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Amnesty Report Makes Scathing Assessment of Human Rights

By Laignee Barron

From U.S. President Donald Trump€™s Muslim ban, to Myanmar€™s ethnic cleansing campaign, the world has spent the past year coping with discriminatory policies, atrocities, and hate-filled rhetoric from leaders, Amnesty International says in its latest State of the World€™s Human Rights report, launched today.

The survey of 159 countries and territories...

Ivanka Trump Marco Rubio Paid Family Leave FMLA

By Sesali Bowen

Another thing I€™m grateful for is that I live in New York, one of only four states in the U.S. that has passed and implemented a paid family leave policy . (The others are California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.) It provides employees with up to eight weeks of partially...

The GOP-Led Congress Must Fix America's Gun Crisis Now

By Staff

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It came on the radio as I started my car, minutes before discussing the issue of gun safety with the team of former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, that a local school shooting had just taken place in Southern California. A 15-year-old boy was fighting for his life...

NRA Funding Republican Politician School Shooting

By Georgia Murray

Here's an interesting correlation: Lawmakers who offer their "thoughts and prayers" on Twitter after massacres like Wednesday's at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, also tend to receive heaps of funding from the NRA. Which means they do approximately nothing when it comes to actually keeping guns away...

The War in Syria Has Entered a Dangerous New Phase

By Rebecca Collard

As 2018 began, it looked like the war in Syria might be drawing toward an ending that few in the international community wanted. Yes, ISIS was on the way to defeat as a conventional fighting force€“but the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, controlled more...

Fashion Blogger's Reply When Asked About Iran On TV Goes Viral

By Georgia Murray

"[It had] nothing to do with what we are talking about and yet, I'm forced to take up a role as an expert on all things related to Iranian politics €” a position I know other POC/Muslims have found themselves in if they have ever been the token Muslim on...

America Needs Strong Gun Laws Like Australia's

By Attn

Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut talks about how places that have tougher gun laws experience fewer gun crimes. He describes that we need stricter gun laws if we want to end the mass shooting epidemic.

Nikki Haley: Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing Denial 'Preposterous'

By Eli Meixler

Myanmar€™s persistent denial of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the country€™s Rohingya Muslim minority is €œpreposterous,€ U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday, calling on the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge that atrocities had been committed by the military.

Addressing a meeting of...

Meet The Woman Exposing The Dark Corners of Tech's Bro Culture

By Alyssa Coscarelli

"I think we feel like we know so much, but there€™s still so much we don€™t know because it is still so scary to come forward €” which is why I think shining a light on the industry at large is really important. It is not just about a few...

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Live in Fear Amid Rising Violence

By Foster Klug

(YANGON, Myanmar) €” For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar€™s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists €” nearly 250 photos each day.

For the 41-year-old Rohingya man, it was a surreal moment. He was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar€™s...

Puerto Rico Is Facing a Major Blackout After a Power Station Exploded

By Flora Carr

Puerto Rico has been plunged into darkness after an explosion and fire at an electric substation on Sunday caused a widespread blackout.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) told the Associated Press that much of northern Puerto Rico, including parts of the capital, San Juan, as well as Guaynabo, Carolina...

Homeless person in California swept into garbage truck and nearly crushed

By Alastair Gee

San Diego Outside in America Homeless person in California swept into garbage truck and nearly crushed City official disciplined over mistake, the latest example of a deadly hazard faced by those living on the streets

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Tents line the sidewalk in San Diego California,...