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Trump’s Election Drives More Women To Consider Running For Office

Trump’s Election Drives More Women To Consider Running For Office

| February 23, 2017

One group that helps train female candidates says applications for its programs are up 87 percent since Election Day.

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Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

| February 23, 2017

For many Asian-Americans, this kind of discrimination means that the pressure to change their names and shed the perpetual foreigner stereotype is strong.

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Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

| February 23, 2017

Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people’s main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.

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SpaceX Cargo Craft Is Now In Space Station’s Grip, One Day After Aborted Docking

SpaceX Cargo Craft Is Now In Space Station’s Grip, One Day After Aborted Docking

| February 23, 2017

NASA had originally planned for the Dragon craft to reach the space station three days ago. It’s carrying crew supplies and a range of scientific experiments.

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Fight For Mosul Moves Westward And Centers On City’s Airport

Fight For Mosul Moves Westward And Centers On City’s Airport

| February 23, 2017

Inside western Mosul, a resident tells NPR that ISIS has forced residents to knock holes in their houses to create tunnels for the militants to use.

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Trump’s Plan To Hire 15,000 Border Patrol And ICE Agents Won’t Be Easy

Trump’s Plan To Hire 15,000 Border Patrol And ICE Agents Won’t Be Easy

| February 23, 2017

Applicants have to go through “extreme vetting” including a grueling polygraph exam. In the past, Customs and Border Protection has had trouble retaining agents.

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Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With U.S. Forces

Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With U.S. Forces

| February 23, 2017

John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Syria last week to discuss the campaign for defeating militants from the Islamic State.

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Cressida Dick Named Scotland Yard’s First Female Top Cop

Cressida Dick Named Scotland Yard’s First Female Top Cop

| February 23, 2017

Cressida Dick, 56, a former beat cop in London’s West End, on Wednesday was named the first female police commissioner in the organization’s 188-year history.

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