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What Is the Price of Perfect Equality?

Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giver—dystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult.<p>The world is an increasingly unequal and unfair place, economists tell us. Every year, it becomes a little harder to picture what equal opportunity and …

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Miss Kai Ryder - Brand New

Ahh, those intense feelings that flutter up at the start of a relationship.<p>Birmingham, England independent singer-songwriter Miss Kai Ryder drops a …

Marques Houston - The Way Love Is

Why is oral sex hard for Hollywood?

Yesterday, actor Evan Rachel Wood launched a Twitter polemic against the ratings board in the US, the MPAA, for necessitating the removal of a scene where her character in Charlie Countryman receives oral sex. The edit was presumably made so the film avoids the NC-17 rating that would effectively …

Mary J Blige: 'Whitney Houston's funeral freaked me out'

<b>Hi Mary. You're about to release your first Christmas album,</b> <b>A Mary Christmas</b><b>, 21 years into your career. What took you so long?</b><p>Obviously, I always wanted to do a Christmas album. When I worked with Andrea Bocelli on his, David Foster [Bocelli's producer] <b>(1)</b> talked to me about doing one. And then I …

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Why I hate being a black man

Every time I sit on a crowded street car, bus, or subway train in Toronto, I know I will have an empty seat next to me. It's like a broken record. Sometimes I don't mind having the extra space, but other times I feel awkward, uncomfortable, and annoyed.<p>I know I have good hygiene, I dress …

Tunisia boosts security after suicide bomb attack on resort

Tunisia is increasing its security after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the tourist resort of Sousse and police foiled another attack in Monastir.<p>No group has claimed responsibility but the Islamist government says it is now battling al Qaeda-linked militants boosted by chaos in neighbouring …

NSA uproar could spark changes not seen since 1970s

Momentum is building in Congress, but some fear overhaul will go too far.<p>WASHINGTON — As criticism of the National Security Agency mounts, the U.S. intelligence community is bracing for an overhaul of how it does business on a level not seen since Sen. Frank Church held hearings into intelligence …

Civil service chief hits back at MPs' criticism of new homes scheme

The head of Britain's civil service has challenged the findings of a select committee in a row over a £7.5bn housing scheme.<p>Sir Bob Kerslake, who is also the permanent secretary in the Department for Communities and Local Government, said he had "significant disagreements" with a public accounts …