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Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

Fifteen years ago this week, a gay college student in Laramie Wyoming named Matthew Shepard was robbed, beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead. His attackers, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson stole Matthew’s credit card, his shoes, and pistol-whipped him. At their trial, McKinney’s ex-girlfriend said the two men “pretended they were gay to get [Shepard] into the truck and rob him.”
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Features, Health, Women's Rights

We are happy to pass on this statement for AIMS Ireland who are at the forefront in advancing proper maternity care in Ireland.

AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish maternity services as being ‘outdated’, ‘patently unsafe’, and a ‘geographic lottery’.

(Wednesday 9 October 2013) The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today welcomed the HIQA report into the safety, quality and standards of care of Savita Halappanavar and called for the HSE to immediately conduct a full review of maternity services as recommended in the report.
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Animal Welfare, Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

Even experienced rangers were shocked at the horrific scene as the carcasses of 87 dead elephants were discovered in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. They had been poisoned and their tusks removed by poachers. And as hundreds of birds and other animals fed on the carcasses, soon they too would become victims of cyanide poisoning.
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Hunger in the U.S.

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Features, International

by Jamison Maeda
The United States is home to 442 billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. It conjures images of movie star mansions, Beverly Hills, and Manhattan’s 5th Avenue. But the truth is, 1 in 6 Americans are “food insecure,” which is how politicians describe people who don’t have enough food to survive.
 
In many states, including Texas, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama, hunger affects over 19% of the population.
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