India: Rape of 6-Year-Old Highlights Sexual Abuse

by Human Rights Watch on July 24, 2014

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This week in climate science denial mockery:

“I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change. But I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there Continue →

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Press release via email: The Arizona Public Integrity Alliance and four Maricopa County voters have successfully challenged an Arizona law governing the number of signatures statewide political candidates must obtain to appear on the ballot. This morning the government stipulated … Continue reading →
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by Matt Ferner 07/24/2014 2:46 pm EDT

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution.

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Russia, MH17 and the West: A web of lies

by Demdigest on July 24, 2014

IN 1991, when Soviet Communism collapsed, it seemed as if the Russian people might at last have the chance to become citizens of a normal Western democracy. Vladimir Putin’s disastrous contribution to Russia’s history has been to set his country on a different path. And yet many around the world, Continue →

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A 474-mile natural gas pipeline could run from Alabama through Georgia and into Florida as early as 2017, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott owned stock in the company that’s set to build it.

BrowardBulldog.org revealed this week that a review of Scott’s financial records show Continue →

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On Tuesday, July 22, the Atlantic Council held an event entitled “The Struggle for Public Space in Egypt.” Khaled Dawoud, Official Spokesman of the Al-Dostour Party and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, spoke on the increasingly limited space for public debate and contestation in Egypt. Mirette F. Mabrouk, Deputy Director Continue →

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30 Fascinating Photos Of 1960s Afghanistan

by Ed Thinking on July 24, 2014

The peaceful hues of 1960s Afghanistan paint a far different picture of the country embroiled with corruption and struggle. In 1967, Arizona State University professor Dr. Bill Podlich and his family swapped the stark, sultry summers of Tempe, Arizona for the environs of Kabul, Afghanistan. After serving in World War Continue →

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Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced S.2649 which would “provide certain legal relief from politically motivated charges by the Government of Egypt.”

Referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the bill stipulates that “no verdict, order, warrant, or writ issued” by any Egyptian authority relating to Continue →

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Thursday round-up

by Amy Howe on July 24, 2014

The Coalition for Court Transparency released a report on transparency at the Supreme Court during the October Term 2013.  It concluded that the Term ended “with only modest improvements to [the Court’s] overall openness.”  Tony Mauro covered the report for Legal Times.

Other coverage of the Court focused on Tuesday’s decisions Continue →

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On Wednesday, The fisheries division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it’s considering a ban on recreational and commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna. After years of large-scale fishing and rising demand in the sushi industry it is estimated that as few as 40,000 Continue →

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Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights

by Human Rights Watch on July 24, 2014

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