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Melania Trump Wears Ralph Lauren for Inauguration Ceremonies

The incoming First Lady wore a pale blue cashmere ensemble.<p>It’s Ralph.<p>For her inauguration look, Melania Trump turned to the most iconic name in …

Donald Trump

Mylan CEO says she’s not the villain in EpiPen drama

America has a new pharmaceutical villain. Her name is Heather Bresch.<p>As the CEO of Mylan, the owner of severe allergy treatment EpiPen, Bresch is at the center of the latest public outrage over high drug prices, excoriated for overseeing a fourfold price increase on EpiPen while taking a huge pay …

Biotechnology

Cop Quietly Pays For Family's Essentials After Shoplifting Bust

A kindhearted cop in Redmond, Washington, came to the rescue of a family after the mother and father were allegedly caught trying to shoplift essential items for their children.<p>The Redmond Police Department officer stepped in after managers at a Target store decided not to press charges against the …

Diapers

Seattle's great minimum wage experiment

<b>At a union-organised event in Seattle former McDonald's worker Martina Phelps recounts how she walked out three years ago in protest at how little she and her colleagues were getting paid. It was the first time she had ever taken part in a strike.</b><p>"It was the experience of a lifetime," she says, as …

Income Inequality

Seattle beats Minnesota in NFC playoff game when Vikings kicker fails to ice it in near-record cold

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three quarters to warm up at Minnesota, their quest to avenge last year's Super Bowl loss nearly frozen before it began.<p>The Vikings, after gritting through this grind-it-out wild-card-round playoff game, booted their chance to beat the …

Weight Loss Success Story: How one woman feels "unstoppable" after shedding almost 100lbs

<b>The Change</b><br>In October 2009, Katie was relaxing on the couch with her daughter when her son, playing on the floor, asked her to help him build toy train tracks. "It was too much effort for me to get my body from the couch down to where he was," says Katie. In that moment, she saw how much her weight …