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With a Mentor, Magic Is Truly Possible

(3) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Mentoring is one of the most important roles a person can play in society. Whether as a tutor, a Big Brother/Big Sister, or as a guiding figure who can open doors in in business, the arts, or politics, for anyone who's had a mentor in their lives, the value of...

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Haunted by War Crimes Accusations, the Candyman Has His Day in Court

(14) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 3:18 PM

Inocente Montano had a secret.

Until last year the 70-year-old from El Salvador lived anonymously in Everett, Massachusetts, a working-class city just north of Boston with deep Catholic roots, and worked at a candy factory.

His quiet life in America stood in shocking contrast to what his accusers...

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How One Disappearance Case May Prove China's Commitment to Rule of Law Post-Transition

(14) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 1:54 PM

A key question about the Chinese government's leadership transition later this year is whether as a rising power China can achieve internationally agreed-upon standards to respect and implement the rule of law for the benefit of its people. For all of the attention paid to the Bo Xilai scandal and...

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The Importance of Resolution 1888 to End Violence Against Women

(20) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 5:38 PM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last month chaired a session of the United Nations Security Council during which the 15-member Council unanimously adopted landmark resolution 1888, which aims to protect women and children from horrific violence in armed conflict and post-conflict situations. While Clinton's efforts provide evidence of the United...

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