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Why Slave Labor Still Plagues The Global Food System

When the State Department released its annual report on human trafficking Wednesday, we got a chilling reminder that even in 2013, slave labor is still embedded in the global food system.<p>As many as 27 million men, women and children are estimated to be trafficking victims at any given time, …

Six Syrian heritage sites declared endangered

Six ancient sites in Syria, including the city of Aleppo which has suffered considerable damage in the course of the country's ongoing conflict, have been added to the endangered World Heritage list, UNESCO says.<p>The other sites to be added are the ancient cities of Damascus and Bosra, the oasis of …

Second Reported Miracle Paves Way For Pope John Paul's Sainthood

It's a miracle, though we're not quite sure of the details yet.<p>A Vatican official confirms that a committee of theologians has approved a second miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's posthumous intercession — a <i>sine qua non</i> for sainthood.<p>Italian media say a Costa Rican woman was cured of a …

Tweet Is Now a Real Word, and the Oxford English Dictionary Says So

The act of tweeting — that is, posting to Twitter — is now formally recognized as a part of the English language by the official arbiter of such …

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