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4 Years After Rana Plaza Tragedy, What's Changed For Bangladeshi Garment Workers?

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

Four years after the deadliest garment factory disaster, a new report by Human Rights Watch finds that many global apparel companies have not signed a transparency pledge regarding its supply chains.

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'I'd Die For You' Gives A Glimpse Into F. Scott Fitzgerald's Writing Life

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

Fitzgerald wrote most of his best work in his 20s, and the stories in this new collection — all unpublished or uncollected — demonstrate how hard it was for him to deliver what readers wanted.

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The Surprising Wishes Of India's Sex Workers

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

A researcher found that some of them don't want to be "rescued." And that in one community, sex work is a traditional occupation for married women.

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What We Learned About The Mood Of Trump's Tweets

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

How angry or happy were President Trump's tweets during his first 100 days? This last week was not a particularly positive one, according to a sentiment analysis.

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Alaska Guessing Game Provides Climate Change Record

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 5:44am

Months behind the rest of the country, spring is advancing across Alaska. And a contest that has residents guess the date of river ice breakup is showing a trend toward earlier and earlier melt.

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A Trauma Nurse Reflects On 'Compassion Fatigue'

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 4:00am

Years of treating grievously injured people starts to wear on a person. a trauma nurse in Minneapolis says. She explores "compassion fatigue" in a semi-autobiographical poem.

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Being A Guinea Pig For Science Can Be A Long, Slow Slog

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 4:00am

Brandie Jefferson volunteered for a clinical trial to see if intermittent fasting can help treat multiple sclerosis. Five months in, she realizes that this study won't answer that question.

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