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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

What does it take to be a man? In writer Matt de la Pea's family, it's meeting your woman in a traditionally macho way. Until now, he hasn't told them how he really met his wife eight years ago.

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

The plane crashed southeast of Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, was 49.

What Policing Looks Like To A Former Officer

Ronald Hampton a black former police officer in Washington, D.C. analyzes the recent spate of violent police encounters in the context of his experiences on the street.

More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.

Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

Forget The Bake Sale: Some Of School's Funds Come From Bars And Brothels

Schools across the U.S. are preparing for students' return by looking for ways to supplement budgets. One Nevada school district is turning to unlikely sources of funding: liquor and prostitution.

Georgia State University Researchers Working On Ebola Vaccine

Four years ago, researchers at Georgia State met with U.S. Army officials. The military wanted their help fighting a host of infectious diseases, including Ebola. Biology Professor George Pierce is one of the researchers who met with the Army. He says, at the time, he and his team’s focus was on flu vaccine research. But four months ago, the speed and focus of their research changed. That’s when Ebola broke out again in West Africa. Pierce says this outbreak of Ebola is more widespread and is causing more concern. The geography of the disease, Pierce added, has also shifted.

Many Big Employers Plan To Offer Skimpy Health Options Despite Law

These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not provide substantial coverage.

Israel Says It Has Been Hit By Rocket From Gaza Strip

A three-day cease-fire that was about to end has been breached, Israel says. This comes as Israeli and Palestinian officials are meeting via intermediaries in Egypt to try to reach a longer-term deal.

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