Entertainment

The Man Who Coined ‘Genocide’ Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word in 1943, as part of his lifelong campaign to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime. A new documentary, Watchers of the Sky, tells his story.

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October 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Money

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Seeking Organizations to Host Financial Coaches

Last year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an initiative to place trained financial coaches in organizations across the country.

The financial coaches will provide coaching to consumers, including veterans and those who are low-income or economically vulnerable.

The CFPB has contracted with the Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) to run the initiative.
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October 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Politics

A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR’s Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even “lost cause” candidates inspire.

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October 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Technology

Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, but a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution.

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October 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment