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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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Afghanistan Peace Talks Exclude Women

Major world powers met to restore peace talks in Afghanistan in mid-January, but women were not in attendance.

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Guatemalan Women Fight Back Decades After Being Forced Into Sex Slavery

Guatemalan women are fighting back in court three decades after they were forced into sex slavery by the military.

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Mayor From South Africa Awards College Scholarships To Local Female Virgins

A number of human rights groups are speaking out after a South African mayor recently awarded scholarships to 16 young women for both maintaining their virginity and agreeing to regular tests to prove their virginity.

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New Visa Protections Go Into Effect, Barring Certain Travelers From Entering United States

The United States State Department announced Thursday, January 21 that the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act is now in effect.

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Syrian Government Blocks International Aid, Perpetuating Widespread Starvation

The United Nations refugee agency recently reported that those attempting to leave Madaya, Syria were being killed or injured by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, while those staying were dying of starvation.

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Saudi Arabia Beheads 47, Prompting Outcry From Human Rights Groups

Saudia Arabia is one of the biggest supporters of Islamic extremism in the world. So why is the nation still one of the United States' closest allies?

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