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Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

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Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

Bottom club Sunderland earn a stunning win at Chelsea that dents the Blues’ title hopes and gives Liverpool a major boost.

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Screw being ladylike on a bike

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Turns out the sexist soap bubble we live in doesn’t pop when you hop on a Surly. If anything, people get MORE judgey: Ladies, you better not get to work sweaty and unpretty! But how dare you ride in a skirt and heels? I half expect some guy with a handlebar mustache to promote riding sidesaddle. (Lest you think we live in a post-gender society, know that women in the U.S. only take 1-in-4 bike trips.) Former Grist editor Sarah Goodyear reached out to female cyclists, asking what it means to be feminine on two wheels (if there even IS such a thing). Reading the smattering of responses she got over at Atlantic Cities was both reassuring and eye-opening, reinforcing that there’s no one way to be a woman on a bike, just as — WAIT FOR IT — there’s no one way to be a human on Planet Earth. (Crazy, I know.) Here are a handful of ruminations on cycling, fashion, and gender (all of which you should read, BTW): “I like to hope that I’m changing/expanding the perception of what is feminine when I zip around on my bike while wearing a dress.” — Emily “It’s not that I want to avoid looking feminine, but that I want to be seen primarily as a cyclist. Yes, I’m a woman who rides, but how often do we talk about masculinity and riding?” –Caitlin Cohn “I weird people out when I show up in a public space and take off half my layers. Women are expected to show up to places already presentable.” –Melody Hoffman “I was always turned off by the pandering-seeming marketing of ‘feminine’ bike products: cute cruisers, wicker baskets, and that ‘I’m just always constantly biking to some cutesy-picnic-date’ vibe … ‘Feminine’ can be having really strong, shapely legs! ‘Feminine’ can be taking up less physical space, using less fossil fuel, and caring about the environment!” –Ruby Gertz “Cycling is one of life’s greatest joys for me. I couldn’t care less what it implies about my femininity.” –Nsedef YEAH. So eff gender expectations of being sporty or sexy or both. Wear what you want; just get your feet on the pedals!Filed under: Cities, Living

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Kardashian Butts Into Syria Mess

The notorious vixen has been in her share of controversies before—and had even supported the occasional dictator. But nothing like this.

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Obama Endorses Schatz In HI-Sen

Barack Obama weighed in the competitive Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in his home state of Hawaii on Monday, backing incumbent Brian Schatz.

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Vatican Hustle

A couple of con men tried to talk their way into the notorious Vatican Bank. They seemed to think they’d be right at home. But Pope Francis is cleaning house

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Longest Senate Campaign Of 2014

With Mary Landrieu’s re-election depending on a December runoff, Election Day may not determine control of the Senate in 2015.

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The Silverman Sister Act

On the surface, it may raise an eyebrow that controversial comedian Sarah Silverman’s sister is a renowned rabbi. That is, until you get to know them.

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China’s Secret Tiger Meat Trade

A forbidden practice becomes popular among China’s ruling class—watching the animals die before eating them.

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Is Your Doctor a Drug Dealer?

A recent medical journal suggests doctors regularly cave when patients ask for meds, even controlled substances like Oxycodone. Patients are looking more like customers, and doctors more like salespeople.

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Obamacare Crosses the Finish Line

As the final figures roll in, the conventional wisdom still calls it a disaster. Yet far more people say they can live with the law than back repeal. How dare they!

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The Timeless Beauty of Baseball

Put on a glove, watch a game, and the years fall away, time stands still, and the joy of baseball reminds you again of life’s eternal sweetness.

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FOX's Maria Bartiromo Debuts New Sunday Talk Show, Unfortunately

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Maria Bartiromo, CNBC’s disgruntled “Money Honey” pioneer, jumped ship from CNBC in November, ending her twenty-year reign at the business news network. Lucky for her, she landed an anchor job just across the street at FOX Business, where she’s the weekday host of “Opening Bell.” Read more…

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