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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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1942, Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround that both coined the term "robotics "and introduced the idea of robots killing humans.
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.
The Humane Society of the United States is bringing dozens of rescued dogs from Mississippi to its headquarters near Washington for care and adoption.
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.
A reward offered in the shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in a park has been increased to $7,500.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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 .
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.
To ensure cancer patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 03:05 am
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