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lunes, 24 de junio de 2013

Snowden is on his way to Venezuela after arrives in Moscow

Snowden is on his way to Venezuela after arrives in Moscow: MOSCOW: Former US spy Edward Snowden on Sunday arrived in Russia from Hong Kong, reportedly on his way to Venezuela, escaping the clutches of US justice after leaking sensational details of cyber-espionage by Washington. Snowden, the target of a ...

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...:
The U.S. Coast Guard announced that it had found the fishing boat, which was drifting since Friday. Officials said it was carrying 5 Haitian fishermen and not 9 as originally reported, confirming that all were safe. The Coast Guard said that the boat ...

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28 couples with 1500 years of marriage renew their vows in Florida

28 couples with 1500 years of marriage renew their vows in Florida

And for 28 elderly couples at the John Knox Village retirement community in Pompano Beach, Fla., Thursday, that was certainly affirmed as they all gathered in their Sunday best, some with walkers in tow, to renew their vows. And although it wasn't the ...

Child poverty high in Ector County

Child poverty high in Ector County: The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kid Count report stated Texas' child poverty rate was at 27 percent, meaning more than 1.8 million children in 2011 were considered impoverished. For the nation as a whole, the rate was listed as 23 percent. A ...

DOMA ruling: HV gay-rights advocates gird for landmark Supreme Court decisions

DOMA ruling: HV gay-rights advocates gird for landmark Supreme Court decisions

Upholding DOMA would not affect laws in New York and 11 other states and the District of Columbia that allow gay marriage, but would bar gay Americans married in those states from receiving benefits such as health insurance for spouses and Social ...

Justices ponder options on gay marriage

Justices ponder options on gay marriage: For Edith Windsor, 83, a New York widow whose case is before the court, a ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act would give her a refund of $363,000 in estate taxes that were paid after the death of her spouse, Thea Spyer. The situation could be ...

States fight discrimination toward gay foster kids

States fight discrimination toward gay foster kids

In California, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center received a $13.3 million, five-year grant from the federal government to ultimately find permanent homes for gay foster youths. The center has already trained about 500 child welfare workers on gay and ...

Gay Community Marches for Equality in Wausau

Gay Community Marches for Equality in Wausau: The march was originally scheduled as a gay pride event by a California man who spends time in Wausau. But soon, members of Wausau's own gay community voiced concerns that they weren't being asked for their input. Different concerns were voiced by ...


Justices ponder options on gay marriage

Justices ponder options on gay marriage: The broadest would apply across the country, in effect invalidating constitutional provisions or statutes against gay marriage everywhere. Or the justices could agree on a middle option that applies only to California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois ...

My Conversation With Rusty Reno on Gay Marriage (AUDIO)

My Conversation With Rusty Reno on Gay Marriage (AUDIO):
For some years I was a well-known opponent of gay marriage. I testified at the Prop 8 trial in California. But last year I changed my mind and, earlier this year, with 75 others, launched what we are calling "a new conversation on marriage," a ...


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Investor Insight: Is Mexico's Drug War Doomed To Failure?

Investor Insight: Is Mexico's Drug War Doomed To Failure?

In 2010, Mexico City's police tallied 318 murders. By contrast, during the same year New York City and Chicago, two cities with smaller populations than Mexico City, reported 536 and 449 murders. Ciudad Juárez, a drug war epicenter with a population of ...

Notoriety affected Brady's hospital treatment, expert tells tribunal

Notoriety affected Brady's hospital treatment, expert tells tribunal

The tribunal is sitting to determine whether he can be allowed to return to jail to continue serving his whole life sentence after he was transferred to Ashworth in 1985 when his mental health deteriorated. Brady's legal team assert he has a severe ...

White men speak out about their attraction to African American women in ...

White men speak out about their attraction to African American women in ...

A documentary that analyzes why dark-skinned women may not be as desired in America also takes a look at some white men who can't get enough of them. Dark Girls offers a frank discussion about life as a dark-skinned African American from the viewpoint ...

Panel Examining Native American Representation

Panel Examining Native American Representation: The lack of Native American representation in media and advertising is the topic of a panel discussion next month at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Hosted by the American Advertising Federation, the panel will discuss the portrayal of ...

NSA leaker Snowden skips Cuba flight, Ecuador weighs asylum request

NSA leaker Snowden skips Cuba flight, Ecuador weighs asylum request: NSA leaker Edward Snowden slipped back under the radar on Monday, failing to show up on the Cuba-bound flight he was expected to board from Moscow and befuddling the media who have been tracking the international fugitive's every move. Meanwhile ...

Cuba: A revolutionary refrain

Cuba: A revolutionary refrain: For visitors to Cuba, it's hard to shake the impression that a glass bubble descended over the island 50 years ago, semi-preserving everything. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro stare from the walls; revolutionary slogans are daubed on buildings.

America will never be gay and lesbian friendly, says researcher

America will never be gay and lesbian friendly, says researcher: In her book, 'Why Europe is Lesbian and Gay friendly and why America never will be', published by Suny Press, she argues there is a gap in how we understand the advancement of gay rights across different countries. Well organised gay and lesbian ...


Chile's Bachelet says Patagonia dams not viable

Chile's Bachelet says Patagonia dams not viable: SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's leading presidential candidate, Michelle Bachelet, says she opposes the HidroAysen plan, a $7 billion project to power central Chile by damming Patagonian rivers. Most Chileans also oppose the plans to tame two of the world's ...

African- American Children Less Likely to Have ADHD Diagnosis

African- American Children Less Likely to Have ADHD Diagnosis:
A new study revealed that African-American children were less likely to have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to whites. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by the research team of ...


Headlines & Global News

Puerto Rican designer unveils Heel Condoms for shoes

Puerto Rican designer unveils Heel Condoms for shoes: San Juan, Jun 24 (EFE).- Puerto Rican designer and entrepreneur Sandrysabel Ortiz has revolutionized the fashion accessories market in Puerto Rico with Heel Condoms, a product that allows women to change the appearance of their shoes without ...

Brazil tyre probe worries SA's exporters

Brazil tyre probe worries SA's exporters:
APOLLO Tyres South Africa has expressed concern about the anti-dumping investigation Brazilian authorities have launched against imports of new tyres for buses and trucks from South Africa and several other countries, including Japan and Russia.


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Progressive rabbi to head center-right ticket in Argentinian national election

Progressive rabbi to head center-right ticket in Argentinian national election

Bergman, a member of the Buenos Aires municipal Legislature, will head the list for the National Lower House. He is the first rabbi to lead a national ticket in Argentina. Bergman holds two rabbinic ordinations, one from the Conservative movement's ...

Scioli: 'The most important list is the list of people's problems'

Scioli: 'The most important list is the list of people's problems'

“The most important list is the list of people's problems,” Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli made his political will clear, after the candidates' lists for October midterm elections were revealed during the weekend. “I never let myself give ...

Child poverty on the rise

Child poverty on the rise: The number of North Carolina children living in poverty has increased since the Great Recession of 2007. About 580,000 children in North Carolina — or 26 percent — live in poverty, according to figures released today in the annual Kids Count report ...

Health of US children improves, but more live in poverty: report

Health of US children improves, but more live in poverty: report: Besides the increase in children in families living at or below the official U.S. poverty line, which was $22,811 in 2011, almost one-third of American youth, or nearly 23.8 million, were in families where no parent had full-time, year-round employment ...