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Controversial soda tax could help fund pre-K in Philadelphia

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The city of Philadelphia will consider a controversial way of funding pre-K by creating a 3 cent tax on every ounce of sugary soft drink sold in the city. Continue reading

Children look at the motorcade transporting U.S. President Barack Obama before an arrival ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTSFGKL

Children of Vietnamese refugees return home

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After the Vietnam War ended, nearly 1.5 million Vietnamese migrated to the United States in search of better lives. Today, some of the younger generation that grew up there are returning to a more prosperous Vietnam.
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​​Water ATMs offer relief to India’s poorest

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Many people around the world take easy access to safe drinking water for granted, but in India, one of the world’s most populous nations, people are not so fortunate. Continue reading

A supporter for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a sign during a campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX294WR

Class frustration fuels Trump’s success

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Much of the support for Donald Trump is a direct result of the marginalization of working class Americans.
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The DraftKings Inc. app and FanDuel Inc. website are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Fantasy sports companies DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. raised a total of $575 million in July from investors including KKR & Co., 21st Century Fox Inc. and Major League Baseball to attract players to games that pay out millions of dollars in cash prizes in daily contests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Fantasy sports: gambling or skills-based fun?

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Online fantasy sports leagues have exploded in popularity as companies scramble to attract new players to the online betting forums, but the odds of making money are not in the average players’ favor.
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