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Beating the Virus: Community HIV Care in Zimbabwe

Every month, six neighbors from the same village, all of them HIV-positive, and stable patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART)—the treatment that …

Optimists vs. Pessimists: Who’s Right?

I listed optimism as one of the ten things you should do every day to improve your life. Yet pessimism does have advantages and plenty of people see …

Zuckerberg-Linked Group Rips House GOP On Immigration Reform

An issues advocacy group co-founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a new round of ads Monday to put pressure on House Republicans who have …

New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until now. In the past few years a number of laboratories have uncovered critical drug targets within disabled …

The American right focuses on poverty, not inequality, to avoid blame

When Barack Obama calls inequality the 'defining challenge of the era', conservatives change the subject<p>Barack Obama calls inequality the "defining challenge of our era". Polls show that a majority of Americans now believe that inequality has grown over the past decade and favour tax increases on …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

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When the Not-Yet Married Meet

Dating is dead.<p>So says the media. Girls, stop expecting guys to make any formal attempt at winning your affections. Don’t sit around waiting for a …

Tough tactics on immigration reform

Immigration reform advocates have tried being polite. They’ve staged acts of civil disobedience and warned Republicans the party will pay at the ballot box if they drag their feet on an overhaul.<p>But none of that has worked — so now, immigration activists are in all-out harassment mode.<p>In recent …

Republican Opposition Cuts Obamacare’s Benefit to Blacks

More than 2.2 mil­lion Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans liv­ing be­low the fed­er­al poverty line won’t have ac­cess to Obama­care’s in­sur­ance be­ne­fits due …

$15 minimum wage measure survives

<b>SEATTLE</b> — After an election recount Monday, a proposition to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the suburb of SeaTac appears to have survived, King County election officials said.<p>The measure passed by 77 votes in last month's election, with 6,003 votes counted.<p>Ballots for SeaTac Proposition 1 …

Elaine Thompson

Obama: Poverty not just about race

President Barack Obama arrived in Southeast Washington Wednesday with a clear message: White people are poor too.<p>The conversation that assumes inequality is about poverty — and that both are about race — is a dangerous error that has infected American thinking and warped American politics, he …

Here's Why Both Parties Lie All The Time About Health Care

A lot of the recent complaints about the Affordable Care Act go back to one theme: The law makes health care more expensive for some people with moderate incomes. This is true and it's a design feature of the law. And Democrats didn't want people to understand this about the law, so they lied.<p>The …

Health Care

Obama Visits Activists Fasting for Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama visited activists who are fasting to protest House inaction on immigration legislation in the National Mall on Friday.<p>Some …

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MSF research shows that a combination of two new drugs can be used effectively to help patients with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis.<p>Six people …

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A New And Aggressive Strain Of HIV Is Spreading Across West Africa

A newly discovered strain of HIV is spreading across West Africa. What's worse is that it's particularly aggressive -- and causes significantly …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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