Here’s the hourly wage you’d need to afford a 2-bedroom rental in every state.

Here's the hourly wage you'd need to afford a 2-bedroom rental in every state.

Poverty, inflation, and gov't benefits are calculated as if renters spend 30% of their income on housing. Increasingly, that number is a fantasy. Here's the hourly wage a full-time worker would need t

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Life and Death at Cirque du Soleil

Life and Death at Cirque du Soleil

After a long slump and a tragic accident, the entertainment company is embarking on bold new ventures. Michael Joseph Gross lifts the curtain on Cirque du Soleil’s gravity-defying aerial choreography—and weaves his way through the investigation into how an acrobat fell to her death during a live performance.

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House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance

House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance

House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance. The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement.

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California Set To Give Solar Panels To Low-Income Families For Free

California Set To Give Solar Panels To Low-Income Families For Free

California is the best state in the country if you want to go solar – but only if you’re rich enough. Due to the steep upfront costs of around $15,000, only those from middle- to upper-income families can afford to install solar arrays. A novel initiative is, however, looking to change that. This new project hopes to help disadvantaged communities see the sun in a different light.

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A Short History of Unnecessarily Terrifying Toy Patents

A Short History of Unnecessarily Terrifying Toy Patents

Google does a lot. Search, email, translation, browsers, phones, chat, docs and much, much more. And if its most recently published patent application is any indication, it’s thinking about getting in on the high-tech, creepy toy game. Said patent is for a connected “anthropomorphic device” that will respond to “social cues” to control media devices in the home, likely with the intention of becoming an integral part of the Internet of Things.

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