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Ukraine mobilises after Putin's 'declaration of war' | Reuters

KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.<p>“This is not a threat: …

Last Country To Abolish Slavery Adopts Roadmap To End Practice

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Most Congresspeople Who Promised To Donate or Withhold Their Salaries Actually Did it

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Our legislative branch may have failed at keeping the government open last year, but it turns out …

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Report: Checks stop 2.1M gun buys

Federal background checks have stopped more than 2.1 million would-be gun purchases in the 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the Brady gun control bill, according to a report released Friday by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.<p>But in as much as Brady’s report is designed to …

Medecins Sans Frontieres' shock at Myanmar suspension

<b>The aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres has expressed its shock at the order to cease operations in Myanmar.</b><p>It said it was deeply concerned about the tens of thousands of people it was treating, particularly for HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB.<p>A presidential spokesman alleged to the BBC that Medecins Sans …

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Uganda's New Anti-Gay Law: Part of a Broader Trend in Africa

Homophobia is on the rise across much of the continent.<p>"EXPOSED! Uganda's 200 Top Homos Named," the headline of a popular Ugandan tabloid, the <i>Red Pepper</i>, screamed on February 25, the day after President Yoweri Museveni signed the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.<p>The <i>Red Pepper</i>'s witch hunt and …

Hundreds of Foods in U.S. Contain Hazardous Chemical: Report

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

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If Texas's Ban Falls, Over 49 Percent of Gay Americans Will Be Able to Legally Marry

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With Wednesday's federal court decision rejecting Texas' ban on gay marriages, the U.S. appears to …

Brewer vetoes Arizona SB 1062

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday that she has vetoed SB 1062, the controversial bill that has been criticized as discriminatory towards gays and lesbians, saying the measure, “has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve.”<p>“Senate Bill 1062 does not address a …

Syrian Forces Kill 175 Rebels in a Major Ambush Near Damascus

Forces loyal to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad said they delivered a devastating blow to opposition elements, including Al Qaeda-linked …

Clinton promotes gender equality

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday stressed that the battle for gender equality and preventing violence against women needs to be a priority for both women and men.<p>The possible Democratic presidential contender, a champion of women’s rights, made the remarks in an address at Georgetown University. The …

Fla. Democrat on Immigration Reform: ‘Where Are You Going to Get People to Work to Clean Our Hotels or Do Our Landscaping?’

A Democratic candidate for the Florida House of Representatives said Tuesday that immigration reform is “important” because it will remove business owners from the awkward position of having to rely on illegal immigrants for their landscaping and housekeeping needs.<p>“Immigration reform is important …

Increased domestic spending may be behind proposed military cuts, CBO report suggests

As the Obama administration announces proposed sweeping defense cuts, a Congressional Budget Office report documents how increases in other areas of domestic spending may be forcing the White House to reduce money for the military.<p>The CBO report finds that mandatory spending, which includes Social …

Cover of the Week: Vampire Weekend "Blurred Lines"

In this article…<p>It's nearly impossible to escape Robin Thicke's energetic summer smash, "Blurred Lines," but Vampire Weekend seems to have found a …

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Vampire Weekend: 'Our music's political – especially the last album'

While their peers have faded, the New York band started 2014 with a Grammy award. What's their secret? Making brainy records you can mosh to – and taking Drake's advice<p>Vampire Weekend began 2014 by almost getting immolated. On stage at the Falls festival at Lorne in Victoria, as the New Year’s Eve …

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T-Pain Covers "Royals" — & It Is Everything

Hey, guys, remember auto-tune? If you're anything like us, your college days were filled with almost exclusively electronic voices. And, no one …

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

Haim: "If I Could Change Your Mind"

Haim have shared the video for their <i>Days Are Gone</i> track "If I Could Change Your Mind". Directed by Warren Fu (who directed the last two Daft Punk videos), the video features the sisters doing some elaborate choreography by Fatima Robinson (who choreographed many of Aaliyah's videos).

Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Welcome to Recommended Dose, All Songs Considered's roundup of our favorite dance tracks. We listen to literally hundreds of new songs each month, test the standouts on some very loud speakers, and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.<p>You can stream this month's mix here or on NPR …

'Understanding The T In LGBT' Aims To Help Transgender Employees In The Workplace

A comprehensive online learning program that aims to educate employers and employees about being more inclusive of the transgender community within the workplace is now available.<p>With the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) still not institutionalized as law, this online training module seeks …

Andrew Dost, Fun. Band Member, On Why He Supports LGBT Rights

Fun. member Andrew Dost joined HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about his long-standing passion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.<p>"Gay and lesbian issues are pretty near and dear to our hearts for a number of reasons," Dost said. " I think it's just kind of …

Why Love Is So Important to LGBT Equality

Valentine's Day is many things to many people -- a designated day to pay tribute to your loved ones; a time to celebrate your freedom as a single person; a moment of denouncement for all things commercial, chocolate or roses.<p>Marriage equality continues to be recognized in more states and countries …

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‘All Love Is Equal’ – Braden Summers Travels the World Photographing LGBT Community

A few months ago, photographer Braden Summers launched his Kickstarter project, ‘All Love is Equal,’ in an effort to showcase love. He felt that the …

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Sochi's secret: intolerance was in the air - and the LGBT fight won't stop now

Confessions of a gay American in Russia, where every embrace raises an eyebrow and Putin’s pressure is everywhere<p>Prior to the Winter Olympics, the conventional wisdom was that President Vladimir Putin would be on his best behavior in Sochi. He was too politically savvy, the theory went, to continue …

New Zealand army tops global index for tolerance towards LGBT soldiers

The UK and Netherlands ranked joint second and Australia ranked fifth in first ever LGBT Military Index<p>New Zealand has topped a new global index ranking armed forces for inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transgender soldiers, with Australia rating in fifth place.<p>The LGBT Military Index …