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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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Libyan Human Rights Activist Brutally Murdered | Salwa Bugaighis

26/06/2014

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"Libya: General National Congress Elections - Voting Day" Photo by: United Nations Development Programme

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 18:15 p.m. DST, 26 June 2014 BENGHAZI, Libya — The progress in Libya took a hit yesterday, 26 June, when Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead in her home. Bugaighis was a successful lawyer in Libya and she also was a prominent advocate for human rights. She was a vocal […]

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The Cannabis Capital of the World

24/06/2014

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Verde, White Widow Marijuana, Photo by Diego Charlón Sánchez

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 06:45 p.m. DST, 24 June 2014 LAZARAT, Albania — This past week, the Albanian government waged a war against the large-scale cultivation of marijuana in the small town of Lazarat, which is 140 miles south of the Albanian capital. Lazarat has been called the ‘cannabis capital’ of Europe, and […]

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Redskins’ Trademark Cancelled by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

18/06/2014

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Image from Anti-Redskin Trademark Campaign, Photo Courtesy of Mark Williams

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 05:37 p.m. DST, 18 June 2014 ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — The US Patent and Trademark Office came down hard on the Washington Redskins organization today, 18 June 2014, canceling the National Football League franchise’s exclusive rights to the logo and name. Now, the Redskins trademarks will not belong solely to […]

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Albanian Women Swearing Virginity to Live as Men

15/06/2014

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"Burnesha 11 " Photo by: Vincze Miklos April 18, 2010

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 08:05 p.m. DST, 15 June 2014 KRUJE, Albania — In Albania, where culture is dictated by patriarchy, some women are taking vows of celibacy and living their lives as men. These “sworn virgins”, or burrneshas in Albanian, save the honor of their families by becoming a proxy patriarch. As Albania […]

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