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Venezuelans Seek Strength, Healing from Mythical Goddess

Venezuelans Seek Strength, Healing from Mythical Goddess

Oct 15
Every year, thousands trek to a mountainside in Venezuela for rituals played out with fire, blood and smoke to pay tribute to the indigenous goddess Maria Lionza, who is revered across the crisis-stricken South American nation.

Economists Who Study Poverty Win Nobel Prize

Economists Who Study Poverty Win Nobel Prize

By Jan M. Olsen and Aleksandar Ljubojevic | Oct 14
The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty.

U.S. Consumers Snap Up Italian Parmesan Before Tariffs Hit

U.S. Consumers Snap Up Italian Parmesan Before Tariffs Hit

By Colleen Barry | Oct 14
U.S. consumers who appreciate the tang of aged Italian Parmesan cheese as an aperitif or atop their favorite pasta dish are stocking up ahead of this week's tariff hike and as dairy producers in the two countries square off.

Wealthy Counties Get Many FEMA Buyouts of Flood-Prone Homes

Wealthy Counties Get Many FEMA Buyouts of Flood-Prone Homes

By Janet McConnaughey | Oct 14
FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study finds.

Has Your Newborn's Identity Already Been Stolen?

Has Your Newborn's Identity Already Been Stolen?

By Bev O'Shea, Nerdwallet | Oct 13
Imagine discovering that your newborn's brand new Social Security number has already been used to construct what Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, calls a "Frankenstein monster of identity."

Fishermen Live in Stain of Venezuela's Broken Oil Industry

Fishermen Live in Stain of Venezuela's Broken Oil Industry

By Scott Smith | Oct 13
Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo.

Liz Weston: Wake Up to the Truth About 'Dream Schools'

Liz Weston: Wake Up to the Truth About 'Dream Schools'

By Liz Weston | Oct 12
Whether it's an Ivy League college or a high-priced "dream school," too many people believe certain educations are worth endless effort, stress — and debt.

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes U.S. Economy, Minimizes IS Threat

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes U.S. Economy, Minimizes IS Threat

By Hope Yen and Paul Wiseman | Oct 11
President Donald Trump on Thursday minimized the ongoing threat of the Islamic State and overstated his economic success, declaring inaccurately that China would have overtaken the U.S. as the world's largest economy if he wasn't president.

Global Fund Seeks $14 Billion to Fight Aids, TB, Malaria

Global Fund Seeks $14 Billion to Fight Aids, TB, Malaria

By Sylvie Corbet | Oct 10
Heads of states, CEOs and global health leaders gathered Thursday in France to try to raise at least $14 billion to finance the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years.

'It's A Nightmare': Zimbabwe Struggles with Hyperinflation

'It's A Nightmare': Zimbabwe Struggles with Hyperinflation

By Farai Mutsaka | Oct 10
Hyperinflation is changing prices so quickly in Zimbabwe that what you see displayed on a supermarket shelf might change by the time you reach the checkout.

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