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Beauty Vlogger Gina Shkeda Had a Powerful Response to a Teen Who Wished She Looked Like Her

For many of us, the reality of #iwokeuplikethis includes zit cream, bedhead, and, sometimes, a retainer... and it looks nothing like the images featuring flawless hair, skin, and makeup that flood our Instagram feeds with this favored hashtag. Peeking through similar hashtags, it can be easy to forg
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Would Neil deGrasse Tyson ever take SpaceX to Mars? Only if Elon Musk’s mom does it first.

Famed astrophysicist and television personality Neil deGrasse Tyson has shown he is capable of achieving just about anything, from earning no fewer than a dozen honorary doctorates to explaining the history of the universe in less than 10 minutes.But would he ever take a one-way trip to Mars?That w
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Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., E
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Biden attacks Trump’s proposed cuts to medical research

Former vice president Joe Biden on Monday blasted as “draconian” President Trump's proposed cuts in funding for biomedical research, predicting that they would severely set back the budget of the National Institutes of Health, shutter labs across the United States and end promising scientific ca
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Half of Americans are responsible for only 3 percent of health care costs

Here’s a simple reason crafting health policy is so devilishly hard: Most Americans are pretty healthy and a few are really sick.The top 1 percent of health-care spenders use more resources, collectively, than the bottom 75 percent, according to a new study based on national surveys. Slice the dat
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This one group gets 70 percent of high-skilled foreign worker visas

If you were bright -- and gifted in science and engineering -- the H-1B visa was your ticket to the United States. But maybe not for long.The lottery for such “high-skilled" worker visas opened Monday, with the 85,000 slots expected to fill in a matter of days. Nearly three-quarters of the visas a
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‘We got left behind’: The Coast Guard’s top officer laments being excluded from Trump’s military funding

The Coast Guard’s top officer said Monday that his service was “left behind” in an effort by the Trump administration to improve the armed force and that it still needs dozens of new ships and thousands more service members.“I’m delighted that Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps are being
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Nonprofit wants 25 new or revamped D.C. city or charter schools in five years

A local philanthropic group wants to revamp low-performing public schools and open others, 25 in all over the next five years.There are 233 public schools in the District with 90,000 students, counting city and charter schools. But Mieka Wick, chief executive of CityBridge Education, said last week
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If you’re overweight at any point, you’re raising your risk for an early death

Being overweight has been shown to affect health in a variety of ways. Ultimately, might it affect how long someone can expect to live?The researchers analyzed data from three studies, involving 225,072 men and women, first determining their highest weight during a 16-year period and, from that, cal
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Supreme Court to weigh corporations’ liability in human rights violations abroad

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider whether corporations may be sued in U.S. courts for complicity in human rights violations abroad.At issue is the 1789 Alien Tort Statute, which has been revived by human rights activists as a way to seek compensation for atrocities committed overseas
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