Liz Walchle

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Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts

International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram.<p>From Los Angeles to London, demonstrators carried posters reading #BringBackOurGirls -- a campaign that began …

Denmark bans Nigeria adoptions after raid on suspected baby factory

Denmark has suspended adoptions from Nigeria less than a month after Lagos police arrested eight people at a suspected baby factory.<p>"I have decided to suspend all adoption from Nigeria with immediate effect," Denmark's minister for children tweeted. "We must do everything we can to protect the …

Richie Mehta’s ‘Siddharth’: A Voice for India’s Missing and Exploited Children

Rajesh Tailang as Mahendra Saini speaks with a child at the Sea Wall in Mumbai in Richie Mehta’s <i>Siddharth</i> (Zeitgeist Films).<p><i>Amal</i> director Richie …

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In Syria, war is woven into childhood

Smooth-cheeked child soldiers hold rifles in a land where cemeteries fill with tiny graves and kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun.<p>Reporting from Aleppo, Syria<p>The baby-faced boy waited patiently for his turn at the small ice cream shop, his Kalashnikov balanced precariously over his …

Middle East

What Syrian Child Refugees 'Working The Streets' In Lebanon Really Means

Khaled, an 11-year-old Syrian boy living in Beirut, often works until 4 am begging partygoers for money. He's one of countless refugee children in the Lebanese capital whose parents rely on them to work. If Khaled doesn't bring in money, his family will not eat.<p>More than one million Syrians, nearly …

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights …

REPORT: Obama Let The NSA Exploit Heartbleed For National Security Purposes

That exemption: the NSA doesn't have to say anything about the flaw.<p>The fruits of this policy became evident Friday when Bloomberg's Michael Riley reported the NSA had been exploiting the Heartbleed Bug, which is forcing users across the world, to change their password, for years. The NSA has …

Heartbleed Bug

Mark Cuban Just Invested In A Pot That Charges Your Smartphone By Boiling Water

The makers of the device snagged a $250,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on the show that features inventors and entrepreneurs pitching to investors. They were initially offering to sell 10% of their company, Power Practical, for that sum — a $2.5 million valuation.<p>Cuban liked the company …

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

This month's nanotechnology roundup includes artificially enhanced plants, a way to tag valuable oils, and transistors made from nanotubes<p>Sunlight provides us with an endless source of energy and there is little doubt future societies will need to rely, at least in part, on artificial solar power. …

GOP ready to quell food stamp revolt

Republican leaders are threatening to take congressional action to stop state governors from flouting the food stamp cuts contained in the 2014 farm bill.<p>The governors of at least six states — New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Montana and Oregon — have now taken measures to protect …