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5 ways America’s war on drugs is crushing the developing world

From Mexico and Central America to West Africa, U.S. prohibition efforts are wreaking havoc on poorer countries<p>Phillip Smith<p>March 26, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Wealthy Western countries are undermining good governance and social and economic development in poor, …

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More than five years after the end of the Great Recession, and three years since the Occupy movement took on Wall Street, high and growing levels of …

Income Inequality

Photographer takes intimate look at a lesbian couple in Russia

Russia is well-known for its less-than-tolerant attitude toward the LGBT community. In 2013, Human Rights Watch described the country under President …

U.S. faces meager options for further Russia energy sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will struggle to follow through on threats to impose deeper sanctions on the Russian energy sector, as European fears over collateral economic damage leave President Barack Obama’s administration with diminished options.<p>Fuel pumps are seen at a petrol …

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Sen. Ted Cruz announces presidential bid, vows to 'stand for liberty'

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, ticking off a litany of President Obama policies he opposes, promised Monday to return to a government by Constitution and "stand for liberty" as he officially announced his 2016 presidential bid.<p>Cruz, speaking to an energetic crowd of students at Liberty University …