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Nation May 28Twitter chat: What happens when working women can’t ‘lean in’?
What are the major challenges facing working women today, and how do these challenges differ for women in low-wage professions? What policy changes are necessary in order to ensure equal rights for workers across all job categories? We will address…
Nation May 21Twitter Chat: What are your Memorial Day weekend safety tips?
From extra traffic on the roads during one of the year’s busiest travel weekends to insect and sun exposure during hours spent outside to avoiding foodborne illness when firing up the grill for the first time this season, there are…
Health May 14Twitter chat: What’s behind the push to remove artificial ingredients from restaurant menus?
Last week, Panera Bread announced that it will be removing more than 150 artificial ingredients from the items on its menu. The restaurant chain follows Chipotle and Kraft as the latest company to jump on the menu makeover bandwagon.
World May 08Hong Kong calls out litterbugs using DNA testing
An innovative anti-littering campaign in Hong Kong uses DNA samples gleaned off discarded debris, combined with demographic data based on the type of detritus and where it was found, to create digital portraits of perpetrators.
World May 07Twitter chat: Are you benefiting from modern day slavery?
Twenty-one million people are currently victims of modern day slavery. And most Americans use or consume products produced by slave labor--everything from pet food to sushi to cell phone parts--on a daily basis.
Nation May 05Ellen Albertini Dow, rapping granny from ‘The Wedding Singer,’ dies at 101
Ellen Albertini Dow, the actress who brought The Sugarhill Gang’s "Rapper's Delight" to life in "The Wedding Singer" died Monday at the age of 101.
Arts May 01R&B singer Ben E. King dies at 76
American R&B and soul singer Ben E. King, who is best known for his song "Stand By Me," died Thursday at the age of 76.
Nation Apr 30Twitter chat: Has boxing’s popularity taken a hit from pay-per-view TV?
This Saturday, boxing’s pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather will take on his No. 1 competitor Manny Pacquiao for the first time in Las Vegas.
Arts Apr 29Chef, author Eddie Huang says TV needs to add more variety to its menu
Growing up, celebrity chef, restaurateur, author and TV producer Eddie Huang says, "I never watched television with any Asian-Americans that I related to or felt like were real people." Has the new ABC sitcom based on Huang's memoir, "Fresh Off…
Politics Apr 28Obama pledges help for Baltimore after riots
President Barack Obama is pledging the federal government's help to respond to riots that have broken out in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray.