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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.

(1045) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 11:57 AM

A report released last week holds troubling findings about lasting inequality across the African-American community.

The 2015 "State of Black America" study, conducted by the National Urban League, finds that black Americans fare worse than their white peers across a variety of indicators, including economics, social justice and...

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DEA Approves Study Of Psychedelic Drug MDMA In Treatment Of Seriously Ill Patients

(57) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:30 PM

The Drug Enforcement Administration last week gave a green light to a clinical study that will test the safety and efficacy of MDMA for use in treating anxiety in people with life-threatening illnesses. The move suggests the DEA may be questioning its long-held position that the psychedelic compound, which can...

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Good People Don't Kill Cops, But Good Cops Sometimes Kill Good People

(164) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Days before police arrested a suspect in last week's shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, politicians and pundits were eagerly characterizing the act as an inevitable outcome of the nationwide movement for police reform.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani quickly blamed the...

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This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism

(616) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 8:26 AM

For the larger part of the 20th century, housing discrimination in the United States was overt and unambiguous. Racial segregation was largely the norm, and those who worked to preserve it were under little obligation, legal or social, to hide their intentions. At least it was easy to spot:

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Police Stop You While You're Carrying A Bunch Of Cash. What Happens To Your Money?

(243) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Last week, police pulled over NFL defensive tackle Letroy Guion was while he was driving in his hometown of Starke, Florida. An officer claimed that Guion had failed to keep his Dodge Ram pickup truck in a single lane and that there was a "strong odor" of marijuana...

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Transgender Individuals Recognized For First Time Ever In A State Of The Union Speech

(47) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed for protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals Tuesday evening, making it the first time lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have ever been recognized directly in a State of the Union address.

"As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when...

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Kshama Sawant Set To Deliver Socialist Rebuttal To Obama's State Of The Union Address

(10) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 5:18 PM

For the second consecutive year, a Seattle city council member and "proud Socialist" will deliver a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Kshama Sawant was elected to city council on a Socialist Alternative platform in 2013. She's scheduled to deliver...

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If Most Police Officers Are 'Good Cops,' These Are Even Better

(16) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 3:01 PM

As protesters around the nation continue to call for police reform, they are regularly reminded of an important fact: While some officers abuse their power, the majority are "good cops." For every officer who visits harm on someone or violates the public's trust, there are countless others who follow the...

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Opponents Of 'Redskins' Team Name Hold Largest Ever Protest At Washington Home Game

(127) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 12:48 PM

More than 100 demonstrators gathered Sunday outside FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, home of Washington's NFL team, to protest its name and mascot on the final game of the season. While organizers had hoped for a bigger turnout, according to the Washington Post, the protest marked the largest...

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Police Officer Who Killed Black Teen In Missouri Had Been Issued Body Camera, Wasn't Using It

(914) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 11:50 AM

The Berkeley, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot a black teenager on Tuesday was issued a body camera earlier that night, but wasn't wearing it at the time of the shooting. The dashboard camera in his police cruiser also was not activated.

On Wednesday, St. Louis County Chief...

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Local News: Protesters Didn't Actually Chant 'Kill A Cop.' Sorry For The 'Misunderstanding'

(406) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 1:04 PM

Sunday evening in Baltimore, with the nation still reeling from the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers the previous day, Fox affiliate WBFF aired a story claiming that law enforcement officials were facing increased threats amid nationwide, largely nonviolent protests against police brutality and misconduct. To make the...

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Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face

(258) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 6:30 AM

Earlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team name and Native American imagery associated with it, even among the team's faithful. But as the NFL season winds down and the organization...

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パキスタンの学校は襲撃や誘拐が繰り返されて悲惨なことがわかる12の数字

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 11:52 PM

なぜパキスタンでの学校襲撃が起こったのかを理解するためには、パキスタンとアフガニスタンの国境地域の現状、特に学校に通う子供たちが直面している厳しい現状を知る必要がある。それを理解するための数字を挙げていこう。

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12 Numbers That Show The Larger Tragedy Behind Pakistan's Devastating School Attack

(7) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 6:21 PM

A group of Pakistani Taliban militants infiltrated a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday and opened fire on students and faculty. The resulting massacre killed at least 141 people, at least 132 of whom were students, and injured more than 100 others.

The attack in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber...

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With Just 40 Gun Murders In Australia In 2012, Sydney Hostage Crisis Looms Large

(238) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 7:13 PM

Australia was rocked by a rare episode of gun violence on Tuesday, when a tense hostage siege in Sydney came to an end after police pushed into a downtown cafe and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The gunman, reportedly armed with a pump-action shotgun, was killed by...

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Torture à la CIA: les passages les plus terrifiants du rapport du Sénat américain

(19) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 5:14 AM

Ce mardi, le Sénat américain a dévoilé la version abrégée de son rapport très attendu sur les pratiques de la CIA qui ont suivi les attentats du 11 septembre. Ce document, qui fait l'effet d'une bombe outre-Atlantique, révèle des détails effrayants sur les techniques de détention...

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肛門への栄養注入、家族への性的暴行を脅迫......CIAの拷問の実態とは

(9) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 9:56 PM

アメリカの上院情報特別委員会が公表したCIAの拷問の実態に関する調査報告書要旨は、生々しく、嫌悪を誘う。その中から忌まわしい内容の一部を抜粋し、オリジナルの文書のコピー画像とともにまとめた。

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Torture à la CIA: les passages les plus terrifiants du rapport du Sénat américain

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 6:53 PM

ETATS- UNIS - Ce mardi, le Sénat américain a dévoilé la version abrégée de son rapport très attendu sur les pratiques de la CIA qui ont suivi les attentats du 11 septembre. Ce document, qui fait l'effet d'une bombe outre-Atlantique, révèle des détails effrayants sur les...

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Torture à la CIA: Les passages les plus terrifiants du rapport du Sénat américain

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Ce mardi, le Sénat américain a dévoilé la version abrégée de son rapport très attendu sur les pratiques de la CIA qui ont suivi les attentats du 11 septembre. Ce document, qui fait l'effet d'une bombe outre-Atlantique, révèle des détails effrayants sur les techniques de détention...

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Here Are The Most Horrific Details From The Senate Torture Report

(351) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 2:11 PM

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited summary of its torture report, revealing horrific details about the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program.

Many of the details in the report are sickening and graphic. They are perhaps made only more disturbing by the overarching conclusion that...

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