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1 hr ago | The News

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise on its way to Amsterdam after Russia releases it

Greenpeace International says a ship held by Russian authorities for nearly a year has been released and is on its way back to the Netherlands.

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Related Topix: Greenpeace International, Russia, World News

1 hr ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Secrets Act call over abuse inquiry

An ex-Army intelligence officer claims he was ordered to halt his investigation into Kincora Boys' Home by a senior MI5 officer in 1975 The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers to give evidence about alleged cover ups during the child abuse inquiry, Amnesty International said.

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Related Topix: Amnesty International, Activism

1 hr ago | Amnesty International USA

South Sudan: End Media Restrictions

South Sudan's National Security Service should stop seizing and shutting down newspapers as well as harassing, intimidating and unlawfully detaining journalists, two leading human rights organizations said today in a joint report .

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Activism, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch,

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Whittier Daily News

American Cancer Society hosts 4th annual breast cancer 5K walk in Whittier

Pepsi Jimenez, center, is seen at last year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Whittier, CA, American Cancer Society

Amnesty International USA

Iran: New wave of attacks against journalists as repression escalates

A sharp rise in arrests, prosecutions and imprisonment of independent journalists in Iran signals the authorities' utter determination to crush hopes for increased freedom heralded by the election of President Hassan Rouhani, said Amnesty International in a new briefing today .

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Related Topix: Journalism, Prison, Activism, Amnesty International

Business Journal

Health industry leaders honored among this year's 40 Under 40 winners

From running a hospital to reforming care at the Veterans Health Administration to developing new biomedical devices to solving global health problems, the eight people from health organizations who were included among this year's Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 honorees are all involved in important work.

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Related Topix: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Armenian Liberty

Western Watchdogs Alarmed By Another Azeri Arrest

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International demanded on Thursday the immediate release of another Azerbaijani civil society member arrested on charges of spying for Armenia.

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Related Topix: Activism, World News, Azerbaijan, Asia, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International

Amnesty International USA

International Court exposes Guatemalan State role in horrific death of teenage girl

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights' ruling that Guatemalan authorities failed to investigate the tragic murder of a teenage girl sends a strong message to governments around the world that failure to address violence against women will not be tolerated, said Amnesty International ahead of a press conference on the ruling in Guatemala City ... (more)

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Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International

The Washington Post

The future of think tanks

Unless you're a dedicated policy wonk, the name Stuart Butler probably doesn't ring a bell.

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Related Topix: Heritage Foundation, Celebrities, Derek Jeter, Vladimir Putin, Personal Finance, Social Security, UC San Diego, US News, US Senate, Republican, Jim DeMint, US Politics, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Detroit News

Two tech titans diverge on philanthropic paths

For most of the past 30 years, Bill Gates has been known by most people as the co-founder of the world's largest software company, a tough business tactician, and the richest man in the world.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Life, Charity , Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Warren Buffett, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Lawrence Ellison, Opinion

The Progressive

FBI Using Dubious Entrapment to Arrest Terrorism Suspects

A new report by Human Rights Watch and the Columbia Law School focuses on the dubiousness of federal terrorism sting tactics.

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Related Topix: Human Rights Watch, US News, Liberal Political News

Amnesty International

Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

If the strike on this school was the result of Israeli artillery fire it would constitute an indiscriminate attack and a likely war crime.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism, Amnesty International, Palestinian Territories

WMZQ-FM Rockville

Tear Jerker Warning-The story of "Batkid"

Remember "Batkid", the 5 year old with Leukemia who received a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to be a Superhero for the day in San Francisco? A new documentary is in the works that shows the behind the scenes making of a day that inspired not only a city, but moved probably the entire world.

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Related Topix: MakeAWish Foundation

The Washington Post

Morning Plum: On border crisis, Ted Cruz and Steve King are not outliers

Tomorrow, the House GOP is set to vote on its plan for the border crisis . It significantly scales back the funding Obama wants and focuses more on security than on humanitarian goals, and includes changes to the 2008 trafficking law to expedite deportations.

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Related Topix: Heritage Foundation, Immigration Reform, US News, Sports

Medical News

EGPAF and ACS partner to improve access to essential pain medications for HIV people

Today the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the American Cancer Society announced a new partnership to improve access to essential pain medications for people living with HIV in Swaziland.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Pain, Cancer, American Cancer Society, Swaziland, World News, Africa, Cervical Cancer

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Amnesty International USA

EU must close all loopholes in the torture trade

The European Union must urgently strengthen its laws to enable member states to immediately ban the trade in new devices and technologies that have no practical use other than to torture, ill-treat or execute individuals, said Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation, as experts meet in Brussels today to strengthen current ... (more)

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Cape Gazette

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Aug. 6 at Abbott's Grill

Ladies Night at Abbott's Grill takes on special meaning for women as the American Cancer Society invites the community to join the fight against breast cancer, learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sussex County, and enjoy free food and refreshments.

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Related Topix: American Cancer Society, Sussex County, DE, Milford, DE, Georgetown, DE

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic)

Daily Kos

Human Rights Watch/ACLU: U.S. surveillance harming journalism, law, democracy

The practice of journalism and of law in the United States is being dramatically, negatively harmed by large-scale surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.

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Related Topix: Journalism, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, US News, Liberal Political News

York Press

175,000 funding for university archive project

THE University of York has obtained a A 175,000 grant to help get one of the most important collections of historical materials in England online.

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Related Topix: Andrew W Mellon Foundation

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