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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.
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Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?

The practice is under renewed scrutiny after a series of botched executions in several states last year. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.
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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.
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The 'Folk Feminism' Roots Of The Latina 'Chola' Look

Celebrities like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Sandra Bullock have appropriated this "tough girl" aesthetic from the cholas of the 90s. But the look actually has some really radical roots.
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Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

In a speech last week, James Comey had linked the two countries to the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. They have both said the killings occurred when they were occupied by the Nazis.
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'Sliver Of Hope' In Freddie Gray Case, Former Baltimore Police Chief Says

"This is possibly the spark that's going to ignite change, real change, in this city, and with the Baltimore Police Department," says former Commissioner Leonard Hamm.
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Firefighters Extricate Stuck Duck From Fireplace

Rescuers in Slidell, La., could see the bird's head sticking down into the fireplace. It took two hours to get it out, and they had to dismantle part of the fireplace.
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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of a media storm after the release of hacked emails showing he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.
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Renewed Trade Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved. In New Hampshire on Tuesday, after a shouted question from a reporter, Hillary Clinton weighed in without taking sides.

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