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The future of think tanks

Unless you're a dedicated policy wonk, the name Stuart Butler probably doesn't ring a bell.

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Related Topix: Heritage Foundation, Celebrities, Derek Jeter, Vladimir Putin, Personal Finance, Social Security, UC San Diego, US News, US Senate, Republican, Jim DeMint, US Politics, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Detroit News

Two tech titans diverge on philanthropic paths

For most of the past 30 years, Bill Gates has been known by most people as the co-founder of the world's largest software company, a tough business tactician, and the richest man in the world.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Life, Charity , Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Warren Buffett, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Lawrence Ellison, Opinion

The Progressive

FBI Using Dubious Entrapment to Arrest Terrorism Suspects

A new report by Human Rights Watch and the Columbia Law School focuses on the dubiousness of federal terrorism sting tactics.

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

Amnesty International

Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

If the strike on this school was the result of Israeli artillery fire it would constitute an indiscriminate attack and a likely war crime.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism, Amnesty International, Palestinian Territories

WMZQ-FM Rockville

Tear Jerker Warning-The story of "Batkid"

Remember "Batkid", the 5 year old with Leukemia who received a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to be a Superhero for the day in San Francisco? A new documentary is in the works that shows the behind the scenes making of a day that inspired not only a city, but moved probably the entire world.

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Related Topix: MakeAWish Foundation

The Washington Post

Morning Plum: On border crisis, Ted Cruz and Steve King are not outliers

Tomorrow, the House GOP is set to vote on its plan for the border crisis . It significantly scales back the funding Obama wants and focuses more on security than on humanitarian goals, and includes changes to the 2008 trafficking law to expedite deportations.

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Related Topix: Heritage Foundation, Immigration Reform, US News, Sports

Medical News

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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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

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