Eli Petropoulos

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Brazil's child sex trade soars as 2014 World Cup nears

Officials and campaigners fear explosion in child prostitution amid rising demand from football fans<p>A tiny figure in minuscule white shorts and a pink strapless top leans against a metal fence outside a school in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, north-east Brazil.<p>She has gloss-coated lips, …

We hate you Florida

Young, poor black and Hispanic men increasingly the face of HIV/AIDS in America

“There wasn’t even an ad campaign aimed at young black men until last year,” says one sexual health advocate<p>Despite significant progress in preventing and treating HIV in recent years, the number of people nationwide who contract the infection each year remains consistent at around 50,000, and a …

Mexican Official Says Six Arrested In Cobalt-60 Heist

The Associated Press is quoting a Mexican government official as saying six people in the hospital for possible radiation exposure are suspects in this week's theft of a shipment of radioactive cobalt-60.<p>The unnamed official tells the AP that the suspects were arrested on Thursday and were taken to …

CAR fighting: 100 dead in Bangui as UN votes for French force

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034285_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522266816_61849e7f68fa690ba659a816def44750<p><b>More than 100 people are confirmed dead in fierce fighting on Thursday in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Bangui, UN officials …

Africa

The U.S. Cities Leading the Decline in Driving

Kanye West Accused of Anti-Semitism by Anti-Defamation League

On November 26, Kanye West did a radio interview with New York station Power 105, in which he made comments contrasting President Obama and George Bush. At one point, he described his belief that Obama has fewer "connections":<p>Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama …

Anti-Defamation League

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing | Inc.com

I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of rambling or confusing letters, memos, and other professional materials. Here are seven bits of simple advice for clear and …

Creative Writing

Scientists Find Aggressive New HIV Strain

Swedish scientists have identified a new strain of HIV that appears to progress much faster than most previously identified variations of the …

Denmark, New Zealand Least Corrupt

PSG and Lyon coaches stoned on way to their match at the Parc des Princes

• Front window of PSG team bus broken • Ibrahimovic scored twice in 4–0 PSG win<p>The team coaches of Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon were stoned on their way to the Parc des Princes on Sunday.<p>The French TV channel Canal Plus showed images of PSG's damaged bus, and the club told AFP: "The bus was stoned …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

Mom injured, kids terrorized in home invasion

A mother and one of her four children was bound Friday afternoon after three armed men rushed into their Kingwood home on Friday.<p>Responding to a …

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.<p>Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their …

We've Seen This 'Knockout' Game Hysteria Before, And We'll See It Again

'The Knockout Game': An Old Phenomenon With Fresh Branding

There are a few variations, but this is generally how "the knockout game" works: A teenager, or a bunch of teenagers, bored and looking for something to get into, spies some unsuspecting mark on the street. They size up the person, then walk up close to their target and — BLAM — punch him or her as …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

‘Fight Club,’ ‘Pretty Woman’ Producer Admits to Being Israeli Spy

Producer Arnon Milchan attends the "What's Your Number?" Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on Sept. 19, 2011 in Westwood, Calif..<p>The …

No, Large Numbers of Greek People Are Not Giving Themselves HIV to Collect Benefits

The World Health Organization makes a huge mistake, but not before Rush Limbaugh turns it into a huge news story.<p>Greece is such a nightmarish hellscape these days that people will believe just about anything about it.<p>And why not? Youth unemployment hit an ungodly 65 percent. Families who can't …

Europe is the Best at Producing, Attracting and Retaining Talent

European countries dominate the first Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), a ranking of the quality of talent nations are able to produce, …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #54

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Bald eagles, pond herons, fairy-wrens, flamebacks, rollers, junglefowl, tits and sunbirds… The new Wild Bird Trust website has been updated and your wild bird photographs can now be submitted at: www.wildbirdtrust.com/top25. We are very proud to bring the wonder and vibrance …

6 Real Heists More Badass Than Any Movie

Real-life robberies are often the subject of our "dumb criminal" posts, but every once in a while, thieves pull off a caper that is so brazen, …