D.C.’s Missing Teens: A False Number That Spurred A Real Conversation On Race

A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that

A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that’s untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences.

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Outrage, Explanations After United Bans Girls From Flight For Wearing Leggings

The United Airlines terminal is viewed at Newark Liberty Airport on July 8, 2015 in Newark, N.J. The airline was criticized on Sunday for enforcing its buddy pass dress code, barring from the plane two girls in their early teens who were wearing leggings.

A woman live-tweeted in disbelief on Sunday as two young girls were turned away for wearing leggings. Why? United, like many airlines, has an enforced dress code for people flying on “buddy passes.”

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New USPS Service Gives You A Peek Into Your Mailbox Before You Get Home

An example of the Informed Delivery email.

Remember when you were excited to see what’s in the mail? These days it seems we’re getting fewer letters and more junk, but the U.S. Postal Service will soon let you preview what’s coming your way.

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