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1 hr ago | Bloomberg

Herbalife Gains as Ackman Presentation Fails to Convince

Bill Keep, business school dean at College of New Jersey, and Columbia University's Fabio Savoldello examine Pershing Square Chief Executive Officer Bill Ackman's crusade against Herbalife.

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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

Study says about 1 in 370 who have hysterectomy with power morcellator have hidden cancer

New research published Tuesday by a prestigious medical journal estimates that nearly 1 in 370 women undergoing a hysterectomy with a common women's surgical device have a hidden uterine cancer, the largest assessment yet of the risk posed by a tool that is under scrutiny for its potential to spread undetected cancer.

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Related Topix: Uterine Cancer, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Obstetrics and Gynecology

2 hrs ago | Book TV

"The Punishment of Gaza"

Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz , talks about his coverage of the Israeli occupation of Gaza over the past two decades.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

6 hrs ago | Empire State News

Smart Schools Commission hosts first public symposium

ALBANY The Smart Schools Commission sponsored its first Public Symposium in Albany where technology and education experts presented innovative, successful approaches to school and community connectivity and technology-enabled education practices.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Education Etc., Teachers College, Columbia University

10 hrs ago | Medical News Today

The effects of starvation can be passed to future generations

Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of famished individuals.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Famine, Natural Disasters, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

National Review Online

Dennis Prager: Is There a Russian Conscience?

Both were tyrannies, the latter more tyrannical than the former. I agreed with the second view, that Communism was something radically new, not a logical, let alone inevitable, Russian path.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Brandon Sun

Novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined American West in 'Little Big Man,' dies in NY at 89

Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger's literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days before his 90th birthday.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Little Big Man, Western, War Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure, Luke Wilson, TX, University of Cincinnati, The New School

The Alternative Press

Sparta Middle School Teachers Attend MathCamp at Columbia University

Two Sparta Middle School Mathematics teachers spent a week at MathCamp. Susan Sawey and Jane Stahlman spent July 14 through 18 at Columbia's Teacher College.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Russia Taday

FBI entrapped suspects in almost all high-profile terrorism cases in US

A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the FBI of using sting operations to entrap informants, creating terrorists out of law-abiding individuals and targeting American Muslims in the agency's counterterrorism investigations.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

Free Republic

Send the Invading Illegals to DC, Manhattan & Beverly Hills

The illegal immigrant situation at our southern border is more than just a national crisis.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform

Northwest Asian Weekly

Cuc Vu is director of OIRA

Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle's advice.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Pomona College, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

GhanaWeb

MCI hands over renovated Community Youth Centre

The Millennium Cities Initiative of the Earth Institute, Columbia University of New York, on Sunday handed over a renovated community youth centre to the Voice in Community Empowerment , a non-governmental organisation.

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Examiner.com

The Year of James Baldwin now in full classic literary swing

James Baldwin's written works made him an important spokesman of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Arts, Literature

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Refinery 29

This Food Photo Series Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen

These days, the prop stylist and window dresser, respectively, are creating striking food images that are quite unlike the waffle-and-latte breakfast shots you're used to double-tapping.

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Related Topix: Breakfast, Life

MacLeans

Menswear gets casual-maybe too casual?

Even the suit is being dressed down in the latest trend, the Frankensteinian shorts suit.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Fashion, Summer

Seeking Alpha

The Many Merchants Of Death Edition

On this week's special, transatlantic episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University, and special guest John Gapper of the Financial Times discuss Citigroup's multibillion-dollar mortgage settlement, the potential merger of two of the largest American tobacco companies , and the continuing saga of the Joint ... (more)

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Japan Times

Umami: the taste we love but can't describe

The word "umami" is, in many ways, literally a mouthful. First coined in 1909 by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda, the term translates roughly as "deliciousness."

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes

Herald Gazette

Romantic week for Bay Chamber Concerts

Bay Chamber Concerts' summer season continues Thursday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., with music for clarinet and piano by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Weber performed by pianist Ran Dank and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester.

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Related Topix: Classical, 9, Symphony, Arts

Fri Jul 18, 2014

EDGE

Study: Religion No Go-To for LGBs; Suicide Risks Increase

Put simply, god isn't helping LGB people deal with their issues. At least that's what the results of a new study from the Williams Institute says.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Harvard University

Windsor Beacon

Gruesome photos from tragedies test newsrooms

Human carnage is inevitable in wars and plane crashes. But just how eager are we to observe it up close? The age-old dilemma for photojournalists and editors resurfaced this week with all its layered issues in reactions to gruesome photos from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage in Ukraine and a bombing at a Gaza city beach.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Journalism, Israel, World News, Middle East

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