How Al Sharpton Dropped an Astounding 176 Lbs.
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The reverend, 60, has gone through several body transformations throughout the years, first losing 30 lbs. while on a 43-day hunger strike in jail in 2001 and then putting the weight back on during his presidential run. The real turning point for him …

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Study: Women, Want Higher Pay? Lose Weight. Men, You're Fine As You Are
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We've all heard that more attractive people earn more. So you might venture a guess, given society's disapproval of the overweight, that obese individuals earn less than normal weight people — and you would be correct. Despite numerous studies showing …

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How To Really Fix Our Student Debt Crisis
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One of my favorite statistics that nobody knows is that the federal government already spends enough on higher education in grants and tax breaks — about $66.7 billion — to cover the cost of tuition at all public colleges and universities. This …

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Raimondo Loses Her Religion
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If Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo loses the governor's race on Tuesday, it won't be because she bucked the public unions by championing pension reform. It will be because she bucked her own economic principles and the Catholic Church in order …

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Religion in China
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THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called China's Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that China's Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its …

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5 facts about evolution and religion
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Are faith and belief in evolution necessarily at odds? According to Pope Francis, the answer is no. Indeed, the pope recently reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's view that “evolution in nature is not inconsistent” with church teaching on creation …

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Does Hugo Chavez Keep Fooling Venezuelans? – Fair
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The New York Times updates readers today (12/13/12) on the health status of left-wing Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, and the political implications for his country. But the paper starts out by suggesting that the people …

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Hugo Chavez Keeps Showering the Poor – Fair
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From Sunday's Washington Post (2/24/13): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (Photo: Bernardo Londoy). Using his considerable charisma, Chavez was able to win unconditional support from the poverty-stricken masses as …

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