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Davos grapples with inequality

Davos grapples with inequality

This year's World Economic Forum in Davos honored musician and philanthropist Elton John for his contributions to upholding 'human dignity.' AP Photo/Markus Schreiber In accepting an award for his efforts to “uphold human dignity” at the 2018 World...
US flu outbreak is worst since 2009 swine pandemic

US flu outbreak is worst since 2009 swine pandemic

US flu outbreak is worst since 2009 swine pandemic 26 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption An emergency room nurse (R) treats a hospital patient for flu this month in Escondido, California More Americans are seeking medical care for flu than at any time...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Canadian billionaire Sherman couple 'murdered'

Canadian billionaire Sherman couple 'murdered'

Canadian billionaire Sherman couple ‘murdered’ 26 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising The deaths of Canadian billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman are being treated as...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Bombardier wins trade dispute in US

Bombardier wins trade dispute in US

26 January 2018 Image copyright PACEMAKER Image caption The government had suspected Bombardier would lose and unions feared sales and UK jobs would be hit Bombardier has won a trade case in the United States, overturning a decision to impose damaging tariffs on...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
US economy loses steam as imports surge

US economy loses steam as imports surge

26 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters US economic growth slowed unexpectedly to an annualised rate of 2.6% in the last three months of 2017, the Commerce Department said on Friday. Economists had expected the rate to be 3% – the same as the three months to...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Does America have a caste system?

Does America have a caste system?

In the United States, inequality tends to be framed as an issue of either class, race or both. Consider, for example, criticism that Republicans’ new tax plan is a weapon of “class warfare,” or accusations that the recent U.S. government shutdown was racist. As an...
Davos: Trump launches attack on 'predatory' trade

Davos: Trump launches attack on 'predatory' trade

Davos: Trump launches attack on ‘predatory’ trade 26 January 2018 Image copyright AFP President Donald Trump has launched a fierce attack on “predatory” trade practices, warning trading partners at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the US...
Inside North Korea’s literary fiction factory

Inside North Korea’s literary fiction factory

North Korean women work at the cashier table of a bookstore in Pyongyang, North Korea. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan With colorful rhetoric about dotards and nuclear buttons, North Korean propaganda is attracting attention around the world. Outside observers can now easily...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...

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