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John Sewel Resigns From British House of Lords Amid Sex and Drug Scandal

nytimes.com - LONDON — Two days after a newspaper claimed that he had used cocaine with prostitutes, a senior member of the House of Lords in Britain resigned his seat on Tuesday, apologizing for the “pain and e...

Escalator Death in China Sets Off Furor Online

nytimes.com - HONG KONG — It was a humid summer day in Jingzhou, a city in central China, and Xiang Liujuan, a 31-year-old mother, had gone to the mall to relax. Ms. Xiang never cared much for fancy clothes or h...

Snoop Dogg | Shazam

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shazam.com - As the embodiment of '90s gangsta rap, Snoop Dogg blurred the lines between reality and fiction. Introduced to the world through Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Snoop quickly became the most famous star in ...

Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand

nytimes.com - Lui Akira Francesco Matsuo said he was standing in line for communion one Sunday at his Roman Catholic church in Detroit when a fellow parishioner pulled him aside: Didn’t he know that the archbish...

Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking?

nytimes.com - Tyler Frahme, a University at Albany junior, had never even heard of affirmative consent, the unequivocal O.K. to sex that is mandated by state law. Nor was he in the habit of asking women for perm...

Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve ever tried to find an apartment in a popular city like San Francisco, New York, or Chillicothe you’re probably familiar with magical beings called brokers. These creatures take a cut of y...

'Fat' Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More

well.blogs.nytimes.com - “Fat” cartoon characters may lead children to eat more junk food, new research suggests, but there are ways to counter this effect. The findings underscore how cartoon characters, ubiquitous in chi...

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