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Hong Kong protests: Is the “one country, two systems” arrangement on the ropes?

When I was in Hong Kong last year, I wrote about what seemed to be a glaring contradiction in the “one country, two systems” arrangement between Hong …

Hong Kong protests: Social media blocks set up.

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continued today and are expected to escalate through China's National Day holiday on Wednesday. Chinese …

“American dream” is now a myth: How bad policies and worse ideology ruined us

Once upon a time, Americans assumed they’d do better than their parents had. Here’s why that’s all gone away<p>Over the past few years of economic torpor and social despair there's been a lot of discussion about the death of the American dream. This shouldn't be surprising. In a time when people feel …

Hillary Clinton unveils $600m global female education plan

Former US secretary of state announces initiative to help girls worldwide attend schools<p>Hillary Clinton has announced a $600m (£370m) plan to encourage enrolment of girls at secondary schools worldwide, in the face of security and access problems in the developing world.<p>The former US secretary of …

Why Education Is My Ticket to Travel

When I was growing up in Tennessee, I had friends who took picturesque European vacations while my family stayed much closer to home. Of course, where you go doesn't really matter so long as you're together, and I enjoyed every trip we took to the Smoky Mountains or to Florida's coasts.<p>A small part …

Masters Degree

8 Ways to Stop Student Loans From Ruining Your Life

New tools and services can help lower your monthly nut and pay off loans faster.<p>As tuition and student debt have soared, so has the number of college …

Personal Finance

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

Knowing that, most people take the process very seriously. They arrive to the interview on time, dress impeccably, and answer each question intelligently.<p>But as it turns out, there's more to it than just showing up and doing your best — there are dozens of small details that overtly or …

Employment

Deep, 6.2-magnitude quake strikes near Anchorage - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Alaskans were shaken up -- but not, it seems, rattled -- by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake and more than a dozen aftershocks that struck in the state Thursday.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey noted that the biggest tremor struck at 9:51 a.m. local time (1:51 p.m. ET), centered some 80 miles …