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  1. Philadelphia Passes Soda Tax, But Not Without Some Slamming the 'Regressive' TariffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 |

    Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax Thursday, despite much criticism for the resolution and a multi-million campaign by the beverage industry to block it. In a final 13-4 vote, the Philadelphia City Council passed a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on all sugar-added and artificially-sweetened soft drinks, according to WPVI-TV .


  2. Study: More Millennials Living With Parents Than With Spouse or PartnerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 |

    For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. Nearly one-third of millennials live with their parents, slightly more than the proportion who live with a spouse or partner.


  3. University of Minnesota's School of Public Health Hosts...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 |

    Together with UM's School of Social Work and its College of Food and Agriculture, the School of Public Health held an "International No Diet Day" speaking event, complete with "pizza and anti-diet swag." One of the speakers at the event was self-proclaimed "fat activist" Virgie Tovar, who educated attendees on "the myths and social stereotypes around fat oppression."


  4. 'This Is What Islamophobia Got This Country Into':...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 |

    A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday that the passenger, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was taken off the April 9 flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, for questioning and the plane took off while that was happening.


  5. College Basketball Assistant Coach Suspended Over Sexual Harassment AllegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 |

    The men's basketball coach at University of California, Berkeley, is moving to fire an assistant coach who violated the school's sexual harassment policy. It comes as the university has faced criticism for its handling of substantiated sexual harassment allegations involving an astronomy professor and the dean of Berkeley's law school.


  6. Experts Discuss 'Line We Must Not Cross' in the Realm of Gene EditingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 |

    Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world are gathering in Washington this week to debate the boundaries of human gene editing, amid worry that the fast-moving research may outpace safety and ethics scrutiny. The main worry being that over its potential for creating designer babies, while some of the benefits include cures for intractable diseases.


  7. Dozens of 'White Student Unions' Pop Up on Facebook:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 |

    Within the last week nearly three dozen so-called "White Student Unions" claiming to be associated with universities across the country have cropped up on Facebook. In response to complaints from university administrators, the social networking site is shutting some of them down.


  8. College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama After Photo of Her at a Party Went ViralRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 |

    At 17-years-old, Malia Obama has already toured multiple colleges in the quest to find where she'll receive her higher education, but one college newspaper decided to apologize to the President's daughter when photos of her attending a party and seemingly participating in drinking games circulated online. In a Snapchat photo shared with the conservative news site the Daily Caller , the teenager is seen standing next to a beer pong table while attending a Brown University party.


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