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Belo Monte | World’s Third Largest Dam Construction Threatens Kayapó

11/08/2014

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Semana dos Povos Indígenas em São Félix do Xingú, Photo by Governopara

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:30 p.m. DST, 11 August 2014 PARÁ, Brazil — Despite environmental and humanitarian protests, the Brazillian government plans to build five hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos River. The river is an important tributary to the Amazon and if built, the dams will flood the area displacing both people […]

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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, Contributing 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, Contributing 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, Contributing 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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