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Jolie Visits Bosnia’s Displaced

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited Bosnia and Herzegovina yesterday to highlight the issue of displaced persons. From 1992 to 1995, over 2.2 million people were forced out of their homes in the area, the largest displacement since World War II.  Roughly 120,000 remain displaced. 

According to UNHCR: 



Two Take on Climate Deniers

This week, the New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (around 3:18) both marked some news that didn’t get much airtime this week — a UK parliamentary panel charged with looking into “Climategate” found that there was n READ MORE

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Memo to Amanpour

When ABC announced on March 18 that CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christine Amanpour, would become the new host of This Week, it was unexpected news to say the least. READ MORE

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What About Health Care Everywhere Else?

The U.S. Congress passed a historic health care bill last night, hopefully ending the plight of the uninsured in the United States.  That number now includes over 30 million people but, over the next couple of years, should shrink to zero.  What about health care everywhere else? 

The news is both bad and good, as presented in this comprehensive 2008 World Health Organization report (PDF).  



SVU Brings Attention to Rape as Weapon of War


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Porsche Unveils Green Supercar

Today, at the 80th Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled the 918 Spyder, which gets 94 mpg and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. For comparison, versions of the 911 get 14 to 21 mpg and go from 0 to 60 in 4.2 to 5.8 seconds.


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