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Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Work in Human Rights

November 7, 2014 1:10 am30 comments
Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Work in Human Rights

In 2007, residents of the Swat Valley of Pakistan began to see some drastic changes to their everyday way of life—radio broadcasts issued threats of punishment to those who strayed from the Muslim tradition, and those threats became only more ominous with time. By the end of 2008, the Taliban […]

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ISIS brings renewed conflict to war-torn Iraq and Syria

12:33 am23 comments

Over the past year, a group known as ISIS has grabbed media attention around the world as it advanced across Syria and Iraq. This group has been characterized for the terror it has brought in its wake, leaving many thousands dead in two countries already rocked by years of war. […]

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Current Ebola outbreak is the worst in history

October 22, 2014 6:00 pm14 comments
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Numerous outbreaks of Ebola—an often fatal virus that causes weakness, fever, stomach pain, aches, diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding, and difficulty breathing—have occurred throughout history since the first reported case in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1976. Of the several outbreaks of the disease, however, the recent outbreak is the worst […]

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White House implements ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

October 13, 2014 7:00 am3,260 comments
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In response to startling statistics concerning the prevalence of sexual assaults against college-aged women, the White House has launched the “It’s On Us” campaign to reduce the number of attacks that occur on college campuses. According to President Obama’s speech at the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign, about […]

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