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The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators, and fans.
October 10, 2014
On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."
October 10, 2014
Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.
October 10, 2014
At a pep rally in 1955, Harley Clark displayed his index and pinky fingers extended and the two middle fingers tucked under the thumb.
October 10, 2014
After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court's liberal wing, plus Justices Kennedy and Roberts, voted put the law on hold while they decide whether to take the case.
October 09, 2014
During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."
October 09, 2014
Hooks was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991, playing key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor.
October 09, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports the online retailer's store will also serve as a mini-warehouse that could provide same-day delivery the New York region.
October 09, 2014
They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.
October 09, 2014
A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is: The risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same its been for months.
October 09, 2014
The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."
October 09, 2014
By bus, by bike and by foot, they come to the aid of abused and displaced women in Colombia. And they've just won a $100,000 humanitarian prize for their efforts.
October 09, 2014
Many of the activists were educated at missionary schools, which informed their sense of social and political justice. It's sure to be noticed by Beijing, which sees religion as a threat to its rule.
October 09, 2014
The race for California's 21st congressional seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.
October 09, 2014
The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.
October 09, 2014
It's long been considered essential to a well-rounded education. But this one subject keeps millions of people from getting a degree.
October 09, 2014
Authorities still don't know how the mask got there, but they said it may signal that at least that one passenger was alive long enough to put it on.
October 09, 2014
The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.
October 09, 2014
A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.
October 09, 2014
The famous cosmologist will appear on a track titled "Talkin' Hawkin'" on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for released next month.
October 09, 2014

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