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U.S. warns pro-Russian forces against seizing more Ukraine land

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. government official warned pro-Russian separatists on Thursday against seizing more territory in eastern …

Russia

Judge orders father to take his children to church

Child care proceedings challenged after judge tells father he has a legal requirement to take his sons to Catholic mass<p>A judge has ordered a father to take his children to Roman Catholic mass as part of a divorce settlement, even though he is not Catholic.<p>The man, who can only be identified as …

Human Rights

Transforming Lives In Kenya With Solar-Powered Backpacks

The Soular Backpack, a very early-stage social enterprise, seems to have it all: a product that potentially can help transform the lives of the people who buy it, provide employment for the community, incorporate a one-for-one model, and involve idealistic students on campuses as champions. And its …

McGill University

The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

Sexual Harassment

A 'Lost Boy' Helps The Girls Of South Sudan Find An Education

As a boy, Daniel Majook Gai fled the civil war in Sudan, running miles by himself to safety and leaving his family behind. He was one of the so-called Lost Boys — a name given to children separated from their families during that conflict.<p>After years in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia, Gai …

Frederick Douglass’ Irish sojourn: A bracing look at his encounters with poverty and prejudice across the Atlantic

Visiting on the eve of the Irish famine, the great leader stayed silent on British oppression. A new book tells why<p>Frederick Douglass’ four-month Irish sojourn – he traveled to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Belfast in 1845, part of a two-year stay in the United Kingdom – has long fascinated historians …