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What Is Happening In Syria? Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Naval Group First To Leave In Drawdown

Russia has begun withdrawing some of its troops from Syria with its aircraft carrier group being the first to leave, the chief of the Russian Armed …

ASCD EDge: A Professional Networking Community for Educators

Discontinuation Notice<p>The ASCD EDge® online community closed on July 1, 2018.<p>If you have arrived at this page through a link to one of these URLs, …

What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that other people are compassionate and sympathetic toward them. It's a shameful statistic when one in four people have been touched by some form of …

4 Writers Who Have Grappled With Mental Illness

It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week. There’s a terrible stigma that surrounds mental illness in this country, and the weight of it forces some people …

The ugly truth about body dysmorphia

Some children see only things to hate about the way they look. Their condition can lead to depression, anxiety, self-surgery and even suicide<p>A man took a razor blade and very carefully cut open his nose lengthways. His aim was to remove the cartilage and replace it with that of a chicken. Finally, …

Teen Rescued from Alleged Sex-Trafficking Ring After Tip from Minor

Authorities allege Andrew Golden picked up teens in other states and brought them to Michigan for online sex trafficking.<p>METRO DETROIT, MI — A …

In the fight against prostitution, who's talking about the clients?

ROME – For religious sisters working to end forced prostitution through human trafficking, there is one thing consistently left out of the …

Where does human trafficking happen? Right in front of you

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>"We need to make sure the trafficker gets the …

Behind the Criminalization of LGBT People in Indonesia

Although attacks against LGBT people in Indonesia in the past few decades have been sporadic and committed mostly by mostly religious vigilante groups, current anti-LGBT attitudes are being translated into legal steps to outlaw homosexuality. Hearings and debates held to date are proof of how …

Sen Ted Cruz Is Pushing a Bill to Make It Okay Not to Serve LGBTQ People

The text of the bill, which was previously introduced in 2015 but never made it past the first congressional hearing, proposes to protect people who …

Why mainstream media needs to stop reinforcing the idea of reverse racism

Unlike some of my friends I still watch FOX's <i>Empire</i> faithfully every week, so previews for Lee Daniels' <i>Star,</i> featuring Queen Latifah, peaked my …

Black Lives Do Matter, Even For Privileged White Parents

"He won't listen to me, I'll call him but you need to call him". The voice on the other end of the phone was stern, with a "wait until your father gets home" tone, fraught with worry and activated concern and coming from 6ft blonde, stunningly beautiful former Fox News anchor, Laurie Dhue. She was …

It’s 2017. Can we finally have a real conversation about race?

<b>(Getty/fotostorm)</b><p>Memo to white people: If you’re still this uncomfortable talking about race, you’re not helping<p>D. Watkins<p>January 2, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>“It’s 2016, so why can’t we have a real conversation about race?” This is a question I have asked myself often over the last year. It frequently …