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Ina May Gaskin on birthing the home birth movement

Ina May Gaskin on birthing the home birth movement

Yailin Melissa Turcios, who was born about 20 minutes prior, is in the arms of midwife, Joni McCann, as her mother talks on the cell phone to relatives at the Birthing Center of South Florida October 16, 2006 in Florida City, Florida. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images In the 1970s, Ina May Gaskin led a caravan […]

Why are men moving into female dominated jobs sectors?

Why are men moving into female dominated jobs sectors?

More and more men are going into the field of nursing, an area traditionally dominated by women. Credit: Christiana Care/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd) Men are flocking to jobs that have typically been held by women. From 2000 to 2010, according to an analysis of census data by the New York Times, occupations with more than 70 […]

Justin Combs earns a merit scholarship to UCLA, as well as criticism for accepting it

Justin Combs earns a merit scholarship to UCLA, as well as criticism for accepting it

Justin Combs #5 of the East Team stand on the field for introductions to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl against the West Team at Chase Field on January 3, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Justin Combs is a lucky man – he’s graduating high school with a 3.75 GPC and a full […]

Candidates square off in D.A. debate, hosted by AirTalk

Candidates square off in D.A. debate, hosted by AirTalk

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and Deputy Dist. Atty. Sean Carney of the Target Crimes Division address the media. Credit: Frank Stoltze/KPCC One week before Los Angeles County voters head to the polls, candidates running for district attorney will square off in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle. The six contenders […]

High school freshman creates breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer

High school freshman creates breakthrough test for pancreatic cancer

Jack Andraka (center) moments after it was announced that he won the Gordon E. Moore Award and $75,000 prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held in May. Credit: Society for Science & the Public Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose and often goes […]

Sheila E plays the Playboy

Sheila E plays the Playboy

Sheila E. Credit: Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for Global Green Sheila Escovedo, known by her stage name Sheila E., is an American drummer and percussionist, perhaps best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr. Sheila E was born into and raised around musical royalty. She is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, […]

Prop. 28 seeks to change California Legislature’s term limits

Prop. 28 seeks to change California Legislature’s term limits

Should term limits be lengthened to 12 years? Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images Should term limits be tweaked in California? One state ballot measure up for vote on June 5 is Proposition 28, which seeks to reduce the amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. […]

Soldiers’ remains return from Tarawa 69 years after the battle

Soldiers’ remains return from Tarawa 69 years after the battle

Patt in the studio with veteran Leon Cooper (C) and film maker Steven Barber (R). Leon Cooper was a young Navy seaman who piloted a Higgins landing craft during the first Marine amphibious assault of the Pacific Theater in World War II on the island of Tarawa. In three days of fighting, nearly 6,000 soldiers […]

Those men in black are back

Those men in black are back

Barry Sonnenfeld .attends the “Men In Black 3″ New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on May 23, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Today, Earth will once again be reunited with Agents J, K, and aliens from all over the galaxy. In “Men in Black 3,” Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones […]

West Hollywood nightclub, The Abbey, boycotts bachelorette parties

West Hollywood nightclub, The Abbey, boycotts bachelorette parties

Sonora Chase (L) and Dasha Snyder (2ed L), and Matthew Krumlick (2ed R) and Sawyer Snowden (R) participate in a symbolic group commitment ceremony for same-sex couples to kick off National Gay Pride Month at The Abbey bar and restaurant on June 4, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Brad Pitt and […]