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Source: CBS News

Almost 100 killed in single day of strikes near Syrian capital

Today 20:57 GMT

A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday.

"Desperation is an understatement," Kern said of the situation in the Damascus suburbs, noting that many of the children trapped in areas still under rebel control have "never seen the inside of a classroom."

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Source: The Guradian

A single mom, undocumented, builds a home in the shadow of Ice

Today 09:56 GMT

He stopped her as they walked through their neighborhood and asked:. Maria – a pseudonym – says “it’s the little details you don’t think about” that make life difficult for her and other 11 million undocumented people living in the US.

As American citizens, Maria’s boys qualify for medicaid but their mom and sister remain among the 38 million uninsured in the US.

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Source: Common Domain

How a 6,000% profit on a single trade saved a small hedge fund from disaster

Saturday 23:41 GMT

Last week, while countless others were getting annihilated, Lincoln Edwards saw the millions of dollars he manages for a small Austin, Texas-based hedge fund double in the span of just 15 minutes, thanks to a wicked spike in volatility that rattled the stock market and blew up one of Wall Street’s most popular — and profitable — trades.

Another story of a VIX-related windfall last week came out of Denver, where traders at a hedge fund turned a $200,000 bet into a $17.5-million payday.


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