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Stock market is tanking, and this is why

The stock market has fallen so hard and so fast that trading on the New York Stock Exchange has been automatically stopped for 15 minutes in a second “circuit breaker” moment this week.

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Coronavirus, simple and unspun

Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard University, predicts that between 40-70% of adults worldwide will become infected.

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The trial of #MeToo versus Harvey Weinstein

Women came forward with allegations that he used his Hollywood status as a way to assault and abuse women, frequently by luring them into his hotel “office” room with promises to talk about career opportunities.

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Coronavirus spreads to 4 US states

About a month ago, a new coronavirus showed up in Wuhan, China, probably from contact with an infected animal in a local market. Since then, it’s sickened an estimated 4500 people and caused about 106 deaths. It’s been confirmed in five US states.

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Veganism makes the stage at Golden Globes

While only a few percent of US consumers self identify as vegans, the Economist reports one-quarter of 25-34 year-olds say they are vegans or vegetarians.