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World Mar 26China races to save the Yangtze finless porpoise
Determined to save the last mammals in the Yangtze River from extinction, China plans to relocate eight critically endangered finless porpoise’s to a new home far away from humans.
Nation Mar 18We need to talk about racism on college campuses
Following the release of a video showing the members of University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting racist slurs, the conversation of racism on college campuses has been refreshed. How have campus newspapers responded to the disturbing images?…
Nation Mar 09University of Oklahoma students and faculty react to racist frat video
Students and faculty at the University of Oklahoma are outraged by a video that went viral on YouTube Sunday night that features members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting racial slurs.
Economy Feb 25TJ Maxx parent company will raise workers’ pay to $10 an hour in 2016
The parent company that owns retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods announced on Wednesday a plan to raise their workers' wages to $9 an hour in June, with an eventual rise to $10 an hour by 2016. The move makes…
Nation Feb 19Walmart gives into criticism, plans to raise minimum wage to $9 an hour
The nation’s largest private employer, Walmart, announced on Thursday that they will be raising their minimum wage to at least $9 an hour, according to the Associated Press.
Nation Feb 17Nestlé chocolate will be artificial flavor free mid-2015
Nestlé USA announced on Tuesday, its removal of all artificial flavors and FDA- certified colors including red and yellow from their chocolate candies.
Nation Feb 12Veteran CBS and ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Bob Simon dead at 73
Bob Simon, the “60 Minutes” correspondent whose career in journalism spanned over five decades, died Wednesday night in a car accident in New York City. Simon was 73.
Science Feb 10Nearly a billion Monarch butterflies have vanished since 1990
Loss of habitat has contributed to the 90 percent decrease of Monarch butterflies.
World Feb 06Japan to probe melted Fukushima reactor with ‘snake’ robot
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is finally ready to examine the inside of one of the three compromised reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant -- with the help of a remote-controlled robot that uncannily resembles a snake.
World Jan 30South Africa frees apartheid-era death squad leader ‘Prime Evil’
Eugene de Kock, a former South African police colonel responsible for the torture and deaths of dozens during South Africa's apartheid government, will become a free man after South Africa’s government granted him parole Friday, according to The Associated…