Resegregation in the American South

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Source: The Atlantic


Twas once a young lad named Pete,

who fancied the girl down the street.

And though he was shy,

he did catch her eye.

Oh! how life can be sweet.

"But wait," the lady suggested.

"Although I am surely tempted;

before we undress,

I think it’d be best

if you and I go get tested.”

And being…

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"Mom, this might be my last chance to tell you I love you."

- A text from a high school student who was aboard the ferry that capsized today off South Korea’s southern coast. Four passengers were killed, 55 were injured and more than 280 are missing. (via latimes)

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Source: Los Angeles Times


Missing Nebraska toddler found safe in arcade claw machine

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A 3-year-old boy feared missing by his mother was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday.

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Jeffrey Toobin interviews former inmates at a McDonald’s in Baltimore:

“It’s one thing to consult books like Michelle Alexander’s ‘The New Jim Crow’ and read about the mass incarceration of African-Americans in the United States, but it’s another to see former prisoners filling the seats at a fast-food joint.”

Photograph by Stefan Ruiz.



Sex Workers Are Excited for the World Cup Because They Think It Will Make Them Rich

Women have high hopes for the deep pockets of visiting gringos, but advocacy groups caution that their expectations might be dashed.

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Source: The Atlantic


Cheer up! Zoo builds park for depressed panda

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Staff members at a China zoo built an amusement park complete with a television set to cheer up a giant panda who has become depressed since her pal left last month.

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Housing shortage grips São Paulo as Brazil spends billions on World Cup

SÃO PAULO — Inside a makeshift tent of plastic sheets and timber, lying with the debris of unkempt bedding and a wooden chair, was a motorcycle helmet. It was the only sign of any kind of mobility for 21-year-old Fernando da Nunciação and his girlfriend, Juliana Perreira da Silva.

Like many young couples, they would like a place of their own, but instead they are living like refugees with 8,000 other families in a camp known as New Palestine in southwest São Paulo.

“There is no help — rent is just so expensive,” Juliana said. “We lived with our families and couldn’t afford our own place.”

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