In this Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Madison Gardner, 4, left, and her brother Mason, 3, play on flooded Wohler Road near a vineyard in Forestville, Calif. Recent storms have eased California's decade-long drought somewhat, but state officials are worried that the rain will give people an excuse to abandon their already paltry conservation efforts.

In this Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Madison Gardner, 4, left, and her brother Mason, 3, play on flooded Wohler Road near a vineyard in Forestville, Calif. Recent Continue →

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His Eminence Dr. Madhu Krishan ,The Eminent Scientist & Founder Chairman Of " ACADEMY OF UNIVERSAL GLOBAL PEACE " - AUGP ; Conferred and Honoured Dr. EFI PAPASTYL OU Of Continue →
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Jordan Resumes Death Penalty, Executes 11

by Human Rights Watch on December 21, 2014

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Cuban Oil May Prove A Boon For U.S. Companies

by Ari Phillips on December 21, 2014

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With diplomatic relations warming between the U.S. and Cuba, oil and gas companies may train their sights on what’s off Cuba’s coast — large oil reserves. Right Continue →

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Why the sun may not rise tomorrow

by sarahbenton on December 21, 2014

One of the many regular demonstrations for Palestine that have taken p;ace in, or ended up at, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the UN, this one in 2011 during the Continue →

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Jewish Chanukah message: stand up to injustice

by sarahbenton on December 21, 2014

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JVP offers bold universalist Hanukkah message in the wake of Gaza slaughter

By Phil Weiss and Annie Robbins, Mondoweiss December 18, 2014

Jewish Voice for Peace has published this incredible Continue →

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By James M. Dorsey

Qatar has booked two recent successes in what has become an uphill struggle to improve its tarnished image: a papering over of its rift with Saudi Arabia Continue →

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Iran: Let Afghans Seek Refugee Status

by Human Rights Watch on December 20, 2014

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by Kate Aronoff

A protest against fracking outside a Democratic party event with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 30, 2014.

In one of the largest environmental victories in recent memory, New Continue →

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Sony Pictures has pulled its film The Interview after the hack and a series of threats. (Wikimedia Commons/Coolcaesar)

Sony Pictures has pulled its film The Interview after the hack and a series of threats.(Wikimedia Commons/Coolcaesar)

The U.S. government Friday officially accused North Korea of being behind the recent, Continue →

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The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Continue →

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By: Shaudee Dehghan, Humera Durrani, Lisa Mueller-Dormann, Sarah Rubiaco

Upon disembarking from the ferry it immediately became clear to all of us why Ai Weiwei chose the island to showcase his Continue →

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Appeals court: Gun control must meet toughest test

by Lyle Denniston on December 19, 2014

Appeals court: Gun control must meet toughest test

Breaking ranks with other federal appeals courts, and probably setting up a major test case for the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled Continue →

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Pakistan: School Attack Reaction Tramples Rights

by Human Rights Watch on December 19, 2014

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Court won’t add to delay of Florida same-sex marriages

by Lyle Denniston on December 19, 2014

Court won’t add to delay of Florida same-sex marriages

Over the dissents of two Justices, the Supreme Court late Friday afternoon refused to delay — beyond January 5 — a federal judge’s order that would permit same-sex couples in Florida Continue →

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Coal ash no worse than everyday trash, EPA rules

by Kristen Lombardi on December 19, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first-ever national standards regulating the disposal of coal ash – a byproduct of electric power generation – like everyday trash. The much-anticipated announcement Continue →

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India: Police Beat Rights Activist

by Human Rights Watch on December 19, 2014

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Call for Participants: Summer 2015 Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, & Rwanda

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EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A Hazardous Waste

by Emily Atkin on December 19, 2014

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan River.

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan Continue →

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‘I Can’t Breathe’ now a federal super PAC

by Liz Essley Whyte on December 19, 2014

Eric Garner’s dying words are now the name of a federal super PAC.

The “I Can’t Breathe PAC” received the Federal Election Commission’s stamp of approval this week after New Yorker Continue →

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