Isabel Angell

Isabel Angell appears in the following:

Dearborn County, Indiana: A Microcosm for America's Prison Problem

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Dearborn County, Indiana sends more people to prison per capita than almost any other county in the United States.

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Litigation: The New Frontier in Crowdfunding

Friday, September 02, 2016

Some Silicon Valley startups are helping people invest in court cases, in return for a percentage of the earnings if the case wins.


An Army Veteran Defends Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick angered many fans with his decision to protest by sitting during the national anthem. But this week, #VeteransForKaepernick trended worldwide on Twitter.

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U.N. Paid Tens of Millions to Syrian Regime

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

An analysis from The Guardian has revealed that the United Nations has paid tens of millions of dollars in aid to the Syrian government, or companies connected to the regime.


Sex Ed Study: Robot Babies May Increase Teen Birth Rate

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It was supposed to be a better alternative to the sack of flour, but a new study shows that teen girls who took care of robot babies as part of sex ed were more likely to get pregnant. 

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Analyzing the Roots of Inequality

Monday, August 29, 2016

Chance — and history — has a lot to do with the inequalities we see in today's society.


Clinton Attacks Trump for 'Radical Fringe' Ties

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton denounced the "alt-right" as a racist and paranoid fringe group on Thursday. The movement has been a big supporter of Donald Trump since day one.

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ISIS Draws New Attention to Child Soldiers

Thursday, August 25, 2016

ISIS has been actively recruiting and coercing children to fight in Iraq and Syria. Other countries, like South Sudan, have been dealing with child soldiers for years. 


From Mining to Space Travel, Lunar Exploration Companies Think Big

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On this day 50 years ago, Earthlings saw the first picture of their home planet from the moon. Now, humans are looking back to the moon — this time for commercial reasons. 

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Underfunded and Underprepared: Inside America's Fight Against the Zika Virus

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

For many months, the Zika virus seemed like a far-off danger. But these days, the outbreak is hitting closer to home.


The Power of Listening: Examining the Rise of Audiobooks

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Audiobooks are now the fastest-growing part of the book publishing business. In 2015, audiobook revenues were up by more than 20 percent from the previous year.

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Chicago Reacts to Another Police Shooting Video

Monday, August 08, 2016

In new police superintendent Eddie Johnson's first big test, the Chicago Police Department released footage from a fatal police shooting much quicker than usual. 

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While U.S. Swimmers Top the Olympic Podium, Most Americans Sink

Monday, August 08, 2016

As U.S. swimmers prove to be Olympic standouts this week, more than half of Americans can't pass the simple swim test from the Red Cross.

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Cindy Gallop: On the Job Sexism Goes Beyond Saatchi & Saatchi

Friday, August 05, 2016

Top ad agency executive Kevin Roberts resigned after suggesting in an interview that gender equality was "not an issue" and publicly clashing with ad consultant Cindy Gallop.

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Party of Mandela Tested in South African Elections

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Nelson Mandela's African National Congress has been in power since 1994, but they faced their toughest challenge in yesterday's election.


Comedy Genius and Controversy: Remembering Lenny Bruce

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Comedian Lenny Bruce died 50 years ago today, but his influence on satire and political and social commentary is still going strong.

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Voter ID Challenges Could Shape 2016 Election

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Federal courts have dealt a blow to voter ID laws in four states, something that could affect the presidential election in November, as well as state and local elections.

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Harry Potter and the Curse of Growing Up

Monday, August 01, 2016

Nearly a decade after the last book, Harry Potter is back in a play called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." What happens when our childhood heroes grow up?

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Women Run the Show in Wall Street Thriller 'Equity'

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The financial thriller "Equity" is being billed as the first Wall Street movie that stars women. It's also written, produced, and directed by women.

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Inside the Failed Fight to Save Yahoo

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Yahoo hasn't been in the same league as other tech giants like Google and Facebook for years, but some are sad to see the old Silicon Valley giant bought by Verizon. 

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