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White Females from Hell | Lynn Parramore

<i>Evil have I done…and sorrow shall I know till my redemption comes.</i><p>—H. Rider Haggard, <i>She</i><p><b>P</b>erhaps the creepiest scene in Jordan Peele’s 2017 breakout …

The Wealth Gap in the U.S. Is Worse Than In Russia or Iran

According to <i>New York Times</i> columnist David Brooks, socioeconomic segregation is ruining America.<p>“Housing and construction rules that keep the poor …

Senator Kamala Harris Released a Plan to End the Pay Gap for Black Women

She released it yesterday, on Black Women's Equal Pay Day.<p>Black Women's Equal Pay Day was held yesterday, July 31, to increase awareness about the gender pay gap. Its timing is strategic: the date marks the number of days into the year that black women would have to work to reach pay equality with …

The new bipartisan House proposal to fix Obamacare, explained

Republicans’ drive to repeal Obamacare with a strict party-line vote fell apart last week amid defections from three moderate senators and unified Democratic opposition.<p>A new bipartisan group is trying to fill the void they left with a new health care proposal of their own.<p>On Monday, the …

A Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Could Also Create A Cure For HIV

Could there really be one cure for both?<p>In the hunt for a HIV cure, specialists are desperate to team up with another field of treatment, but for a …

Cancer

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more …

Medicine

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is 50. Here’s how the Met celebrated.

E.L. Konigsburg’s <i>From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler</i> is, like its close contemporary <i>Harriet the Spy</i>, one of those books that you can love as a small child that holds up astonishingly well to adult rereading.<p>Part of it is that the fantasy of the story is always compelling. <i>The</i> …

Democrats’ Better Deal, explained

The Democratic Party’s new pitch to voters takes aim at sky-high economic and political inequality — arguing it should be eradicated by ramping up government oversight of big businesses, breaking up corporate trusts, and implementing major new federal spending programs to boost infrastructure and …

Scientists assumed that patriarchy was only natural. Bonobos proved them wrong

My favorite exhibit at California’s San Diego zoo is the bonobo enclosure. Not because this is a ridiculously randy species (seriously, any age or sex will suffice). Not even because they, alongside chimpanzees, are the species most closely related to humans. But because they live in what some …

Anthropology

Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

<b>A decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection has attracted fierce criticism.</b><p>Reported cases of human papilloma virus (HPV) - thought to cause about 80% of cervical cancers - have fallen sharply since girls were given the vaccine.<p>But the Joint Committee on …

Public Health

Is Love Racist? The TV show laying our biases bare

Yes it has a clickbaity title, and yes, this show will grind the gears of thousands – but it should. It will open everyone’s eyes to the segregated world of dating<p>An ex-boyfriend once told me that most of his friends didn’t date black women because they didn’t find them attractive. When I got …

Relationships

Health care state of play: McConnell puts bill on ice after losing McCain's 'yes' vote for now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Well, we didn't see this coming.<p>Sen. John McCain revealed over the weekend that he had surgery to remove a blood clot from above his eye (more on his condition below). As a result, he will not be returning to Washington this week -- and his absence has suddenly brought consideration of the …

Health Care

Meet the 84-year-old who’s been running New York City’s only 24-hour ice cream shop for decades

<i>This week, Out of Office is celebrating</i> <i>all things ice cream</i><i>. Follow along as we explore the sweet history and unexpected influences of America’s</i> …

'Cholera is everywhere': Yemen epidemic spiralling out of control

Red Cross says there are more than 300,000 suspected cases in country where civil war has decimated health facilities<p>Ali Muhammad’s entire family are sick. In the months since his home district of Abs in northern Yemen was hit by a cholera outbreak, he has lost both parents and all six of his …

Middle East

What a good conservative health care plan would look like

Senate Republicans have fallen short in their first attempt to attract 50 votes for their health care bill. Small wonder. The Better Care Reconciliation Act, as it is called, is remarkable in many ways, but perhaps most remarkably of all, it fails to draw on a large body of constructive …

Household income impacts on children's prospects, report finds

Household income affects children’s cognitive abilities, and can impact their educational prospects, new research has found.<p>Children’s physical health and social and behavioural development are also impacted, with family income proving a crucial factor in children’s home environment.<p>The report, …

Here's how you can actually help stop climate change

It takes more than turning off the lights, but it's all doable.<p>Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in <i>New York</i> …

Fossil Fuels

Democrats should take the class warfare message to upscale suburbs

It worked for Jeremy Corbyn, and the opposite failed for Jon Ossoff.<p>Both sides in the post-election infighting that’s plagued Democrats in 2017 have featured a covertly shared premise: the idea that populist economic policy is a message that is appropriate, if it’s appropriate anywhere, in …

Income Inequality

Japanese Rolled Omelet (Dashi-Maki Tamago)

How to make the sweet and savory egg dish that almost drove Jiro mad<p>In a large bowl, combine the dashi, light soy sauce, mirin, and salt; stir until …

Breakfast

More than 300,000 people in Yemen have been infected with a deadly disease

"Disturbing. We're at 300k+ suspected cases with ~7k new cases/day," ICRC regional director Robert Mardini said in a tweet.<p>The World Health Organization has said there were 297,438 suspected cases and 1,706 deaths by July 7, but it did not publish a daily update on Sunday, when the 300,000 mark …

A liberal think tank just released its own proposal to fix Obamacare

The most influential center-left think tank in DC has a new plan to fix Obamacare — and, perhaps surprisingly, it includes some of the same provisions as the Republican health bill in the Senate.<p>On Thursday, the Center for American Progress released new legislative text that proposes repairing …

The Supreme Court Ruling on the Trump Travel Ban

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Taking Up Case, Justices Let U.S. Start Travel Ban” (front page, June 27):<p>The Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments on the travel ban is an answer in search of a problem. History since 2001 has taught us that our fear of immigrants is grossly, wildly exaggerated. Just as we …

How Trump defends his Goldman Sachs advisers: "I just don't want a poor person"

On Wednesday night, at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President Donald Trump made a remarkable statement: Poor people, he claimed, have no business making public policy.<p>Defending his choice of former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn as his top economic adviser, and billionaire financier Wilbur …

GOP health bill is a disaster for opioid crisis

We're about to lose the tools Obamacare gave us to fight this epidemic.<p>America’s addiction crisis is the defining public health challenge of our time. In 2015, more than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, the majority related to opioids — far more than died from car accidents. More than 20 …

Health Care

Read the Senate Republican health care bill (full text)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors is finally public on Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party's winding efforts to repeal Obamacare.

Health Care

'A grotesque spectacle': Cuba decries Trump's policy toward island

Foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez says country will not return US fugitives who have asylum in Cuba as Trump tightens restrictions on travel and trade<p>Cuba’s foreign minister has described Donald Trump’s speech outlining a new policy towards the island as a “grotesque spectacle”, saying that “we will …

Cuba

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander."<p>It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up …

U.S. Supreme Court

Six members of HIV/AIDS council quit, saying Trump "doesn't care"

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS has lost six of its 18 members, and the ones who quit have issued a blistering statement via Newsweek …

Affordable Care Act

America risks one-party rule if gerrymandering isn't stopped

As we are all experiencing, every day there’s some new shock from the Trump-Pence administration. Much of it is disgraceful. Yet we cannot let the tragedy of Donald Trump’s presidency distract us from the broader fight to restore and protect the legitimacy of our democracy.<p>That legitimacy comes …

Government

Puerto Rico votes again on statehood but US not ready to put 51st star on the flag

The hall is a sea of pink and white. About 350 Puerto Ricans, mostly women, have come to hear their First Lady speak in what they hope will be the final push towards a new relationship between their island and the United States.<p>When Beatriz Rosselló, the 32-year-old wife of the governor of Puerto …

Caribbean