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Megalodon babies ate their shark siblings in the womb, leading them to be the size of adult humans at birth

A prehistoric megalodon alongside a great white shark. Victor Habbick Visions/Science Photo Library/Getty Megalodons were more than 6.5 feet long at birth. As adults, the huge, prehistoric sharks reached lengths of 50 feet and had . That's far bigger than any other meat-eating shark, living or extinct.  A new study suggests the sharks grew to such large sizes because megalodon babies ate each other in the womb. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A megalodon's .The prehis...
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OC couple has been married 71 years and, together, beat the coronavirus

When he goes out, which is rare these days, he catches himself muttering to passersby. “Wear a mask,” the elderly man grumbles to the maskless in his Huntington Beach retirement community. His wife of 71 years keeps her mouth shut, which is not something she often does. Wedding picture of Sam Gollay, 98, and Edith Gollay, 92, in 1949. The pair have been married for 71 years and both recently recovered from COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of the Gollay Family) Picture of Sam Gollay in the Navy in...
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A retirement village outside of Orlando was the key to Trump's 2016 win in Florida. This year, some residents are switching to Biden.

Marsha Shearer and Dee Melvin (L-R) join with others to protest against President Trump in October 2019 before his speech about Medicare at The Villages in central Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Villages, Florida's largest retirement community, voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016. The senior community played a key role in pushing Trump toward a win in Florida, but now some of the residents say they're fed up with the president.  The battle between Democrats and Republicans in the ...
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Megalodons may have grown to the size of school buses by eating their shark siblings in the womb, new research suggests

An illustration of a megalodon. Shutterstock Megalodons — huge, prehistoric sharks — reached lengths of 50 feet, with . The predators are super-sized compared to other sharks, both living and extinct. But how megalodons achieved that massive size is a mystery. A new study suggests the sharks' size could be explained in part by the fact that they ate each other in the womb. Scientists aren't sure how megalodons hunted, but a decline in prey and an increase in competitors may have caused thei...
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International students denied U.S. entry under new visa rules - court documents

International students have already been denied entry to the United States under new Trump administration rules that bar them from the country if their schools hold all classes online amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a court document filed on Sunday. The "friend of the court" brief, written by dozens of universities and colleges, was filed in support of a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeking to block immigration rules issue...
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‘Selfish and Gross’: Illinois Natives Plot Bar Sprees in Wisconsin

When the Wisconsin state Supreme Court struck down the governor’s extended stay-at-home order in a bitterly partisan ruling on Wednesday, crowds descended on bars throughout the state, and local officials raced to impose or reaffirm restrictions meant to keep COVID-19 infections at bay.Meanwhile, residents of neighboring Illinois saw opportunity.The Daily Beast spoke with several Illinois residents who shared plans to travel this weekend to Wisconsin. While they generally said they were aware of...
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Many youth found to be living with undiagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study from researchers at DePaul University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, published by the journal Child & Youth Care Forum.
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Study finds many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome

Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study from researchers at DePaul University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, published by the journal Child & Youth Care Forum. Leonard A. Jason, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, led the seven-year study to screen more than 10,000 children and teenagers in the Chicago area.
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DePaul University Students Launch 'La DePaulia'

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Hillary Flores, editor-in-chief of DePaul University's new Spanish-language publication, La DePaulia.
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New study to examine connections between chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college students

Pathophysiological underpinnings of the development of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are still poorly understood, according to Leonard A. Jason, a DePaul University psychology professor who has studied chronic fatigue syndrome primarily in adults for the past 30 years.
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Chicago on the Hunt for Coyotes After a 5-Year-Old Was Attacked in a Popular Park

(CHICAGO) — Authorities on the hunt for coyotes in downtown Chicago after two reported attacks, including one where passersby said they had to pull a wild canine off of a 5-year-old boy who was bitten in the head, captured one animal Thursday night on the city’s North Side. The reported attacks come amid an increase in sightings of coyotes in the nation’s third-largest city, including one in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood that briefly prompted the lockdown of two schools on Thursday. ...
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Chicago student pleads not guilty in IS computer coding case

Chicago (AP) — A Chicago college student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a terrorism charge accusing him of writing computer code that could help Islamic State bypass programs designed to block the movement’s propaganda from social media. Thomas Osadzinski, a 20-year-old DePaul University student, appeared calm at his brief arraignment in U.S. District Court in […]
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Sneaky ways Apple Stores get you to spend more money

Apple stores were the most profitable retail stores per square foot in 2017. When you go to an Apple Store you can try out all of Apple's new products like the iPhone 11 or the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Using all of these devices keeps customers in the store for longer, and the longer customers spend with a product the more likely they are to purchase it. But the smooth Apple Store experience might be changing. In the past year, there have been reports of long wait times and overcrowded store...
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Undercover FBI agents say Chicago college student tried to write code for ISIS

Thomas Osadzinski, a student at Chicago's DePaul University, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with attempting to support ISIS.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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VPC appoints CFO

Victory Park Capital has named Olibia Stamatoglou as chief financial officer. Most recently, she served as vice president of finance at Valor Equity Partners. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Victory Park Capital (“VPC”), a leading global alternative investment firm, announced today that Olibia Stamatoglou has been appointed chief financial officer. Based in Chicago, Stamatoglou will oversee the finance and accounting functions of the firm and assist in compliance and other business and fun...
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DePaul University receives $6.6 million grant to reduce African American youth violence

Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence.
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Depressed and Desperate: The Day I Called Dr. White

Many people…find it hard to analyse, and even more difficult to express in words, what appears to be destroying them from inside.~ J.B. Phillips It’s awkward to be a depressed Christian. Awkward and discomfiting. You love Jesus, pray and read your Bible, and get to Mass and Sunday services. You dedicate yourself to service, strive to live a virtuous life, and keep your eyes fixed on heaven best you can. You may even have a decent handle on the marginal value of transient emotional satisfa...
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Game Devs Allege Extreme 'Crunch' Overtime at 'Mortal Kombat 11' Studio NetherRealm

Days after Mortal Kombat was inducted into the World Videogame Hall of Fame, multiple sources at its creator (Warner Bros Interactive studio NetherRealm) are alleging a toxic workplace with 100-hour workweeks, Variety reports, citing seven current and former full-time employees and contractors: Reports of low pay and the crunch of extreme overtime as workers tried to finish the game on time initially surfaced about NetherRealm Studios on social media earlier in April, but those issues appear to...
Tags: Tech, Variety, WB, DePaul University, Warner Bros Interactive, James Longstreet, World Videogame Hall of Fame, Variety NetherRealm Studios


Fake Charity At Heart Of College Cheating Scandal

The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to prosecutors and tax documents reviewed by The Associated Press. William “Rick” Singer registered Key Worldwide Foundation as a charity in 2013, gaining accredited 501(c)3 status with the federal government. Its tax filings reported rev...
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Chicago Runoff Ensures City Will Elect Its First Black Woman As Mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city’s politics for much of the last six decades. Political outsider Lori Lightfoot, who was a federal prosecutor in northern Illinois, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters among 14 candidates, but neither r...
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Sparking joy: use Marie Kondo's approach to declutter your mind

Along with owning too much stuff, we also pile unreasonable demands on our time. It’s time to limit our focusesThere’s growing evidence that a cluttered home or workplace is a stressful one. A recent DePaul University study found that physical clutter is linked with procrastination and, in turn, lower life satisfaction. Other research shows that clutter is associated with elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol.“We have taken our wants and been told they are needs,” Joseph Ferrari, the le...
Tags: Psychology, Life and style, US news, Depaul, Marie Kondo, DePaul University, New York Times Continue, Joseph Ferrari


Wanted: Public servants for thankless jobs. OK, who's in?

Earlier this month, on a cold, foggy night in the Loop, students in a public administration class at DePaul University had a conversation about whether they wanted to be public administrators. They wondered, if federal shutdowns and unpredictable governing are the State of Public Service in 2019,...
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How the Sears Catalog Disrupted the Jim Crow South and Helped Give Birth to the Delta Blues & Rock and Roll

For all of the justified ire directed at certain online retailers for their anti-competitive practices, tax evasion, labor exploitation, and so on, one fact often goes unremarked upon since it seems to fall outside the usual narratives. The explosion of online retail gave purchasing power to people locked out of certain markets because of income or geography or disability, etc. Moreover, it gave people outside of traditional market demographics the opportunity to experiment with new interests i...
Tags: Google, Music, College, History, Delta, Jack White, Sears, Jim Crow, Cornell University, Jimmy Page, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Moser, Josh Jones, DePaul University, Michael Roberts


Jeremy Jordan Performs in Recital at Chicago's DePaul University Nov. 10, 5 PM

Jeremy Jordan DePaul University  School of Music Presents Jeremy Jordan, Pianist in Recital Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 5:00 PM DePaul University School of Music – Allen Recital Hall 2330 North Halsted Street Chicago, Illinois 60614 Tickets are FREE but necessary. Reserve your tickets: Call – DePaul Box Office: 773-325-5200 Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm or Visit – https://unveileddepaul.com ...
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Watch: Funky, Creative Animated Short 'Shmevolution' by Nolan Downs

Dinosaur schminosaur. So this is where all the animals came from? Check out this funky, amusing, creative animated short film titled Shmevolution below. Made by Chicago-based animator Nolan Downs as his final graduation project from DePaul University, the short plays with the concept of evolution showing how creatures change into different forms. The story follows the life of one strange little organism as it evolves through an even stranger land. I also like the subplot of the black death b...
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What The Affirmative Action Guidelines Change Means

The Trump administration has revoked Obama-era affirmative action guidelines. Jon Boeckenstedt of DePaul University talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the effect on college admissions.
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University of Chicago To Stop Requiring ACT and SAT Scores For Prospective Undergraduates

An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, a debate has simmered at the nation's universities and colleges over how much weight should be given to standardized tests as officials consider students for admission -- and whether they should be required at all. A growing number, including DePaul University, have opted to stop requiring the SAT and ACT in their admissions process, saying the tests place an unfair cost and burden on low-income and minority students, and ultimately hinder efforts ...
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Enter a Digitized Collection of 38,000 Pamphlets & Periodicals From the French Revolution

“What other solution but revolution?” asks Jonah Walters of the conditions for most of the population in late-18th century France. The majority lived in abject poverty; “the economic subjugation in the countryside was profound.” The urban workers—or sans-culottes—fared little better. “The clergy and nobility,” on the other hand, “comprising about 1.6 percent of the population, were doing just fine—most nobles lived in extreme opulence.” This outline sketches the barest context for the resentmen...
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Second City, DePaul offer comedy filmmaking degree

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s famed improv comedy theater Second City is teaming up with DePaul University to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking. The comedy troupe already has its own film school but is collaborating with the private university to expand access to comedy education. Students can pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in filmmaking or […]
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Initial Casting Announced For Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway Premiere of "Choir Boy" with Jeremy Pope

Jeremy Pope Chuck Cooper Tarell Alvin McCraney Manhattan Theatre Club Written by Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) Directed by Trip Cullman Following Its American Premiere at MTC Cast to Feature Jeremy Pope , Chuck Cooper, and Austin Pendleton Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce initial casting for the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Aca...
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