The college gender gap, working women eating junk food and more.
New York Times: New examination of data on men and women in college gives a more nuanced view of the gender gap. It turns out that men of all races (not just white) in the highest income groups were more likely than women to attend college. Tamar Lewin gives a thorough rundown of the progress of men from various economic groups and backgrounds.
Los Angeles Times: Football players at Fresno City College are questioned by police about the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl.
Reuters: Women who work long hours are more likely to smoke, drink coffee and eat junk food than are men who work long hours, according to a British study.
Columbia Journalism Review: Interesting Q&A with Jemele Hill on what it’s like to be the only black female sportswriter in 305 newspapers surveyed. Says Hill: “I don’t mind being considered a ‘black columnist,’ because I bring those experiences to my column. On the other hand, it’s sad. What does it say about our business that I’m the only one?”
Treehugger: “Two angry moms” are making a documentary to expose the poor quality of school lunches.
Associated Press: A new amendment to the law allows the Pakistani government to release 130 women (some on bail) who were jailed on charges of murder, theft and adultery. Some 1,300 more are eligible.
Reuters: Women who smoke are twice as likely as men who smoke to develop lung cancer, a study says.
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Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
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A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
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Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
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O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
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Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
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When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
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A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
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