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Get Your Money Up With These Weekend Reads

Ahh, the weekend is here and many of us can finally find some time to relax, recuperate, and rejuvenate after a long week of hustle and bustle, chasing dreams, and working to earn another dollar. However, in addition to giving yourself some much-needed R&R, this weekend is also the perfect …

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Women Are Crowdfunding Their Maternity Leave in Droves

(Image: iStock/FatCamera) With only three states (California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) mandating paid family leave, expecting parents are turning to crowdsourcing platforms to fund maternity and paternity leave after the birth of a child. ABC News interviewed first-time mother, Grace Zandstra, who used GoFundMe to finance her maternity leave. “Officially, …

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Jeff Sessions decries nonexistent New York murder epidemic

A Justice Department press release denounces “gang murder after gang murder” in a city enjoying a a historically low murder rate. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions reads to children at the White House on Easter Sunday. CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has more power over how …

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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Science and Sanctuaries

What We’re Following The Attack in France: Yesterday, ISIS claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on police in Paris that killed one officer and wounded two others. The shooting happened just days before the first round of France’s presidential election, in which anger over and fear of terrorism have fueled …

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Jeezy Reportedly Being Sued Over Wrongful Death Case

In 2014, tragedy struck Jeezy‘s concert with Wiz Khalifa when a shooting took place backstage at the concert venue and leaving one dead. As reported, this case now has a new development, with the family of the victim, concert promoter Eric Johnson, now filing a lawsuit against the Atlanta rapper. According to reports, the wrongful death suit …

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Black Kids Need Black Teachers – Or Do They?

(Image: iStock/monkeybusinessimages) No doubt you saw the headlines last week: One read, Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids in School. Studies have shown repeatedly that black teachers have higher expectations of black children (which is another way of saying that white teachers are racist). But the study …

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Who Are World Leaders Blaming for Their Civil Unrest?

As every good populist knows, you can’t run a revolution without enemies. Otherwise, you might have to admit people are mad at you for a good reason. Donald Trump, for example, has pegged protests on his predecessor’s people. “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly …

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