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FIFA Vows it Will Stop Using World Cup Slave Labor as Soon as All the Workers Die

ZURICH — FIFA president Sepp Blatter responded today to increasing coverage of terrible labor conditions for those building the infrastructure for …

Slavery

The Friend

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Five ways to eradicate slavery from your wardrobe.

You’ll never look at chain stores the same way again.<p>Trotting down any city street on any particular day, you’re faced with rows upon rows of stores …

The Republican Party: Where Gay Marriage is Apparently Worse than Murder, Genocide and Slavery

Religious fundamentalists are easily some of the biggest hypocrites walking among us. These are people who claim to be extremely devout to their …

7 Easter Ham Recipes, from Glazed to Smoked

This classic holiday dish is a must-have on Easter—any way you slice it.<p>You can have colored and deviled eggs, a succulent leg of lamb, and all the Peeps in the world, but nothing screams Easter like a roast ham. Don’t forget the leftover potential, either: the next day, you can pile the slices …

Cooking

Fallon and Michelle Obama Run Back the Evolution of Mom Dancing

The sequel.<p>Jimmy Fallon's recurring "Evolution of Dancing" bit was one of the biggest keys to his first-year success as host of <i>The Tonight Show.</i> Maybe the most memorable edition of the segment, however, came while Fallon was still hosting <i>Late Night,</i> when he teamed up with Michelle Obama to …

African Women Sold Into Slavery In Kuwait As Domestic Workers

African Women Sold Into Slavery In Kuwait As Domestic Workers<p>April V. Taylor<p>Slavery is not a relic from the past. News stories surface consistently …

Women of Color

Indonesia, Myanmar fishing slavery: Hundreds freed, AP says.

A wild story out of Indonesia: After an elaborate Associated Press investigation published in March revealed that some fish sold by a number of …

Rise in women returning to domestic work a sign of tough economic times in Brazil

Jane Pinto thought that her days of cleaning other people's houses were behind her. She started in domestic work at the age of 12, when her mother, who was also a maid, enlisted her in the business to help keep the family fed.<p>But Ms. Pinto, 38, left the work nearly two decades ago, when she had …

Top WHO official in Thailand denies maid slavery claims

The World Health Organisation’s top official in Thailand has denied beating his Ethiopian domestic helper and treating her like a modern day slave.<p>The 25-year-old unnamed maid filed a complaint with police last month accusing Dr Yonas Tegegn, the WHO’s representative in Thailand, and his wife of …

Thailand

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, …

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

The Brain

Germanwings crash: Victim's father urges pilot care

The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps has called for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.<p>Prosecutors say they believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed the Germanwings aircraft into a mountain, and that he hid an illness from …

Ellen Pao’s Statement On Losing The Kleiner Perkins Case: “The Battle Was Worth It”

Directly after the jury announced its final verdict in <i>Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers</i>, in which it ruled against all four of Pao’s claims of gender discrimination and retaliation, Pao held a very short press conference at San Francisco’s Superior Court.<p>Flanked by her lawyers Alan …

3 Drinks Give You Liver Cancer, But Coffee Protects

Researchers looking at the causes of liver cancer say they’ve narrowed down just how much alcohol you have to drink to risk giving yourself the disease: three drinks a day.<p>But coffee seems clearly to protect people from liver cancer, which killed 746,000 people globally in 2012.<p>Other risks, …

Why bother voting in city elections? Here's why

So here's the question of the day:<p>Do people blow off voting because they think nothing will change, or does nothing change because so many people don't bother to vote?<p>California, and Los Angeles in particular, are not alone in recording appalling voter turnout numbers. It's happening in many parts …

Under new Oregon law, all eligible voters are registered unless they opt out

Americans are required to register if they want to vote; as of this week, Oregonians will have to register not to.<p>In front of a packed and cheering audience Monday, Gov. Kate Brown signed a first-in-the-nation bill to automatically register all eligible Oregonians to vote when they obtain or renew …

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

When you chat with friends about settling debts or splitting the bill, Facebook doesn’t want you to have to open another app like PayPal or Venmo to send them money. So today it unveiled a new payments feature for Facebook Messenger that lets you connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and tap a …

Aid workers say 8 people confirmed dead in Vanuatu cyclone

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least eight people were confirmed dead in Vanuatu after a massive cyclone tore through the tiny South Pacific …

Obama, Netanyahu spat seeps into Israeli election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will face voters on Tuesday, just two weeks after he took a major political gamble by giving a controversial speech to the U.S. Congress against the Obama administration's wishes.<p>The White House, clearly angered by an address criticizing …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Judge OKs temporary halt to Obama's amnesty order

A federal judge in Texas has blocked President Obama's policy deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.<p>In a 123-page opinion handed down late Monday, Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the Department of Homeland Security did not allow public comment on its rules implementing …

Canon is giving mirrorless cameras another shot

The EOS M3 reboots a struggling series<p>Canon has announced the EOS M3, the third in its line of mirrorless cameras. The M3 has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 49-point hybrid phase-detection autofocus, but perhaps more important are the design changes. This looks to be by far …

Flight 8501 Disaster Highlights Asia’s Aviation Challenges

Crash of AirAsia Jet Is Latest Accident to Strike World’s Largest Aviation Market<p>The crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 is the third aviation disaster this year to strike a region where air traffic has grown spectacularly to become the world’s biggest market, posing new challenges to safety regulators, …

Aviation

Moment Brings Back Family Dinner Time By Sounding Alerts If You Pick Up Your Phone At The Table

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to limit screen time around the family dinner table, the mobile application Moment can now help. The app, which previously focused on alerting smartphone owners to how much time they’ve spent staring at their phone, has introduced an update that turns Moment …