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Dispatches: When This Woman Speaks Out, You Listen

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hrw.org - The UN special rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, ended a two-week visit to the United Kingdom today, and she was not impressed. In her initial report and as covered in the media...

Russia: No plans to intervene, says ‘hysteria is becoming contagious’ – Amanpour - CNN.com Blogs

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amanpour.blogs.cnn.com - CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything ...

UN Security Council Meeting Ukraine | Video

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c-span.org - The U.N. Security Council holds a meeting on the Russian intervention in Ukraine. 

Was Kansas Shooting Avoidable? White Supremacist Was Ex-Informant With Criminal Past & Hateful Views

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democracynow.org - Notorious white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller has been charged with killing three people at two Jewish community sites in Kansas. Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, has openly railed aga...

Company Fights Suit by Worker Over ‘Potato Gun’ Explosion He Helped Set Off - Law Blog - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - Colby Hines, a young maintenance worker for an Atlanta-based railway service company, was goofing around with his work buddies at a rail yard one evening when the group decided to test out a potato...

Israeli doctors confront Syrians' complex injuries, cultural gaps

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timesofisrael.com - SAFED (JTA) — When an Israeli army ambulance brought an injured Syrian man to Ziv Medical Center in this northern Israeli city two months ago, the doctors didn’t know where exactly he was from. The...

Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Last Five Years - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009 and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading...

Adultery in New England: Love free or die

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The Economist

economist.com - AFTER 223 years New Hampshire is about to make adultery legal. A law in 1791 called for convicted adulterers to be paraded on the gallows for an hour and then “publicly whipped not exceeding 39 str...

Google faces new pressure from states to crack down on illegal online drug sales - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - Several state attorneys general are pressing Google to make it harder for its users to find counter­feit prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, marking the second time in the past three ye...

Opinion: Why would a mother kill her babies? - CNN.com

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cnn.com - Editor's note: Sara G. West is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. ...

David Cameron says he is evangelical about his Christian faith | Politics

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theguardian.com - David Cameron has declared himself an "evangelical" about his Christian faith as he criticised some non-believers for failing to grasp the role that religion can have in "helping people to have a m...

Ban Ki-moon: Central African Republic needs immediate help - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - Ban Ki-moon is secretary general of the United Nations. I have had many unforgettable welcome receptions at airports around the world. But nothing could have prepared me for my arrival last week in...

Bloomberg: I won't run for president, 'plain and simple'  - TODAY.com

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today.com - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who announced his plans to bankroll a $50 million network to help curb gun violence, said Wednesday he has no plans to run for president. “No is the answer....

BBC News - Heartbleed hack case sees first arrest

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bbc.co.uk - A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadia...

Why Unmarried Women Are the Key to 2014 - Stanley Greenberg and Erica Seifert - POLITICO Magazine

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politico.com - Last week, Washington discovered unmarried women. As pollsters who have been studying this group of voters for years, we say: Welcome to the party. Admittedly, it’s an unusual way to slice the Amer...

Undercover policeman poses as corporate security manager to convict activist | Guardian Undercover Blog | UK news

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theguardian.com - Tomorrow, an animal rights activist is due to sentenced for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail the commercial testing firm, Huntingdon Life Sciences. The case has attracted some controversy as t...

China's New Internet Crackdown: Not About Porn

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foreignpolicy.com - BEIJING -- Chinese authorities have put would-be free speech advocates on notice: Step away from the computer. As an April 14 article in Communist Party-run news portal Seeking Truth avers, from mi...

Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk — RT News

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rt.com - Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk Ukrainians are strong people and dedicated people WILL PREVENT a Civil War that the USA and EU is trying to ignite. Bravo braaaavo...

Forcing Obama's Hand on Gay Marriage : The New Yorker

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newyorker.com - On Wednesday morning, the New York Times Magazine published an excerpt from “Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality,” a new book by Jo Becker that gives an inside account of the...

Why U.S. should care about surveillance abroad – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

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globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com - Editor’s note: Laura Pitter is a senior national security researcher at Human Rights Watch. The views expressed are the writer’s own. Under growing pressure to rein in domestic surveillance, Presid...

UNHCR - Syrian refugees in Lebanon lose everything in a fire but just rebuild

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unhcr.org - RAS EL EIN, Lebanon, 15 April (UNHCR) – A wind was blowing strongly off the sea when the candle fell over in the "tent" Amar El Oman had constructed to shelter his family. Fire swept through the ma...

These Haunting Photos Capture The Daily Reality Of A Dark Episode In U.S. History

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huffingtonpost.com - In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave their homes behind and take up residence in remote detainment camps. Abo...

The KKK Is a Terrorist Organization - Max Abrahms - POLITICO Magazine

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politico.com - This weekend, three people were killed in violent incidents outside Kansas City. From the earliest reports, the killings bore all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack. There is still no consensus ov...

Holly Smith, Author of <i>Walking Prey</i and Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shares Advice and Her Story 

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huffingtonpost.com - For many of us, the words "sex trafficking" conjure up images of distant lands and unfamiliar cultures. Corrupt government officials, porous borders and a lack of rule of law must leave the most vu...

Passover & Holy Week in Jerusalem: Remembering miracles

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foxnews.com - During the sacred week of Easter and Passover, Jerusalem’s streets are swept, sun-washed and graced by flowers of every color and fragrance, and sacred celebrations embrace both Jewish and Christia...

BBC News - Syria crisis: Uplifting letters of hope

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bbc.co.uk - Young Somali refugees living in the world's largest refugee camp, in Kenya, have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland. The young Somali ...

Obama blasts House Republicans on immigration inaction

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washingtonpost.com - Obama blasts House Republicans on immigration inaction By Katie Zezima April 16 at 1:11 pm More Comments President Obama blasted House Republicans on immigration Wednesday, saying they would rather...

Dispatches: Can OSCE defuse Ukraine crisis?

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hrw.org - On a recent visit to the headquarters of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna, I met diplomats and officials racing to keep up with the worsening events in Ukraine. Th...

New Gun Violence Prevention Group 'Everytown for Gun Safety' Unites Mayors, Moms, and Millions of Americans

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mikebloomberg.com - Since announcing their merger in December, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action have achieved a number of shared goals that will keep communities safer. In March, Facebook announced t...

Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Keys | Threat Level

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wired.com - A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt citation against the founder of the defunct secure e-mail company Lavabit, finding that the weighty internet privacy issues he raised on appeal should ...

President Announces Job Training Grants | Video

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c-span.org - President Obama announces $600 million in competitive job training grants at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. GOP legislation to streamline and job training programs has s...

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