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Classic news video: JFK through the years

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  The NBC Universal Archives YouTube channel is a treasure trove of footage from days past, and their mashup of appearances John F. Kennedy made on …

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Classic news video: JFK through the years

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The NBC Universal Archives YouTube channel is a treasure trove of footage from days past, and their mashup of appearances John F. Kennedy made on NBC News over …

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Classic news: Anti-gay activist gets pie to the face

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In 1977, the singer and former Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant was holding a press conference in Des Moines – the subject of which was her long-standing …

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8 easy ways to spot fake news

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As a working journalist and a master’s candidate at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, it’s infuriating to see my friends and family share stories from …

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My liberal friend voted for Trump. Here’s why

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There’s a peculiar momentum building for President Donald Trump, and it’s due to, you guessed it, a silent Trump voter. But this isn’t the same silent …

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Here’s how the pandemic is hitting minorities disproportionately

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial hardship for many, but it’s disproportionately affecting people of color, a September 2020 LendingTree survey of more than 2,000 Americans …

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Technology drives safer back-to-school efforts amid COVID-19

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What is your new student capacity under social distancing?  This simple question can flummox even the most seasoned campus planner or school district facilities specialist. Many …

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How to spot fake news: A former CIA analyst explains

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You can’t navigate online these days without the words “fake news” crossing your path. But what is fake news, who spreads it, and why has it …

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Why do people believe conspiracy theories? A psychologist explains

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At a dinner party last year, I was casually saying how silly I thought my brother-in-law was for believing in chemtrails when a couple, whom I considered to …

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How to register to vote in every state

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The 2020 presidential election is quickly approaching. With fewer than 90 days until Nov. 3, it’s important to know how and when to register to vote.  …

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100 women who reshaped American life

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It was 100 years ago today that the 19th amendment was ratified, making it legal for women in the United States to vote (though many women …

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30 countries reporting the most COVID-19 deaths

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Looking at death rates per capita The COVID-19 global pandemic is being handled differently in every country around the world, with varying degrees of success. Many health …

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Many college students worried about return to classes

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Students enrolling in college for the 2020-21 school year are facing a very different set of circumstances than ever before. With the coronavirus pandemic still surging …

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An afternoon with John Lewis

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It was a warm day sometime around the spring of 1990. I was a freshman at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in the Maryland suburbs just outside …

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This home infested with bees literally drips honey

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There was no buzzing. In fact, there was no noise whatsoever. So when Andrea and Justin Isabell saw a sticky, golden liquid dripping down the wall …

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Here’s where distance learning may work best this fall

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American schoolchildren transitioned to remote learning in spring 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it looks like some school districts will be resuming online instruction …

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76% of workers say racism in the workplace is a problem

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With anti-racism protests spanning across the country over the past two weeks, many employees see workplaces as fertile ground for discriminatory practices that need to be …

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Editorial: My journey to understanding racism in America

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Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, and do not necessarily represent the views of MediaFeed.org. These are incredibly challenging times right now, …

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The 20 cities re-opening fastest amid COVID-19

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Reopening plans vary in cities across the United States as state and city governments juggle the competing interests of public and fiscal health. How has their …

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Editorial: Americans waking to racial divide, one video at a time

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Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, and do not necessarily represent the views of MediaFeed.com. We’ve been reminded yet again about the …

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The pint-size nation off the English coast

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On Christmas Eve of 1966, Paddy Roy Bates, a retired British army major, drove a small boat with an outboard motor  seven miles off the coast …

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Changing our clocks twice a year is costing us big time

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A growing number of people are pushing for the end of Daylight Saving Time, and if you’re still feeling the negative physical effects of Sunday’s time …

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How much does it cost to become president?

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If you’re thinking about running to be leader of the free world, get ready to pony up more than half a billion dollars, judging from the …

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Is the decline of U.S. manufacturing being overblown?

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In September, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its manufacturing index results of 300 manufacturers reporting a contraction of the U.S. manufacturing sector, bringing a 35-month expansion …

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Could wonky government math ruin your retirement savings?

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Retirees depend on Social Security to fund their post-work lives. But the program sits on shaky financial ground. The Social Security Board of Trustees projects that …

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2 years after Equifax breach, millions still not taking basic steps against identity theft

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Four in 10 people with a credit or debit card have provided their full Social Security number in an online form in the past month, according …

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Why do I keep getting calls from Slovenia?

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You’re looking at a screenshot from my phone showing some recently missed calls. You’ll note a few things: none of them are from within the United …

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Health care jargon in politics, explained

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With two Democratic primary debates down and another on the way, we are already deep in the throes of election season (as if it ever ends). …

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27 facts about Sept. 11 you may not know

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When a hijacked American Airlines flight struck the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, life for many Americans …

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What the national debt means for your children (and their children)

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When you turn on the TV or pick up your phone, it sometimes seems like the old axiom “no news is good news” has taken on …

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The financial impact of Hurricane Dorian: How to keep up on your bills (plus how to help the Bahamas)

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As Hurricane Dorian begins its slow crawl north along the East Coast and continues to torment residents of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, we’re beginning to …

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25 things that may be gone from the Earth by 2050

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Our planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” according to a new study by 11,258 scientists from 153 countries, which provides six broad policy goals that …

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As peak hurricane season begins, some homeowners substitute confidence for preparedness

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A few weeks into the most active part of hurricane season, homeowner attitudes have yet to reflect the real risk of storm damage. In a survey …

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Is fraud getting worse in Canada?

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I spent my childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, a jewel of a port city on Canada’s west coast. We lived in a middle class neighborhood overlooking …

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22 facts about Jeopardy that you probably don’t know

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As Las Vegas professional sports gambler James Holzhauer etches his name into Jeopardy lore, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of …

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Can people go to jail for committing white-collar crime?

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The short answer is yes.  But not very often.  In the early 2000s, after the collapse of Enron, WorldCom and Tyco, the CEOs of these three …

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5G biometric wearables have arrived, but cows will get them first

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A 5G-connected biometric wearable sounds like the kind of device companies like Apple and Samsung will be working on for a launch in the next decade. …

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What is white-collar crime?

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We all recognize so-called street crime: it’s someone breaking and entering and robbing your home, or stealing your car or other possessions. It’s murder, physical and …

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Robots are delivering food to these college students

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Starship Technology’s autonomous robots on wheels now serve up snacks to students at Northern Arizona University, delivering orders placed through its app. The self-driving coolers carry …

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‘Robot-ready’ or not, the future is coming

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Look around. We’re already toe-deep into a world in which humans and machines collaborate. Chatbots are often our first interaction with a customer service department before …

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Tesla Model Y is coming March 14: Here is everything we know so far

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Tesla boss Elon Musk made a surprise announcement, stating the company’s next car, called the Model Y, will be shown at a media event on Thursday …

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How to fight the opioid crisis & your student loan debt

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The opioid epidemic and skyrocketing student loan debt are two of the nation’s most publicized challenges. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid …

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Airbnb wants to prototype the home of the future

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Airbnb is getting into the design business, focused on building prototypes for what the home of the future could look like, starting in the fall of …

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7 things you didn’t know about George Washington (and the plot to kill him)

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For Americans, the year 1776 is known for the Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence. Yet the year contained something else just as dramatic: a secret conspiracy against George Washington, which might have …

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How Google Maps fooled me into thinking I had Springsteen tickets

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Google and Facebook often do spooky things, without our informed consent. Recently, Google seemed to possibly ruin a holiday surprise for me … but ended up …

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Tornado hits Illinois collector car dealership rebuilt after 2017 fire

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In the summer of 2017, Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois, was devastated by a fire, but the Noel family re-opened the dealership earlier this year. …

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Senate bill takes up cause to save historic Route 66

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A bipartisan bill that would designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail (and provide more funding for preservation) has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.  “By …

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How Trump’s tariffs could affect your holiday shopping

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Over the course of 2018, President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, targeting almost 6,000 products. The …

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Driving-while-shopping & driving high newest road hazards

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Even if you don’t live in a climate where weather makes winter driving more dangerous, there are a few new threats that can jeopardize your road …

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What this Supreme Court ruling means for small retailers in 2019

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A Supreme Court tax ruling in June 2018 changed the way online retailers must operate. In a landmark 5-4 decision in favor of a South Dakota …