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Global Rules Of Greeting Vary, But Biden And Travolta Get No Support

The vice president and the actor are getting panned for the way they greeted women in the past week. That made us wonder: What's the greeting etiquette in parts of the world we cover in our blog?
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Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

Regulations intended to block money from getting to terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.
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The Strange World Of Guantanamo Bay's War Court

From the tent city it's set up in, to a judge banning defense lawyers from mentioning a former CIA interpreter's having appeared before all of them, the war court in Guantanamo Bay borders on surreal.
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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.
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FBI Charges Three Men With Conspiring To Support ISIS

According to the criminal complaint, two of the Brooklyn men planned to travel to Syria to join the group. A third man allegedly helped finance their trip.
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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.
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When Tech Workers Arrive On Visa, What About Their Spouses?

When tech companies hire foreign workers, their spouses are often not allowed to work. The president's recent executive action on immigration would offer work permits to some of these spouses.
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Supreme Court Looks At Abercrombie & Fitch's Hijab Discrimination Case

A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.
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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.
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'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

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