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Jailed clerk called Christian hero in scene gay rights activists hoped to avoid

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, imprisoned after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, becomes symbol of resistance as mug shot makes waves online<p>As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones …

I often can't afford groceries because of volatile work schedules at Gap

The Fight for $15 won’t help people put food on the table if they are not working enough hours per week<p>As the movement for a $15 minimum wage grows, low-wage workers know the problem isn’t just the hourly pay rate. It’s also the number of hours scheduled. I’ve worked at Gap in multiple locations …

What Brazil's protests mean

Brazil

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Artist stunningly colorizes old photos with a whimsical twist

Accomplished photographer and digital artist Jane Long does not simply colorize old photographs, she creates new works of art using old scenes.<p>Her …

Walmart profit hit by workers' raises

Walmart (WMT) made waves this winter when it announced it would raise the starting wage for half a million workers as part of its efforts to improve …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Non-stop action: why Hollywood’s ageing heroes won’t give up

Shootouts and fist-fights are no longer a young man’s game. Hollywood is rebranding ageing actors as action heroes – but it still discards older women<p>Male careers in the movies have always been longer than female ones, but until recently there was only one real route to on-screen immortality – to …

Jihad and Girl Power: How ISIS Lured 3 London Teenagers

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Donald Trump struggles to turn political fling into a durable campaign

Donald Trump was ensconced inside his Manhattan skyscraper early last week, preparing for his first presidential debate. The celebrity billionaire wanted to turn the summer fling that had catapulted him to the front of the Republican pack into a candidacy capable of winning the White House — and …

Donald Trump