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"Tightrope" authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn saw despair across the U.S., so they began shifting through statistics and solutions.


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Why Russia Is Rooting for Both Trump and Sanders
The Russian government is again trying to meddle in the presidential election. In doing so, they’re working to aid two very different candidates.
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5 things to know for February 26: 2020 Dems, coronavirus, India, Disney, Syria
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
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BTS 'Carpool Karaoke' Sees BTS and James Corden Sing Songs from 'Map of the Soul: 7,' Bruno Mars and Post Malone
The host of "The Late Late Show with James Corden" attempted to convince the group he's has the dance moves to be the 8th member of BTS in an impromptu audition at a Los Angeles dance class.
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Player reps send new CBA to union members for approval
The NFL moved closer to labor peace for another decade early Wednesday when player representatives voted to send a new deal already approved by the owners that includes a 17-game season to the full union membership.
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Tom Steyer: I've worked tirelessly for racial justice
Tom Steyer, who has made significant inroads with black voters after focusing his campaign on South Carolina, went head-to-head with Joe Biden after the former vice president lambasted the billionaire for investing in private prisons. Steyer joins CNN's Erin Burnett and Dana Bash to discuss his priority of racial justice.
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Hunters Is an Anti-Nazi Series That Finds Actual Nazis Insufficiently Shocking
Since when do these facts require exaggeration?
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Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with Olympics
A spokesman for the Japanese government on Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee and local organizers are going ahead as planned with the Tokyo Olympics despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus.
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The crosstalk debate
And the White House hires a college senior to be one of the top officials in its powerful Presidential Personnel Office.
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Childress, Demon Deacons stun No. 7 Duke 113-101 in 2OT
Brandon Childress never panicked as shot after shot clanged off the rim. Nor did Wake Forest when it fell behind late in regulation against seventh-ranked Duke.
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Two bills banning most late-term abortions blocked by Senate Dems
Both were voted down several times in recent years but Republicans raised them anew to provide an election year spotlight on their anti-abortion rights efforts
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Malaysia's Mahathir and Anwar in new showdown amid turmoil
Malaysia's decades-old political rivals Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim set out claims to lead the Southeast Asian country on Wednesday after Mahathir's shock resignation as prime minister sparked turmoil.
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12 famous buildings in India: From ancient wonders to modern marvels
From the Sikhs' Golden Temple to the Victoria Memorial, these are the stories behind 12 famous buildings in architecturally rich India.
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12 famous buildings in India: From ancient wonders to modern marvels
If you could boil India's architecture down to a single word or phrase, what would it be? Dynamic? Melting pot? Overwhelming? Complex?
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Many teams want to scrap video review for pass interference
The NFL's video review system for pass interference calls could be scrapped after one season.
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France reports second coronavirus death, Italian link in another case
A second person suffering from the coronavirus has died in France and a Frenchman who had traveled to Italy's Lombardy region had also tested positive, the country's health authorities said on Wednesday.
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US testing begins for possible coronavirus treatment as health experts predict virus will spread
The first US study of a drug to treat the novel coronavirus is underway, the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday, as a federal health officials warned that the virus will eventually begin spreading in US communities.
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Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, out for year
Luis Severino will miss the season with an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery, and the New York Yankees' rotation no longer looks all that imposing.
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Boris Johnson's family 'stunned' after neighbor found murdered
Boris Johnson's family are "stunned and saddened" after a neighbor of the British Prime Minister's father was found shot to death near his country home in southwest England.
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Global markets drop for a third day
The shock from the novel coronavirus is rocking global markets for a third consecutive day.
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Brazil test confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America: source
A Brazilian government test has confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, a source said on Wednesday, after a Sao Paulo hospital flagged the possible infection of a 61-year-old who had visited Italy.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Bloomberg Presidency Would Be Like Trump's But 'Whose Fascism Is Less Obvious'
Congresswoman attacks billionaire's 2020 campaign during a radio interview with "The Breakfast Club."
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76ers' Simmons out at least 2 more weeks with back injury
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss at least two more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back.
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'Gentefied' Cast: All the Stars of the New Netflix Show
"Gentefied", the new Netflix series from executive producer America Ferrera, has an almost entirely Latinx cast, led by Joaquín Cosío, J.J. Soria, Karrie Martin and Carlos Santos.
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Burrow shows Cincy some love, NFL teams drool over receivers
Who wouldn't want to follow in the footsteps of John Elway and Eli Manning?
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U.S. home prices reach new highs in largest metropolitan areas
TOWN SQUARE | ATTOM’s report shows that nationwide, home sellers gained $65,500 in a typical sale, up from $50,027 just two years ago. The profit amount, based on median purchase and resale prices, was the highest level since 2006, a 13-year high.
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Tagovailoa looking forward to going full speed in March
Tua Tagovailoa climbed up a couple stairs, then walked to the podium without a hitch Tuesday.
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2,000-Pound Great White Shark Unama'ki Spotted Near New Orleans During Mardi Gras
Marine research group OCEARCH have been tracking Unama'ki's progress since she was tagged in Nova Scotia last year. She has spent most of her time since in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Ohio State's Day gets 3-year contract extension, salary bump
Ryan Day, who led Ohio State to a 13-1 record and a College Football Playoff appearance in his first year as head coach, is being rewarded with a three-year contract extension and a raise, the university said Tuesday.
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India's Modi appeals for calm as riot toll rises to 20
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades.
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BTS on 'Carpool Karaoke'
K-pop super group BTS takes a ride with "The Late Late Show" host James Corden for some "Carpool Karaoke."
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4 universities cancel study abroad programs in Italy because of coronavirus
NYU students will continue classes online after a confirmed case in Florence.
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Malaysia's Anwar says he has backing of three parties for PM role
Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday three parties from the former ruling coalition have nominated him as their candidate for prime minister after Mahathir Mohamad resigned.
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'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Update 1.47 Adds Ewok Hunter & Rebellion DLC - Patch Notes
"Star Wars Battlefront 2" update 1.47 adds a huge amount of free Age of Rebellion DLC. Read the full patch notes here.
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A Bernie slayer fails to emerge at Tuesday's debate
None of his rivals had the time or the skill to convince voters that the democratic socialist is a radical who would ensure Trump's reelection.
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US and South Korean militaries on high alert due to coronavirus
South Korea now has more than 1,260 cases of the novel coronavirus, including a US soldier stationed in the country. The death toll from the virus is over 2,700 worldwide, with the vast majority in mainland China. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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Defense secretary faces grilling from Congress for diverting funding to border wall
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is likely to face a grilling from lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill for his decision to divert military funding to pay for the US border wall as he testifies before the House Armed Services Committee.
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Coronavirus cases rise in Italy, with children among new cases
An outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy worsened on Wednesday, with more than 30 new cases confirmed in the two worst-hit regions and children found to have the illness for the first time.
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New Front in Trump’s Clashes With New York
The administration is becoming a roadblock to some of the state's most ambitious projects.
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Bayer chairman quits after making progress to settle litigation
Bayer , which is fighting claims its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, said its Chairman Werner Wenning was stepping down because the drugs and crop protection company was making good progress in settlement talks.
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Federal Report Says Women In Prison Receive Harsher Punishments Than Men
Prisons often give disproportionately harsher punishments for minor offenses to women than to men, according to a new federal report that backs up the findings of an earlier NPR investigation.
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Coronavirus-infected Korean Air cabin crew worker may have been on flights to Los Angeles: report
A Korean Air cabin crew worker who the airline said tested positive for the coronavirus may have worked last week on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, according to a report Wednesday.
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Harriet Tubman debit card from OneUnited raises the question: How do you market an icon?
The Harriet Tubman debit card from OneUnited was a nod to love not Wakanda, but ensuing controversy shows potential pitfalls of marketing an icon       
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'People need to know what happened': Soldier fatally shot in domestic violence case
Angel Conner was shot six times. To raise awareness about domestic violence, her family had an open casket at her funeral.       
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From Allergies To Declining Business, Warming Winters Affect Everyday Life
For many parts of the United States this winter has been one of the warmest on record. People around the country are feeling the effects of it.
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Supreme Court Turns To Immigration With 2 Major Cases
The court ruled that the parents of a Mexican boy shot and killed by a border patrol agent cannot sue the officer. It also heard arguments in a free-speech case involving immigration.
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In Maine, Residents Slice Through Thick Ice To Keep A Tradition From Melting Away
It was a vibrant industry in the late 1800s and while ice harvesting is no longer commercially viable, the tradition is being kept alive in the small town of South Bristol, Maine.
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Who Needs A Realtor? iBuyers Pay Instant Cash For Your House
iBuyers — companies such as Opendoor, RedfinNow and Zillow — will pay you cash for your house and buy it quickly. New numbers show these types of sales are growing very quickly, but is it a good idea?
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Getting married in 2020? Experts share to-do list for National Weddings Month
Experts from Etsy, The Knot and WeddingWire share their secrets.
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