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Presbyterians vote to divest from companies aiding Israeli occupation

The Presbyterian Church narrowly approved divestment from three U.S. companies that supply Israel with equipment used to maintain its occupation of Palestinian territory.

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Arriving without their parents: Child refugees being warehoused on the U.S. border

Thousands of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America, making their way through Mexico and into the U.S., are ending up in locked, fenced warehouses in Texas and Arizona.

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Americans welcome Sgt. Bergdahl home

After the negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, I called an old friend who spent years as a POW in Vietnam's prison camps to ask for his response.

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House Dems side with labor on trade pact

"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."

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Los Angeles gears up for a month against torture

In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.

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U.S. ranks with Haiti, Iran and Mexico on workers rights

"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."

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"Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman" laws protested at Beverly Hills hotel

The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.

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Iraq duty may have affected Fort Hood shooter

His rampage ended during a stand-off with a military policewoman when Lopez took his own life.

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Tragedy in the Philippines the topic tonight at PW call-in

Like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina here in the United States, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, has become much more than a weather event.

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New Trans Pacific trade partnership stirs worries

The New York Times reported serious worry in the U.S. Congress about the Trans Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement.

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