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Multilevel marketing companies say they can make you rich. Here’s how much 7 sellers actually earned.

A new study says most MLM sellers make less than 70 cents per hour. Some people make even less than that.

Sears filed for bankruptcy, but some of its stores will stay open

The company plans on closing 142 stores, but it’s not going out of business.

Oscar Romero, a martyr for social justice and the newest Catholic saint, explained

What the slain archbishop’s canonization and sainthood mean for Pope Francis.

I’m a sexual assault survivor. And a conservative. The Kavanaugh hearings were excruciating.

I’m appalled at the response from my own community on Kavanaugh.

What Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test can and can’t teach us about ancestry

Heritage is a lot more complicated than DNA.

The criminalization of blackness isn’t just about adults. It affects black kids too.

A Brooklyn woman falsely accused a black child of groping her, calling attention to the ways black children are viewed with suspicion.

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Elizabeth Warren releases her DNA test results and dares Trump to make good on his $1 million bet

First Man’s screenwriter thinks Neil Armstrong would be disappointed by the flag controversy

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Conservative Southern California has always been plagued with corruption scandals. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar thinks he can change that.

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A pandemic killing tens of millions of people is a real possibility — and we are not prepared for it

Giving out cash is a great way to fight poverty. This approach might be even better.

Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.

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Donald Trump finally just said it: he doesn’t care if Kavanaugh’s accuser is telling the truth

Trump’s not sure about believing climate science. The Saudis and Putin get the benefit of the doubt.

Trump’s 60 Minutes interview once again reveals gross ignorance and wild dishonesty

A very early 2020 poll shows Democrats like Biden to take on Trump

First Man stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, a man struggling to deal with his grief

Jared Kushner reportedly paid little to nothing in taxes for years — and it was completely legal

In its 37th season, Survivor is still capable of surprising even its hardcore fans

“He’s black me!”: Alec Baldwin returns to SNL to spoof Trump’s Kanye West meeting

US National Guard chief: “The climate is changing. I don’t know why.”

“Who did you vote for?”: Trump’s welcome-home question for the US pastor released by Turkey