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martes, 15 de enero de 2013

Smallest state is big battleground on gay marriage

Smallest state is big battleground on gay marriage: PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Supporters of same-sex marriage rights plan to assemble at the Rhode Island Statehouse to urge lawmakers to make the smallest state the 10th to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed - and the last to do so in New England.




TV violence comes under fire

TV violence comes under fire: PASADENA, Calif. — There's a scene in the opening hour of The Following, a highly touted new thriller starring Kevin Bacon as a detective on the trail of a serial killer who manipulates his followers into committing murders of their own, when a ...

Obama to present gun violence proposals Wednesday, as New York passes ...


Obama to present gun violence proposals Wednesday, as New York passes ...

President Barack Obama will reveal the details of how the U.S. will address gun violence on Wednesday, the White House said Tuesday, while New York's lawmakers passed the toughest gun control law in the nation and dared other states to do the same.

Newtown parents launch anti-violence initiative

Newtown parents launch anti-violence initiative:
Earlier, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed a summit on gun violence at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and argued for greater federal gun control, including background checks for all purchases and a federal crackdown on trafficking.


Toronto Star

School lunch program reflects rise in poverty in Wisconsin

School lunch program reflects rise in poverty in Wisconsin: Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed an increase in statewide eligibility for free or discounted school lunch program, showing a rise in poverty in Wisconsin. Staff The Business Journal. Poverty among schoolchildren in Wisconsin is on ...

Tulane University - Delegation works to expand studies in Cuba

Tulane University - Delegation works to expand studies in Cuba: A successful trip by faculty members and administrators brings promise of additional Tulane programs in Cuba for public health and the sciences.




Recording and protecting biodiversity in Brazil

Recording and protecting biodiversity in Brazil: When Anglo American plans to build a new mine, we aim to do so in a way that minimises our impact on the environment. When a mine eventually closes, we aim to restore the land as closely as possible back to its original state. Conserving and restoring ...




Michaëlle Jean compares some First Nations' living conditions to Haiti

Michaëlle Jean compares some First Nations' living conditions to Haiti:
Canada's former governor general, Michaëlle Jean, is calling for aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians to "pull together" to put an end to living conditions in some First Nations communities that she says are comparable to what she's witnessed in Haiti.


CBC.ca

Venezuela Struggles with Sporadic Food Shortages

Venezuela Struggles with Sporadic Food Shortages:
(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Food shortages in Venezuela are nothing new, but many in the country believe they are getting worse and are beginning to place the blame on the government, whose leaders are responsible for imposing price and currency ...


TIME

Brazil's clean energy claims threatened by power shortage


Brazil's clean energy claims threatened by power shortage

Brazil has long boasted about having one of the world's cleanest energy grids due to its heavy use of hydro power, but a recent threat to its water supply is sending the country to the brink of energy rationing, raising concerns that Brazil will turn ...

Buenos Aires stocks move down

Buenos Aires stocks move down: Buenos Aires stocks move down. Buenos Aires stocks moved 0.1% lower today, with the Merval benchmark stock index reaching 3,091.73 points. So far this week the Merval has accumulated gains of 3.4% and 8.4% this year. Argentina's country-risk fell by ...




Rains Bring Little Relief to Brazil Energy Sector

Rains Bring Little Relief to Brazil Energy Sector: Recent rains have brought some relief to the depleted reservoirs of Brazil's hydroelectric plants but have done little to dispel concerns over the country's ability to fulfill its energy demands for the year. A hotter than usual summer and lack of rain ...

Long Lines Formed Before Dawn on Monday at Cuba's Passport Offices

Long Lines Formed Before Dawn on Monday at Cuba's Passport Offices: From the early hours of Sunday large groups of people were already visible at the Department of Immigration and Aliens (DIE) in the city of Havana. A few hours before the Migratory Reform announced last October was to go into effect, Cubans vacillated ...




Farc ceasefire 'to end' as peace talks resume in Cuba

Farc ceasefire 'to end' as peace talks resume in Cuba:
The announcement came as peace talks between the rebels and the Colombian government resumed in the Cuban capital, Havana. Both parties have hinted at speeding up the pace ahead of the unilateral Farc ceasefire deadline. The talks aim to end five ...


BBC News

Palace African-American Lecture Series opens with Emancipation Proclamation


Palace African-American Lecture Series opens with Emancipation Proclamation

Tryon Palace's 2013 African-American Lecture Series begins Thursday with a free program about the background and historical impact of the Emancipation Proclamation. The speaker is Washington, D.C., attorney Bernie Siler, who is a Civil War writer, ...

Univ. of Michigan Graduates First African American Woman in Computer Science

Univ. of Michigan Graduates First African American Woman in Computer Science:
Kyla McMullen, 27, found out just how difficult when she discovered that she would be the only African American woman to become a Ph.D. candidate for University of Michigan's computer science department, according to University of Maryland's Baltimore ...


Eurweb.com

Mental Health Problems More Common Among 'Spiritual But Not Religious'


Mental Health Problems More Common Among 'Spiritual But Not Religious'

According to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, people who identify as "spiritual but not religious" are more prone to suffer mental disorders than either those who employ a religious framework or those who are neither religious ...

US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America

US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America: Most held there are innocent victims. They're not terrorists. They're lawlessly detained. Many remained for years uncharged and untried. Fundamental rights are denied. Seton Hall University Law Professor Mark Denebeaux analyzed unclassified government ...




Three Years in Prison for Nurse in Elder Abuse Case

Three Years in Prison for Nurse in Elder Abuse Case: A California judge sentenced the former director of nursing at a Kern County skilled nursing facility to three years in prison last week for illegally prescribing psychiatric drugs as a form of chemical restraint, hastening the deaths of three elderly ...

'American Taliban' wins right to group prayer in prison


'American Taliban' wins right to group prayer in prison

The man known as the American Taliban won a legal fight that will allow him and fellow Muslim inmates to gather for daily prayers.

Native American Logging Blockade in Canada Decade Old as "Idle No More ...

Native American Logging Blockade in Canada Decade Old as "Idle No More ...: Supporters erected a 30-foot tall tripod on the highway and perched on the top Grassy Narrows has been working for a decade to end clearcut logging on their Traditional Territory. Activists have erected a 30-foot tall tripod on the highway and perched ...




Mexico needs laser focus in drug war

Mexico needs laser focus in drug war:
It's no surprise that, as Mexico's presidency changed hands, commentary on both sides of the border focused on the drug war. During the previous administration, cartel-related killings had more than doubled, despite government crackdowns. The incoming ...


San Francisco Chronicle

US Gun Control Efforts Get Support From Mexico Amid Drug War

US Gun Control Efforts Get Support From Mexico Amid Drug War: U.S. efforts to limit gun purchases are winning approval in Mexico as President Barack Obama considers measures to stem violence that could also restrict weapons access for drug cartels south of the border. Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexico's incoming ...

No panaceas for Mexico's violent drug war, but prohibition has failed

No panaceas for Mexico's violent drug war, but prohibition has failed: While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico's increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but prohibition has once again proved ...

Former Marine freed from Mexico jail speaks out

Former Marine freed from Mexico jail speaks out:
Hammar returned home to Florida two weeks ago -- after spending more than four months in solitary confinement in a Mexican prison. His case is a sensitive topic for the diplomats who helped negotiate his release -- and a source of controversy among ...


CBS News