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From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

2018 Sundance Film Festival - Respect Rally Park City Womens March Utah

People participating in marches in U.S. and worldwide walk in support of female empowerment,...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2018. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of ‘49. On this date: In...


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The 50 best jobs in America, according to Glassdoor

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. America’s corporations have been hiring armies of data scientists and data engineers as they collect exponentially larger amounts of data about their customers, their businesses and their markets. Now, they also need more people to help them decide what to do once...


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The 50 best jobs in America, according to Glassdoor

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. America’s corporations have been hiring armies of data scientists and data engineers as they collect exponentially larger amounts of data about their customers, their businesses and their markets. Now, they also need more people to help them decide what to do once...


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Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes

Uber Driver Rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said. Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and...


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Oprah visits Alabama grave of woman honored in Globes speech

Recy Taylor Oprah

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has visited the grave of a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention and whose story was highlighted in Winfrey’s recent Golden Globes speech. Winfrey said in an Instagram post that on assignment for “60 Minutes,” she ended...


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'Enjoy hell:' Doctor's sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

Doctor Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports...


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Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troubles

Israel Turning Away Foreigners

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn’t dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city in the West Bank. Israel rejected her request for a visa renewal three months ago, she said, even...


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'People just ran': Students fled for lives in fatal shooting

CORRECTION School Shooting Kentucky

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — They ran silently, too stunned to shout. Some of the children ran into classrooms to hide from the boy with the gun. Some ran out of the building, into the fields, across the streets, through the doors of nearby businesses. “No one screamed,” said 16-year-old Alexandria Caporali,...


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Big quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone Alaskans

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When it comes to earthquakes, Alaskans are major pros. But even they get rattled by the strong ones, as Tuesday’s early morning shaker proved. In the popular cruise-ship town of Seward, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Anchorage, Fire Chief Eddie Athey said the...


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Japanese snowboarder has tricks, height for Olympic gold

Winter X Hirano

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — His first name, loosely translated into English, means “Walk the Dream .” No wonder, then, that back home in Japan, expectations soar nearly as high as snowboarder Ayumu Hirano’s jumps above the halfpipe. Hirano stands at only 5-foot-3 (1.61 meters) but his newest tricks are...


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