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Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

Warren backs congressional plan for reparations studyJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue.



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Google Study: Male Employees Are Underpaid More Often Than Females

Google Study: Male Employees Are Underpaid More Often Than FemalesGoogle released an internal analysis on Monday that indicates its male employees received less pay than other employees for doing the same work more often than their female counterparts.As a result of the findings, which were first reported by the New York Times, Google provided an additional $ 9.7 million to 10,677 employees, the majority of whom are men, to compensate them for unexplained discrepancies between their 2018 pay and that of co-workers who have the same responsibilities.Google conducts a pay-equity analysis on an annual basis in order to “look for unexplained differences in total compensation (salary, bonus, and equity) across demographic groups,” according to a blog post published Monday on the company website. The analysis included 91 percent of the company's total workforce, and excluded only those employees who work in a role with fewer than 30 other employees or employees representing fewer than five demographic groups.The study did not take into account other factors that might result in a gender-pay disparity, such as discrimination that leads to fewer women receiving promotions, or a phenomenon known as “leveling,” in which women may receive a lower starting salary than equally qualified men.“Our pay equity analysis ensures that compensation is fair for employees in the same job, at the same level, location and performance,” the blog post read. “But we know that’s only part of the story. Because leveling, performance ratings and promotion impact pay, this year, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of these processes to make sure the outcomes are fair and equitable for all employees.”Google is currently facing a class-action lawsuit in California that alleges widespread discrimination against female employees. The company is also facing a class-action lawsuit initially filed in 2017 by James Damore, a software engineer who was fired for circulating a memo that argued the disparity in gender representation and pay within the company may reflect biological differences between men and women that affect inherent interest levels in various fields.The Department of Labor opened an investigation into the company in April 2017 after finding “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.”



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How many push-ups can you do? Study finds men who can do 40 have lower risk of heart disease

How many push-ups can you do? Study finds men who can do 40 have lower risk of heart diseaseActive, middle-aged men who could do more than 40 push-ups in timed test had significantly lower risks for heart problems, according to a new study.



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Study: Corruption levels linked to health of democracies

Study: Corruption levels linked to health of democraciesBERLIN (AP) — Countries like Hungary and Turkey are growing more corrupt as they become more autocratic, and threats to the American system of checks and balances have knocked the United States out of the top 20 "cleanest" countries, according to a closely watched annual survey released Tuesday.



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No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: study

No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: studyThere is “no compromise” on Brexit that commands majority public support in Britain, with opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal the only point of agreement, a leading pollster said Tuesday. “No procedural or substantive option appears to be both widely popular and capable of bridging the Brexit divide,” said the University of Strathclyde’s John Curtice. “The problem with Brexit is that the centre ground of politics is rather thinly populated,” he said, presenting a report entitled “Brexit and Public Opinion 2019″ in London.



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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: studyFacebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 — regardless of political affiliations — shared “nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains” as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age group studied.



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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: studyFacebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 — regardless of political affiliations — shared “nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains” as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age group studied.



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Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds

Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study findsIf you’re a woman with an opinion on Twitter, chances are you’ve been harassed, abused, or even threatened. “We found that, although abuse is targeted at women across the political spectrum, women of colour were much more likely to be impacted, and black women are disproportionately targeted.



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Women Sleep Better With Dogs Than With Human Partners, Study Says

Women Sleep Better With Dogs Than With Human Partners, Study SaysFor the best sleep of your life, tell your partner to hightail it to the couch



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Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: study

Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year: studyClimate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually by century’s end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major US government report warned on Friday. “With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic sectors are projected to reach hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century — more than the current gross domestic product (GDP) of many US states,” the latest edition of the National Climate Assessment said.



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