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Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim massive blast that killed 75 in Nigerian capital 20.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Boko Haram claim responsibility for Abuja explosion 20.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Islamic extremists post video admitting they carried out rush-hour bombing that killed 75 in Nigeria's capital Continue reading...
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88 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists still missing 19.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Mass kidnap of 129 students unprecedented in uprising that has killed 1,500 people so far this year

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UC Berkeley sexual assault policies draw U.S. agency probe 19.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
UC Berkeley students' complaint prompts a federal investigation into Cal's handling of sexual assault cases
Official: 24 more schoolgirls kidnapped by Nigerian extremists have escaped; 85 still missing 19.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses 18.4.2014 Think Progres

After fighting to change the way the military address rape, colleges are the next challenge.

The post Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Now two 'Kissing Congressman' staffers have lost their jobs—both women 17.4.2014 Daily Kos
Last week, Congressman Vance "Big Smooch" McAllister dumped a female staffer after leaked security camera footage showed him kissing her in the hallway outside his Louisiana office. And now another woman has left the office over the affair: Leah Gordon, the staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking the video of the congressman’s scandalous kiss, has resigned as his Monroe District Office manager. But don't worry, the kissing congressman isn't a monster—she wasn't forced out: “We won’t terminate or discipline any employee until after our internal investigation of the security breach is complete,” Terry said. “(Gordon) resigned on her own.” See? Vance McAllister is one of the good guys. He'd never force someone to quit before getting all the facts, because he knows that far more important than rushing to judgment is to establish the most important fact about this whole sordid affair: Who was the mastermind pulling the strings in the conspiracy to expose his philandering ...
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New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez, In Her Own Words 17.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
[Disclaimer: This post contains language not safe for work] If there's one characteristic common to Republican women, it is their unlimited capacity to behave like an iconic "Mean Girl" while serving the men who control them. Susana Martinez is no exception. While Sarah Palin is mean and dumb, Governor Martinez is mean and smart. But that is about the only distinction between them. Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll obtained recordings and emails of various Martinez discussions and strategizing sessions with her aides, who wield almost as much power as she does. It isn't pretty. "He sounds like a retard." Listening to recordings of Martinez talking with her aides is like watching an episode of HBO's Veep, with over-the-top backroom banter full of pique, self-regard, and vindictiveness. As Martinez and her campaign staff rewatched a recent televised debate, Martinez referred to Denish, her opponent, as "that little bitch." After Denish noted that the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce had given her an award, ...
Nigerian students free after kidnap by Islamic militants 17.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a northeastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria's military reported Wednesday.

In the Loop: Some of those 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls are still in a red state — financially, that is 17.4.2014 Washington Post: Politics
This week two years ago, the seemingly never-ending free-for-all otherwise known as the 2012 Republican presidential primary race was finally effectively over, with Rick Santorum calling it quits. (Newt Gingrich didn’t officially drop out for a few more weeks, and claimed to be the last conservative standing, but Santorum was the only “real” thorn left in Mitt Romney’s side in April ...
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Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the Next Sarah Palin? 16.4.2014 Mother Jones
Illustration: Dale Stephanos As she likes to tell anybody who'll listen, Susana Martinez, the governor of New Mexico, didn't start out a Republican. She and her husband, Chuck, like most everyone else in Las Cruces, had always been Democrats. But she'd long dreamed of running for office, and when word got out that she had her eyes on the district attorney's seat, two local Republican activists asked her to lunch. At the meeting, the story goes, her suitors didn't talk about party affiliation or ideology. They zeroed in on issues—taxes, welfare, gun rights, the death penalty. Afterward, Martinez got into the car, turned to her husband, and said, "I'll be damned, we're Republicans." It's a tidy little anecdote, and Martinez has put it to good use. During her prime-time speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the biggest stage of her 18-year political career, the I'll be damned punch line brought the crowd to its feet, getting more cheers than anything said by the party's presidential nominee, ...
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Obituary: Teacher Jean Jacobson defied stereotypes of her time 16.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Doris Pilkington Garimara, Australian writer, dies at 76 16.4.2014 Washington Post: World
In Australia, they were sometimes called “the stolen generations”: the tens of thousands of half-white, half-aboriginal children who, by government fiat, were forcibly separated from their parents and assimilated into white ...
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Suspected Islamist rebels abduct over 100 Nigerian schoolgirls: teacher 15.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher said on ...
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India's Supreme Court passes landmark verdict recognizing 'transgender' as third gender 15.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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India recognises transgender people as third gender 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Activists say landmark ruling by supreme court will help millions of people who face discrimination in India's conservative society

India's top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category that allows transgendered people to identify themselves as such on official documents.

Activists say it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in India's deeply conservative society.

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India's top court recognizes third gender category 15.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court Tuesday issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, saying transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official ...
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What should we do with pot-tax revenue? (Cached) 15.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 Coloradox2019s pot industry may be booming, but state lawmakers arenx2019t sure how to spend the windfall.A legislative budget committee decided not to vote Monday on a 54 million plan from Gov. John Hickenlooper to spend marijuana revenues on drug education and outreach. The governor wants to spend recreational...
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Spend or save? Pot tax debate far from settled 15.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • Colorado’s legal pot industry may be booming, but state lawmakers aren’t sure how to spend the windfall. A legislative budget committee decided not to vote Monday on a $54 million plan from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to spend marijuana revenues on drug education and outreach. The governor wants to spend recreational pot taxes to fund everything from increased drug-prevention outreach to a new study on marijuana use by pregnant women. Instead, the Legislature may decide to spend v...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Republicans 'have led the fight for women's equality' 14.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Oh c'mon : Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday insisted that even though Republican Senators blocked the Democrats' equal pay bill last week, her party is fighting for women's rights. "I find this war on women rhetoric just almost silly," she said on CBS' "Face the Nation" when asked if Republicans opposed equal pay for women. "It is Republicans that have led the fight for women’s equality. Go back through history, and look at who was the first woman to ever vote, elected to office, go to Congress, four out of five governors." When asked why she opposed the most recent equal pay legislation specifically, Blackburn said the bill would merely increase litigation, the line that most Republicans have been touting. "So we're even now, right? There was a Republican woman that voted back in 1870-ish, so we're done? Because that's all you're going to be getting out of us for a damn long while." Ya know, when you find yourself constantly going back to the era of Abraham Lincoln to find someone who makes your ...
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