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Egyptian Artists Continue Work Despite State Oppression And Censorship

Egyptians protested in Cairo's Tahrir Square and demanded an end to Hosni Mubarak's 30 year reign in 2011 and while Mubarak was dismissed as leader, the resulting regimes became more and more oppressive, the economy deteriorated and police began increasingly brutal practices.

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Brazil Convenes All-Male Cabinet As First Female President Is Impeached

Brazil's Senate recently voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff, the nation's first female president. Vice President Michel Temer replaced Roussef and immediately chose a new all-male cabinet with no people of color.

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On 101st Commemoration Of Armenian Genocide, Wall Street Journal Runs Ad Denying It

Sunday, April 24 was the day of remembrance for Armenian genocide. The Wall Street Journal chose to mark this date by running a full-page ad on Wednesday, April 20, claiming that Turks and Armenians lost a similar number of lives in 1915.

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Artist Uses Work To Comment On American Islamophobia

Artist Siti Azzah Binti Syed Sultan is using art to address Islamophobia in America. The 20-year-old artist came to the United States in 2012 and recently decided to address the issue of Islamophobia in her artwork after witnessing the phenomenon. She stitched together pieces of hijabs mailed to ...

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Germany Wants To Double Refugee Deportations

According to a government coordinator for migrant issues in Germany, the country should increase the number of deportations of migrants whose asylum applications have been rejected. He specifically recommended doubling last year's deportation numbers.

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Chinese Court Rules Against Marriage Equality

Chinese courts addressed the issue of same-sex marriage for the first time in a court case in early April. The court ruled against a gay couple seeking to register for marriage.

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Iowa Responds To Influx Of Refugees With Job Training And Support Services

AmeriCorps and Iowa refugee groups partnered back in September to create RefugeeRISE, an organization dedicated to leverage resources to better train refugees and help build the workforce in Iowa.

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Facing Thousands Of Protesters After Panama Papers, Iceland’s Prime Minister Resigns

Iceland's prime minister recently resigned after thousands protested after the Panama papers revealed that some of the world's most wealthy had evaded taxes.

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Members Of Congress Call For Investigations Of Human Rights Violations By Israel And Egypt

Senator Patrick Leahy and 10 House Democrats recently signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, calling for a State Department investigation of human rights violations made by Israeli and Egyptian security forces.

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Study Says Outmoded U.S. Immigration System Poses Security Risk

A recent report shows that U.S. immigration authorities' lack of progress in automating their systems is compromising border security.

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Broadband In A New Land: President Obama Discusses Increasing Internet Access In Cuba During Historic Visit

President Barack Obama reported during his first address from Cuba on Monday, March 21 that increased internet access would be part of an improvement in American-Cuban relations.

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Ceasefire Agreement Decreases Violence In Syria

Moscow and Washington recently brokered a cease-fire in Syria, decreasing the violence in the region considerably and giving hope that a solution to the five-year civil war is possible.

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