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Midwestern states call for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba

On July 14, 2013, the Council of State Governments Midwest unanimously passed a resolution to remove trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba.

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Cuba, Vietnam among 38 countries that reduced hunger

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization announced that a total of 38 countries worldwide have already met all or part of the "Millennium Goals" for the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

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After four decades, Victor Jara’s killers charged

Eight former army lieutenants have been charged in the killing of communist singer and songwriter Victor Jara in 1973.

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New comic to dish the dirt on ocean pollution

The Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the Pacific Ocean filled with tons of plastic trash, which has increased exponentially.

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What's behind savage beatings, killings of metal fans?

In what appears to be part of a recent uptick in prejudicial attacks on the heavy metal community, 16 year-old metal fan Ben Moores was brutally kicked and beaten by a gang in Lancashire, England.

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Global warming does not benefit plants: new study

A study by researchers at Northern Arizona University shows that a  somewhat rosy predictions about purported beneficial effects of global warming on plant life are likely not true.

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Bolivia’s law gives nature equal rights to humans

Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (in Spanish La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.

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Right-wing music fest gets punked by anti-racists with Trojan Ts

Hundreds of right-wing neo-Nazis and fascists got a big surprise when they went home and washed their new T-shirts from a German right-wing music festival: a message of hope and tolerance.

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Flip-flops and elections in Germany

Germany's ruling parties are flip-flopping on everything from Egypt to unemployment as a series of elections approaches.

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Floods raise major implications for Australia's future

Australia's Guardian newspaper writes the devastating floods in Australia raise major implications for the nation on water management, agriculture and fossil fuels that feed global warming/climate change.

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