Mairead K

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Winter Olympics opening ends in controversy

The opening of the Winter Olympics was supposed to be a triumph for Vladimir Putin that ended months of criticism of the Russian president over gay …

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Trickle-down economics is the greatest broken promise of our lifetime

The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion – or half the world's entire population – put together. This is the stark headline of a report from Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos. Is there a reason why the world's powerful, gathering at the …

Economists: Your Parents Are More Important Than Ever

The lesson of today's monumental social mobility study is simple. Your family could be the most important economic determinant in your life.<p>Let's go ahead and call social mobility in America what it really is: social immobility.<p>Even in the parts of the country where students have the best shot at …

War on inequality … may take awhile

Coming up next: President Barack Obama solves inequality? Don’t hold your breath.<p>He’s building his new agenda around an issue that has been in the making for decades: economic inequality. It’s expected to be the major theme of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, and when Capitol Hill doesn’t act …

Richest 1 Percent: Half the World Population's Wealth Equal to Wealth of Richest 85 People

The richest one percent own as much wealth as half the world population, a new report has found.<p>The Oxfam International report (pdf) outlined that …

White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared his "War on Poverty," President Obama issued his own plan to combat poverty Thursday with the nation's first five "Promise Zones."<p>All "Promise Zones" will receive a competitive advantage when applying for federal grants, on-site support from …

Children Mine for Gold at Great Risk to Health

<i>This story was produced in collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting.</i><p>SANTA BARBARA, Philippines — Romnick Bocejo picked up his …

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Republican US congressman: Make poor kids work for meals

The Huffington Post reports Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), who is trying to become the Republican nominee for Georgia's US Senate race next year, …

Bolivia’s Morales — an ex-child worker — opposes child labour age

LA PAZ: President Evo Morales said Monday he opposed any outright ban on child labour or setting a minimum age for workers in Bolivia — as a former …

Once science fiction, it'll be reality in 2014

Why wait for the future? We're ready for science fiction to become real.<p>As the calendar gets set to turn from 2013 to 2014, it's also time to get excited about the kinds of things that will be coming out in the new year that until now, would have been considered nothing but science fiction.<p>Thanks …

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Meet The Planet Astronomers Say 'Shouldn't Be There'

Well, <i>that</i> shouldn't be there.<p>An international team of astronomers has discovered a faraway planet that orbits its star at a distance of 60 billion miles, or about 650 times the distance from the Earth to the sun.<p>That orbital distance -- far greater than any other planet seen previously -- suggests …

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A Journey to the Arctic Ice and Into the Human Spirit

We rode for five days over an expanse of sea ice. The horizon was scattered with the memory of winter, and pieces of purple and amber mountains peeked through the eternal white snow. The light descends slowly this time of year and it draws out that delicious final hour of sunset glow upon the …