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Today in history: Good sex with Dr. Ruth

Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.


Yemen war redraws Middle East fault lines

Yemen, the small country tucked into the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, is shattering old alliances and spurring new ones.


Today in history: The Lusitania is torpedoed and sinks 100 years ago

The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.


U.S. sends forces to train Ukraine National Guard, communists repressed

Some 300 U.S. military personnel are carrying out a training program for the Ukrainian National Guard near the city of Lviv.


Cuban women’s success is America’s hope

Cuban women occupy 48 percent of the parliament and out of 15 provinces in Cuba, women lead 10.


Nuclear weapons group praises historic Iran agreement

"This historic agreement will ensure Iran will not produce a nuclear weapon, making the U.S. and the world a safer place."


Greece: debt and memory of war

Memory is selective and therein lies an explanation for some of the deep animosity between Berlin and Athens in the current debt crisis.


Brazil: Amid coup talk, massive demonstrations for and against Dilma

Mass demonstrations took place Mar. 14 in a number of Brazilian cities in support of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party.


Socialist-minded people still need to discuss implosion of Soviet socialism

All socialist-minded people should be encouraged to discuss Sam Webb's "Season's Reflections on Socialism."


Cuba’s infant mortality rate at its lowest level ever

Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history. 

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