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Why countries should watch out for Turkey snatching citizens abroad
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As the alleged deportations began to look increasingly like outright abductions, they have become a real-time example of the threat posed by Ankara’s flagrant disregard for international norms. Countries that host Turkish citizens all over the world sho ...[Read more]
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Gravity and good timing helped the Hubble spot a star from the early universe
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When looking back into the deep recesses of the universe, even huge objects like planets, stars, and galaxies can appear small. Magnification can help, but how do you get a magnifying glass large enough to spot stars billions of light years away? ...[Read more]
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Colombia: Rights Groups Decry Killings of Two Social Leaders, Demand Justice
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The murders of Maria Magdalena Cruz Rojas and Belisario Benavidez on Good Friday sparked calls for justice and security for Colombia’s activists. Human rights groups decried the recent killings of Colombian social activists Maria Magdalena Cruz Rojas an ...[Read more]
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US visa applications may soon require five years of social media info
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The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants, both immigrant and non, disclose their social media handles to the US government, CNN reports. In documents that the department will file to the Federal Register tomorrow, it proposes that near ...[Read more]
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How The Loss Of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led To A Mental Health Crisis
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The evaporation of long-term psychiatric facilities in the U.S. has escalated over the past decade, sparked by a trend toward deinstitutionalization of mental health patients in the 1950s and '60s. ...[Read more]
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‘He was a quiet and normal kid’: The infantilization of young, white, male domestic terrorists
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Over the past three weeks, Austin, Texas, has been rocked by a series of mysterious package bombs that killed two people and injured five more. We know now that the police suspect that the bomber was Mark Anthony Conditt, a 23-year-old Austin Community Co ...[Read more]
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The ‘Alien Megastructure’ star is acting weird again
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Early last year a far-off star captured the imagination of the scientific community thanks to its incredibly bizarre behavior. The star, which is officially named KIC 8462852 but is better known as “Tabby’s Star,” frequently goes dim at unpredictabl ...[Read more]
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US-Made Missile Defenses Spectacularly Failed in Saudi Arabia
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At least five American-made Patriot missiles apparently missed, malfunctioned, or otherwise failed when Saudi forces tried to intercept a barrage of rockets targeting Riyadh on March 25. That's bad news for the US military and its closest allies, who a ...[Read more]
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Drastic income inequality is putting a strain on America’s social safety net
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Sharp US income inequalities are only partially offset by means-tested social programs and taxation-based transfers, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. For the top 20% richest US households, average income was more than ten ti ...[Read more]
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Israel: PM Netanyahu Rushed to Hospital
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The prime minister is facing multiple corruption allegations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to hospital Tuesday, Israeli media reported. Netanyahu was suffering from a fever and coughing, several media reports said. Netanyahu's offi ...[Read more]
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‘Affluenza’ teen, who blamed four killings on his wealth, to be freed
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Ethan Couch, the rich teen who killed four people when he drunkenly ploughed into them, only it to be blamed on “affluenza” - a imaginary illness that makes wealthy people unable to tell right from wrong - is to be released.... ...[Read more]
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