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  • Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides

    Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides
    The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006. The improving labor market drove the...
  • Florida State suspends Jameis Winston for half-game for vulgar scream

    Florida State announced Wednesday it will suspend Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's home game against Clemson in the wake of a vulgar remark uttered by the quarterback Tuesday. Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, stood up on a...
  • Gay marriage activist, cartoonist, mathematician win 2014 'genius' grants

    Sept 17 (Reuters) - A gay marriage advocate, a physicist modeling brain activity, a psychologist studying racial bias in policing, and a cartoonist exploring family life were among 21 winners of $625,000 "genius" grants, the U.S. organization awarding...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • China to try Uighur professor on charges of separatism

    A Beijing economics professor who has persistently questioned China’s policies toward ethnic minorities is heading to trial Wednesday on charges of separatism. Ilham Tohti, 44, was detained in January. A scholar at Beijing’s Minzu...
  • Yet another social bias: institution-based privilege [Commentary]

    Yet another social bias: institution-based privilege [Commentary]
    The commodification of American justice is nothing new. Those with means have always enjoyed better legal representation in the courts, presuming their wealth failed to shield them from arrest in the first place. Beyond wealth, sociological distinctions...
  • Big question in NC Senate race: Who's worse � Obama or GOP?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. They rose together, both elected in 2008. Now President Barack Obama and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., are struggling together. Since Obama and Hagan both won in North Carolina six years ago, seen as harbingers of a resurgence of the...
  • Stu Bykofsky: 'Privilege' to be white? Not quite

    My "white privilege" was sharing a bedroom with my sister in a South Bronx tenement until I was 15 and she was 11. My parents slept on a bed in the living room. Then we moved out of a neighborhood of close scrapes and fire escapes to a Brooklyn public-...
  • MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows

    MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows
    From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows. Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
  • Vikings to reinstate Priefer Monday

    The Sports Xchange Vikings to reinstate Priefer Monday Special teams coach Mike Priefer will be reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday after he served most of a three-game suspension. Priefer received a three-game suspension and was to donate...
  • Vikings to reinstate special teams coach Priefer Monday

    Special teams coach Mike Priefer will be reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday after he served most of a three-game suspension. Priefer received a three-game suspension and was to donate $100,000 to gay rights charitable and educational...