3 ways the US should prepare for the next flu pandemic

The flu is wreaking havoc globally this year. Influenza infections are on the rise, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicting that this year’s strain will cause the highest rate of hospitalizations and deaths in a decade. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic. This pandemic was the […]

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Powerful women inside NDP push for stronger harassment policy as #MeToo hits politics

OTTAWA New Democrat women are challenging their party to do better on implementing its anti-harassment policy, in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct emerging across Canada’s political spectrum. At the party’s biennial policy convention, grassroots delegates decided on Sunday to adopt an emergency resolution that “urgently recommits to the work of eliminating sexual harassment […]

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Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian authorities now say that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas tanks as initially thought. Interior Minister Carlos Romero says officials are still trying to determine who planted the explosives in the city of Oruro, and why. He […]

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#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

They keep falling like dominoes: Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Patrick Brown and most recently members of the Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, high-profile or celebrity men who have been accused of sexual misconduct as the #metoo and #timesup movements continue unabated. Experts say these social media campaigns of outing males for alleged wrongdoing have created a […]

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No, Bubba Wallace Jr. Isn’t Related to Rusty Wallace

Seeing the success of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. has prompted NASCAR fans to have flashbacks of legendary racer Rusty Wallace. Though the two share the same last name, there is no relation between the new No. 43 driver and the former NASCAR driver. As The Undefeated describes, Wallace Jr. is having fun with the confusion, […]

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Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

MEXICO CITY — Three presidential candidates have accepted the nominations of Mexico’s main parties for the July 1 election, formally entering what is shaping up to be a crowded race. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the leftist Morena party is the front-runner in early polls, and is making his third bid for the presidency. Ricardo […]

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Trump supporters have their own dating websites now — and they’re already sparking controversy

Trump Dating and TrumpSingles are two websites catering to supporters of US President Donald Trump. Republican and Democratic dating sites have popped up in the past, as well as a site for Bernie Sanders supporters. The MAGA-oriented dating websites have both arisen in a time of intense political polarization. A Tinder study found 71% of […]

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Freestyle skiers’, snowboarders’ mixtapes express their love of the competition

BONGPYEONG — Before Darian Stevens could begin her slopestyle skiing qualifying run, she had to find the right song. A combination of fate and feeling would guide her. Standing at the top of the course, having been told she could drop in, Stevens sifted through her phone’s music shuffle until the right song filled her […]

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Vancouver criticized for boasting about low pay of its tech workers in Amazon HQ bid

Vancouver officials are defending their decision to tout the bottom-barrel pay of the city’s tech workers in their bid to get online retailer Amazon to build a second headquarters on the West Coast, saying it was one of their “strongest economic arguments.” After the 50-page bid proposal was posted online last week, many local observers […]

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