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From Ferguson to Miami, a Generation Demands Justice

<i>Last spring,</i> The Nation <i>launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates</i> …

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Democrats in Congress react angrily to suggestion by John Dowd and say the president faces 'severe consequences' if he attempts to curtail …

Australian planes to deliver weapons for Kurds fighting Islamic State

Tony Abbott agrees to help US transporting arms and munitions while participating in further humanitarian air drops<p>Australia will help deliver weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq in an attempt to counter the threat posed by Islamic State militants, while participating in further …

Filipino UN peacekeepers escape from Syrian rebels, military chief says

More than 70 peacekeepers who had been held for several days reportedly escaped after seven-hour siege<p>Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, a Philippine military chief said on Sunday.<p>At …

Boy Cuts High-Rise Construction Worker’s Rope Due To Noise Drowning Out His Saturday Cartoons

Saturday cartoons are extremely important to one particular 10-year-old Chinese boy. So much so that he would almost kill to watch them.<p>In a related …

The 1 Minute Blog: Jolie-Pitt Goodwill

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been moonlighting for years, filling their off hours with goodwill.<p>They have traipsed the world over, donating time and money to the less fortunate. They have created a family of world citizens in the process.<p>The secret wedding on Aug. 23 at Chateau Miraval in …

Angelina Jolie

Should Pro-Anorexia Sites Be Criminalized?

Italy’s Parliament recently proposed a bill that would criminalize pro-anorexia site authors with a $67,000 fine and up to a year in jail. But health …

U.S. military carries out airstrikes, aid drops to Iraqi town surrounded by ISIS

The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."<p>The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq's …

Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871

1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting applications this week under a new name, brand and logo.<p>But the newly christened WiSTEM 1871 stilllacks what matters most: a leader.<p>"It just didn't seem like there was …

Jimi Hendrix on The Experience | Blank on Blank

EU set to tighten Russia sanctions 'within a week'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1104000/1104901_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524664319_4b6a68db73e775b5fa1817f179aed068<p><b>The European Union has given Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions.</b><p>European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the …

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Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian …

David Cameron welcomes new European Council president's pledge

<b>David Cameron has welcomed a commitment by the new president of the European Council to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.</b><p>Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was appointed to the role at a summit in Brussels, said he "cannot imagine" the European Union without the UK.<p>He said the free …

United Kingdom

Missing Seriously Ill 5-Year-Old Ashya King Found Alive In Spain

Missing five-year-old Ashya King, who was taken by his parents from Southampton General Hospital without doctors' consent, has been found in Spain, …