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Brazil samba school argues slavery still exists

January 30, 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil abolished slavery in 1888, but during Carnival this year a major samba school will be arguing that it never really ended. Leaders of the Paraiso do Tuiuti group see many instances of what they consider “modern-day slavery” in Latin America’s largest nation. They note that Brazil is one of…

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Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa

January 26, 2018

ABOVE CARTOON:  Dave Granlund  (Politicalcartoons.com) JERUSALEM — Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump on the president’s disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti. Pence tells The Associated Press in an interview in Jerusalem that he “knows the president’s heart.” He says Trump is determined to implement a merit-based system that encourages immigration…

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Walt Swanston-NuevaEspana, Diversity Champion, Dies

January 22, 2018

Walterene Swanston-NuevaEspana, a decades-long champion of diversity in the news media as a former print and broadcast journalist and journalism association executive, died Friday at a Fairfax County, Va., hospital in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. She was 74 and suffered a massive heart attack a week ago, said friend and fellow journalist Wanda Lloyd. “Walt…

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Philadelphia’s Young Artists celebrated the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with sculptures inspired by his quotes

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  The MLK commemorative event featuring sculptures of Dr. King done by Philadelphia school students at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Philadelphia.  (Jeff Fusco/AP Images for Comcast) The students were joined by Comcast Officials, local Councilman, and the Philadelphia School of Creative and Performing…

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Ethiopia to Ban All International Adoptions After High-Profile Abuse Cases

January 18, 2018

The Root Ethiopia’s Parliament voted Tuesday to ban all foreign adoptions of Ethiopian children, citing concern over abuse and neglect of the adoptees. The decision follows several months where all adoptions had been suspended, NPR reports. The new guidelines, as originally reported by the Associated Press, state that Ethiopian orphans should be raised in their…

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Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrest

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  This photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, demonstrators attend a protest over Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others…

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South Africa train crash leaves 18 dead, 260 injured

January 5, 2018

????Tiaan Esterhizen/Twitter By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and injuring about 260 others, authorities said. Officials said the truck driver allegedly tried to cross the tracks just ahead of…

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