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Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Expects Obama Signature This Week

The House and Sen­ate al­most sim­ul­tan­eously passed dif­fer­ent but spir­itu­ally sim­il­ar Ukraine bills Thursday that would co­di­fy sanc­tions …

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Russian dairy plant closed after workers bathe in the milk

MOSCOW -- A Siberian dairy plant was temporarily closed Friday after its workers had been found bathing in milk, a Russian consumer oversight agency reported.<p>Trade House Cheeses, a dairy producer in Omsk, about 1,600 miles east of Moscow, was closed for 90 days by regional authorities for an urgent …

Women still face great wall of discrimination in China

When Zhou Yuxia, 24, returned to Beijing after studying in the United States, she had real trouble securing a job. She had the right qualifications for the positions she was looking for -- she just wasn't a man.<p>"I was on a job hunting site and saw this ideal position as a marketing manager. One of …

Border showdown: Families will demand U.S. entry to reunite with relatives

Juana Vidal yearns to reunite with her undocumented immigrant son and his family, but she fears the stakes involved.<p>Her son, Elesban Vidal, his wife and their two daughters will join as many as 125 families that will try to cross the California-Mexico border on Monday and demand that U.S. officials …

U.S. Calls Out Gay-Rights Violators Around the World

The United States is put­ting nearly 80 coun­tries on no­tice: If you take away the rights of mem­bers of the LGBT com­munity, there are …

Mysterious underground caves discovered in Chile

A group of researchers in Chile discover 20 underground caves which could help unlock mysteries about how continents are formed<p><b>Chilean</b> and <b>French</b> scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

Why is it proving so hard to root out homophobia?

While attitudes are changing in many societies, prejudice against homosexuals remains as strong as ever in some quarters<p>Despite numerous studies showing increased acceptance of homosexuality in many countries as a natural and healthy part of the sexual spectrum, a disturbing new wave of homophobia …

Congressional Hispanic Caucus To Push Back On Deportations After Pressure From Activists

The CHC plans to vote on a draft of a resolution to ask the president to slow deportations and expand use of prosecutorial discretion, sources tell BuzzFeed. Activists say it falls short. "We need the CHC to be leaders, not followers."<p>After mounting pressure from DREAMers and activist organizations …

College admissions are a joke: Why the process has nothing to do with education

The truth is, SATs and college admissions in general are just about socioeconomic sorting. What’s the point?<p>Last week, the College Board announced that the writing portion of the SAT college admissions test would be made optional. The move returns the test to its pre-2005 form with its 1,600-point …

Obama’s disappearing act: What happened to the president he wanted to be?

The fatal strategic flaws that undermined the potential for a transformative presidency<p>Like many days, March 3rd saw the delivery of a stern opinion by President Obama. To judge by recent developments in Ukraine, he said, Russia wasputting itself “on the wrong side of history.” This might seem a …

South Carolina lawmakers want to punish schools that teach LGBTQ material with budget cuts

GOP Rep. Gary Smith called the inclusion of LGBTQ reading materials “academic totalitarianism”<p>South Carolina lawmakers have introduced a proposal to reduce funding for two state universities because the schools included LGBTQ books in course materials for freshman students.<p>As CNN reports, the state …

Obama under siege over deportations

The White House is finding itself increasingly on defense over deportations of undocumented immigrants, as key Democrats and a top immigration reform group have gone public this week with their desire for President Barack Obama to act.<p>National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía called Obama …