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Farai Chideya

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Farai Chideya appears in the following:

Andrew Ross Sorkin on why we should pay AIG bonuses

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Outrage over the news that AIG employees will receive their enormous bonuses is widespread. Even President Obama suggested we simply tear up the bonus contracts and Iowa Senator Chuck...

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There are two Americas and one of them has no bank account

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

There have been a lot of numbers thrown around during the ongoing banking crisis. But here's a few you might not believe: 28 million people in the United States have NO bank account w...

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HIV/AIDS: The factors of biology and risky behavior

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Worldwide an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV. The popular explanations include extreme poverty, lack of HIV education, and insufficient access to condoms and health ca...

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Credit cards companies ditching customers, raising fears

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Has a business ever offered you money to just go away? If you’re an American Express customer, you may know what we’re talking about. Credit card companies are ditching their customer...

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Saving jobs for citizens may not save the economy

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

As the global economic crunch, governments are limiting immigration and foreign work visas to try to keep jobs available for citizens instead of immigrants. This week Australia announ...

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Despite tied hands, President up in arms over AIG

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

As the lavish AIG executive bonuses continue to infuriate the nation, the Obama administration is swearing to step in. But due to existing contracts and the rule of law, their hands m...

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Chronicle of a Persian wedding

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Marjan Tehrani is an Iranian-American director/producer whose forthcoming documentary chronicles her brother Alex's wedding to Heather, an American woman from California. The couple t...

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Bankless in America

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

As 28 million Americans know, living without a bank out has its perks. For example, there are no overdraft fees, no worry about bouncing your rent check and there is no need to hunt a...

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Continent's smallest meat-eating dinosaur discovered!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

When you think of dinosaurs, what comes to mind? Hulking creature? Gargantuan teeth? What about something the size of a small house cat? In a story that everyone's inner child will lo...

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Pope Benedict heads to Africa

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cameroon today on his first trip to the African continent as Pope. Africa has seen an explosion in the number of Catholics in recent years and is home to ...

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Somalis in Minneosota report many cases of autism

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Somali immigrants living in Minneapolis, Minnesota are finding that an increasing number of their children have autism. Is it random coincidence, or evidence of a larger epidemic? New...

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Seeking a solution, Sharia law in Pakistan causes problems

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In an attempt to quell the fighting with Taliban militants, the government in Pakistan's embattled Swat Valley has agreed to allow the extremely conservative Sharia religious law to b...

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Charity as an ethical obligation

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wrapped up as we are in our current recession, it’s hard for many of us to think about giving to charity. But Professor Peter Singer says that it is our ethical duty to give to charit...

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AIG bonuses and the rule of law

Monday, March 16, 2009

AIG's bonus payments of $165 million to executives made no one happy. Well, the executives probably didn't mind them. From Ben Bernanke to Lawrence Summers, we're all mad at these guy...

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Another newspaper folds and Seattle bids farewell to the PI

Monday, March 16, 2009

This week the Hearst Corporation will announce if it will shutter the 146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer or turn it into an online-only publication with a much reduced staff. Thi...

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Ahmed Rashid on what's next for Pakistan

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Pakistani government agreed early this morning to reinstate the former chief justice of the Supreme Court. Many see it as a major concession to opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, wh...

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Washington D.C. HIV/AIDS infection rate hits 3%

Monday, March 16, 2009

A new report funded by the Center for Disease Control says the rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Washington D.C. has hit three percent. The rate is higher than in many West African countr...

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The anniversary of the My Lai massacre

Monday, March 16, 2009

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most infamous events in U.S. military history. On this day in 1968, U.S. troops raped, tortured and murdered some 500 civilians at the Vietn...

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Pakistani government reinstates Supreme Court Chief Justice Chaudhry

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Pakistani government agreed early this morning to reinstate the former chief justice of the Supreme Court. Many view it as a major concession to the opposition leader Nawaz Shari...

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New routes for cocaine trafficking spur global conflict

Monday, March 16, 2009

The war against drugs coming over the U.S. border is well documented, but what is rarely talked about is the impact of the U.S. war on drug routes. Turns out that cocaine is now being...

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