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Image by Twitter Twitter released the gender and ethnicity make-up of employees Wednesday, and by their admission, there is room for improvement. Men make up for 70 percent of Twitter’s staff. In terms of ethnicity, whites account for 59 percent of...
Palestinians, displaced by the Israeli offensive on the Gaza strip, wait in a corridor at an UNWRA school in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 18, 2014. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty ImagesIsraeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school...
The revolving door is a popular scapegoat for regulatory inefficiency, but new research from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests it shouldn’t be blamed. Photo by Flickr user Valerie Everett. From K Street to Wall Street, it’s the...
Arizona inmate Joseph R. Wood, whose drawn-out execution lasted for an hour and 57 minutes. Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of CorrectionsThe execution of an Arizona man on death row lasted for nearly two hours on Wednesday, before he took his...
US House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers brief remarks and introduces Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) and Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (R) as the three speak on the topic of the ongoing...
Flight AH5017, an Air Algerie airliner chartered by Spain’s Swiftair, has gone missing. It left Burkina Fasso’s capital Ouagadougou, destined for Algiers, Algeria with 116 passengers on board. The plane was 18 years old, and one of five MD-83s owned...