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A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families

It’s late November 2016, and I’m squeezed into the far corner of a long row of gray cubicles in the call screening center for the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) child neglect and abuse hotline. I’m sharing a desk and a tiny purple footstool with intake screener Pat Gordon. We’re both studying the Key Information and ...

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Freelance full time and become your own boss

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Working from home is seriously the best. Why not do it full-time? Don’t get us wrong. It can be hard to kickstart a professional freelancing career. Which is why you might ...

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How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse

Nobody scours Central Park looking for drugs quite the way Sean Brady does. On a sweltering Thursday, he hops out of a yellow cab, crosses Fifth Avenue, and scurries up a dirt path. Around us, the penetrating churn of a helicopter and the honk of car horns filter through the trees. Brady, a fast-talking chemist in his late 40s who ...

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Warning: Risky Megamergers Ahead

Somewhere between the squabble over whose "nuclear button" is bigger, the "bomb cyclone" and the fire and fury surrounding a tell-all book on the Trump presidency, this week delivered an important lesson for Wall Street about the messy, fickle times in which we're all living. Investors in 21st Century Fox Inc., Aetna Inc., Time Warner Inc. and their megadealing ilk might want to pay ...

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Why The Length Of Your Fingers Dictate Who You Are

Unless some asshole just cut you off in traffic, you probably don’t give much thought to how important your fingers are. People yearn for sexier legs, flatter stomachs, or bigger … noses, but no one says, “Man, I wish my index finger was 0.2 inches longer.” And that’s too bad, because science now has reason to believe that if your ...

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Kim Jong Un’s weak voice signals possible kidney problem, expert claims

Kim Jong Un delivered a New Year’s Day address talking about the Winter Olympics and his nuclear button.  (KCNA via Reuters) Kim’s diet and health is often a topic of speculation because the secretive regime releases little information about the leader — including when his birthday is. Kim reportedly turned 34 Monday, but North Korea’s official calendar did not mark ...

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5 Boneheaded Conspiracy Theories You Had No Clue Existed

When you ask people what their favorite conspiracy theories are, it’s always the same old songs — the moon landing was fake, the British monarchy are all lizards, Tom Cruise is actually two small border collies in a tall coat, etc. People love tuning out the classics, but what about all the new conspiracies? Here’s a hipster’s guide to the ...

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Doctor ordered radio host wife’s killing to protect illegal drug ring, prosecutors say

Ferdinand Augello, a member of the Pagan Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, is also charged with murder in April Kauffman’s death.  (Atlantic County Prosecutor) “As a result of April Kauffman’s desire to divorce James Kauffman, he was intent to have her killed,” Tyner said, “as opposed to losing his ‘financial empire,’ as he described it to several individuals.” April Kauffman, 47, was ...

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Apple Says All Macs, iPhones and iPads Exposed to Chip Security Flaws

Apple Inc. said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company stressed there are no known exploits impacting users. The Cupertino, California-based company said recent software updates for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box mitigate one of the vulnerabilities known ...

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