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37 min ago | Amnesty International USA

Mali: Children paying a high price in ongoing conflict

Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mali, Activism, Amnesty International,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Intern blamed for think-tank's nasty Ferguson-related tweet to Amnesty Int'l

You know, or you should know, that your town's in trouble when Amnesty International feels compelled to send a delegation to see what the hell is going on there instead of in Chad, Cambodia or Honduras.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Activism, Intern Inc, Amnesty International, US News, Liberal Political News


UK pledges money for Ebola research

An emergency research "all call" was issued Thursday by Wellcome Trust and United Kingdom's Department for International Development amid rising cases of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in the west African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.


Related Topix: Biotech, Wellcome Trust, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Jersey Journal

Grandfather of Jersey City girl, 4, with eye cancer, raises $1,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Sade King, 4, of Jersey City, pictured here with her grandmother, Sue Snowden, left, and mother, Ashley King, underwent surgery in June 2012 to rid her left eye of a cancer called retinoblastoma.


Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ, MakeAWish Foundation, Retinoblastoma, Health

Cybercast News Service

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travis County, TX, Heritage Foundation

Government Executive

So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?

In 1942, Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround that both coined the term "robotics "and introduced the idea of robots killing humans.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Human Rights Watch

Nanaimo Daily News

US experts fault both Japan and South Korea for their tensions over war-time history

Sharp differences on historical issues that have strained relations between Japan and South Korea require Tokyo to face up to its abusive wartime past and for Seoul to be less preoccupied with it, U.S. experts and former officials say.


Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News, Heritage Foundation

New Jersey Herald

Rescued dogs from Miss. head north for adoption

The Humane Society of the United States is bringing dozens of rescued dogs from Mississippi to its headquarters near Washington for care and adoption.


Related Topix: Humane Society of the United States, Activism, Tippah County, MS

Brandon Sun

New Zealand bans shark finning in a move welcomed by environmentalists

New Zealand on Wednesday announced it will ban the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts said is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations.


Related Topix: Pew Charitable Trusts

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Climate change means more bugs, slimy ponds

From a surge in disease-carrying ticks and Tiger mosquitoes to increases in toxic algae blooms, the symptoms of climate change are rapidly affecting America's relationship with the great outdoors, the National Wildlife Federation warned Tuesday.


Related Topix: Delaware, National Wildlife Federation, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Rehoboth Beach, DE

CBS Local

Reward Increases For Information Regarding Bridgeton Bald Eagle Death

A reward offered in the shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in a park has been increased to $7,500.


Related Topix: Humane Society of the United States

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

Amnesty International and a Washington think tank have "kissed and made up" after a tweet posted Monday night from the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Amnesty to "suck it."


Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International

The Washington Post

5Why CSIS' Twitter faux pas was worse than that time the Red Cross got slizzerd

As police and protesters clashed in Ferguson in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Twitter account for the Center for Strategic and International Studies seems to have told Amnesty International to "suck it."


Related Topix: Twitter, Activism, Amnesty International, Business News

Amnesty International

Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire

The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation, said Amnesty International today.


Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International

News Max

Amnesty Demands 'Impartial' Probe Into Ferguson Shooting

Amnesty International has called for a full-scale "impartial investigation" into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer.


Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's Why North Carolina Keeps Getting Poorer

A recent Brookings Institution report found four North Carolina metro areas fell within the top 10 in the nation for both growth in poor population and growth of poor neighborhoods .


Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government, Cherry (Charlotte, NC), Pew Charitable Trusts

Special report: Gun wars in America

Texas State Rifle Association lobbyist Alice Tripp says she didn't start shooting guns until later in life despite having an interest in hunting as a young girl.


Related Topix: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site gets grant for school field trips

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, National Park Foundation

Bryan County News

Drivers needed for cancer patients

To ensure cancer patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.


Related Topix: American Cancer Society, Georgia

New York Daily News

Brooklyn medical student discovers way to save women from bleeding to death during childbirth

A Brooklyn medical student may have found a way to save millions of women in poor countries from bleeding to death during childbirth.


Related Topix: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Columbia University


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