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EGPAF and ACS partner to improve access to essential pain medications for HIV people

Today the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the American Cancer Society announced a new partnership to improve access to essential pain medications for people living with HIV in Swaziland.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Pain, Cancer, American Cancer Society, Swaziland, World News, Africa, Cervical Cancer

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Amnesty International USA

EU must close all loopholes in the torture trade

The European Union must urgently strengthen its laws to enable member states to immediately ban the trade in new devices and technologies that have no practical use other than to torture, ill-treat or execute individuals, said Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation, as experts meet in Brussels today to strengthen current ... (more)

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Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International

Cape Gazette

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Aug. 6 at Abbott's Grill

Ladies Night at Abbott's Grill takes on special meaning for women as the American Cancer Society invites the community to join the fight against breast cancer, learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sussex County, and enjoy free food and refreshments.

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Related Topix: American Cancer Society, Sussex County, DE, Milford, DE, Georgetown, DE

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic)

Daily Kos

Human Rights Watch/ACLU: U.S. surveillance harming journalism, law, democracy

The practice of journalism and of law in the United States is being dramatically, negatively harmed by large-scale surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.

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Related Topix: Journalism, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, US News, Liberal Political News

York Press

175,000 funding for university archive project

THE University of York has obtained a A 175,000 grant to help get one of the most important collections of historical materials in England online.

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Related Topix: Andrew W Mellon Foundation

McClatchy

A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

"Day one, when I entered office, I was handed a projection that if we did nothing as a state, we would have a $500 million deficit at the end of that fiscal year in six months," the Republican governor said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas Government, Kansas, US Governors, Heritage Foundation, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.

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Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Pierre Nkurunziza

USA Today

Democrat's campaign memos unveil strategy, problems

Campaign memos detailing strategy for Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, including areas of "vulnerability" in the Democrat's record and background, were published Monday by National Review .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Points of Light Foundation

The Washington Post

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Human Rights Watch,

CBS Local

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Activism, Human Rights Watch

McClatchy

Improper probes: Report finds excesses in targeting terror suspects

Last week, Human Rights Watch released an extensive and blistering report on investigative and prosecutorial abuses in American terrorism investigations.

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Related Topix: Human Rights Watch

The Age

UN calls for Gaza ceasefire, Israel denies responsibility for school deaths

Gaza City: Echoing calls from US President Barack Obama, the United Nations Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Life, Holidays, Eid ul-Fitr

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Smoking: Why is it so hard to quit?

Cigarette smoking has been proven to negatively impact the health of a smoker and those around them, but many smokers don't quit.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, American Lung Association, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Jefferson County, WV

KIMA

Yakima woman chosen to compete in Special Olympics World Games

A 23-year-old from Yakima was chosen to compete in next year's Special Olympics World Games.

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Related Topix: Special Olympics, Yakima, WA

Miami's Community Newspapers

Kayakers travel from Miami to Key West to benefit ACS

Castaways Against Cancer, the Relay For Life team of the Lower Keys, again kayaked from Miami to Key West, continuing its efforts to support the American Cancer Society for the 15th year in a row.

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Related Topix: American Cancer Society

SooToday

Area non-profits get a boost

NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION ************************** Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury communities By leveraging its investments for community benefit, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is making this province a better place to live, work and play.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, North America, Canada, World News

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Chris Christie, US Governors, Drugs

KSBW-TV

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Chris Christie, US Governors

Daily Kos

This week in the war on voting: Paul says he backs Voting Rights Act fix, 2014 turnout looks grim

Sen. Rand Paul tells Urban League he's one of the good guys : At a speech of the National Urban League's conference in Cincinnati Friday, the Kentucky Republican said: "Not only do I support the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, I'm a Republican who wants to restore a federal role for the government in the Voting Rights Act."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, National Urban League, Kentucky, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Florida State University

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