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2 hrs ago | BBC News

Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

In a speech marking Women's Day, Mr Rouhani criticised "those who consider women's presence society as a threat" and said Iran still had "a long way to go" to ensure gender equality.

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Related Topix: Travel, Iran, Azerbaijan Travel, Asia Travel, Iran Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Pakistan Travel, Europe Travel, Iran, Pakistan Travel, Middle East Travel, Entertainment, Television

6 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

Why did Robyn Davidson cross the Outback on foot?

The cover of the May 1978 issue of the National Geographic is a portrait of a young woman in profile, her head close to that of a camel, one hand grasping a feed bucket, the other holding on to the chinstrap of the animal's harness.

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Related Topix: Tradewest, National Geographic, Video Games, Entertainment, Television, Australia, Oceania, World News,

Sat Apr 19, 2014

South China Morning Post

Photos in Abu Dhabi believed to show set of new Star Wars film

At first glance, they appear to be nothing more than pictures of an unremarkable tent in the depths of the Arabian desert.

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Related Topix: Star Wars, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, LucasArts, Video Games, Vocal, Entertainment, Television

KSTP

Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Diana DeGette, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

KSTP

Healed Snowy Owl Released into Wild Near Minn. Border

A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehab is back in the wild once again.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Superior, WI, Entertainment, Television

Sunherald.com

Lack of psychiatrists hits mental health patients

More than half the state's counties have a shortage of mental health professionals, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Entertainment, Television

The Times of Israel

Anti-Semitism and the crisis in Ukraine

Matthew RJ Brodsky is a Middle East and Jewish affairs analyst and the former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center and the editor of the JPC's journal, inFOCUS Quarterly.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Entertainment, Television,

The Nation

Pheu Thai move aimed at a coalition govt, sources say

The warning issued by the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order on Thursday to the Constitutional Court and the National Anti-Corruption Commission was an attempt by the ruling Pheu Thai Party to push for the creation of a coalition government in case caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cabinet are disqualified by either ... (more)

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

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In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London .

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Painting, Arts, Little Rock, AR

Newsday

Remembering Peter and Paddy

The great American writer Peter Matthiessen died earlier this month at his home in Sagaponak, New York, after a prolonged struggle with leukaemia.

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Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Television, Entertainment

Wall Street Journal

Scalia and Ginsburg Chat About Snowden, Twitter

Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatted with the National Press Club , fielding questions from journalist Marvin Kalb and audience members about the First Amendment, privacy, national security and other constitutional issues.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Entertainment, Television, Arts, Opera, Antonin Scalia, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mirror.co.uk

Star Wars 7 pictures taken in the desert of Abu Dhabi send fans into a spin over possible plot

But wait, this isn't just any marquee in the desert, this could well be a Star Wars marquee in the depths of the Arabian desert.

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Related Topix: Star Wars, Vocal, Entertainment, Television

The Huffington Post

Congressional Democrats Making Huge Mistake Targeting Hate Speech

Democrats Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Hakeem Jeffreys of New York want to clamp down on what can be said on radio under the rubric of "hate speech," and it's a terrible idea.

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The Huffington Post

Alan Colmes: Congressional Democrats Making Huge Mistake Targeting Hate Speech

Democrats Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Hakeem Jeffreys of New York want to clamp down on what can be said on radio under the rubric of "hate speech," and it's a terrible idea.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television

NewsBusters.org

Reefer Madness: Only 3 Percent of Pot Stories Mention Health Risks

As stoners prepare for their annual 420 smoking "holiday" on April 20, the broadcast networks have done little to educate users on the risks of their leafy drug of choice in spite of extensive reporting on state legalization of pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Entertainment, Television

KHQ-TV Spokane

N. Idaho Tribe Says State Poker Ban Doesn't Apply

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe in northern Idaho plans to offer poker after deciding Idaho's constitutional ban on the game doesn't apply to the tribal-owned casino.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker, Texas, Entertainment, Television

Thu Apr 17, 2014

MilitaryCity.com

Group calls for DoD to withdraw from Prayer Day event

Military Religious Freedom Foundation Mikey Weinstein said senior Pentagon civilians and officers have complained to his group about military participation in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill.

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Switched

'Cell Block Psychic' TV Show Is 'Abhorrent' To Those Who Work With Victims

A new TV series featuring a psychic who allegedly talks to spirits connected with convicted murderers and crime victims is coming under fire from those who work with their grieving families.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entertainment, Television, Supernatural

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

By TOM RAUM Associated Press WASHINGTON - Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain ... (more)

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BroadwayWorld.com

Three Artists Have Been Short-Listed for the BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Painting, Arts, Little Rock, AR

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