more arrest warrants have been issued.

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The Black Cowboys Of Florida

September 1, 2015 - 7:04am

For many Floridians, the tradition of African-American cattle ranchers is an integral part of the state's rich story.

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3 Ways September Could Be A Challenging Month For Trump

September 1, 2015 - 5:04am

Donald Trump has had a good summer, but he will face some hurdles in the next 30 days that could affect the future of his campaign, unless they don't.

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Despite High Court Ruling, Kentucky Clerk Denies Marriage Licenses

September 1, 2015 - 4:36am

Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage licenses on Tuesday, saying she is waiting for the result of an appeal. Davis cited religious objections for her actions.

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During Holy Year, Pope Will Let Priests Forgive Women Who Had Abortions

September 1, 2015 - 4:13am

According to church teaching, abortion is a sin so grave that anyone who gets one or performs one is automatically excommunicated. Forgiveness was usually only given by senior church officials.

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5 Skills President Obama Will Need To Survive A Day With Bear Grylls

September 1, 2015 - 3:04am

While in Alaska, President Obama will be a guest on a survival show that takes celebrities into the wilderness to eat mice, rappel off cliffs and more.

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Hungary Closes Budapest Train Station To Migrants Traveling To Western Europe

September 1, 2015 - 3:00am

Authorities had been allowing migrants to travel without checking passports, but on Tuesday, the station was closed and migrants began protesting.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

September 1, 2015 - 1:01am

A new book explains that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

September 1, 2015 - 1:00am

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds

September 1, 2015 - 12:48am

Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.

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Fishing, Cooking And A Yup'ik Upbringing Made Alaska's Health Commissioner

September 1, 2015 - 12:47am

Alaska's health commissioner spends her summers working on policy issues by day and fishing for salmon for the winter on nights and weekends with her family who belong to the Yup'ik people.

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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

September 1, 2015 - 12:43am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group, don't want that to happen.

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