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  1. You can donate to an organization, volunteer or call your representatives.Read the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | News10.net

    Young children cry in an audio recording after being separated from their parents. Hundreds of unaccompanied minors peer out of metal cages inside an old warehouse.

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  2. Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to voteRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has championed such laws and led President Donald Trump's now-defunct voter fraud commission.

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  3. NHL to honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas hockey team during annual awards showRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    The NHL will honor the Marjory Stoneman Douglas hockey team during the league's annual awards on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, the NHL announced on Monday. The Eagles, whose club hockey team won the Florida state championship days after 17 people were killed and another 17 were injured in a mass shooting at their school in Parkland, will be recognized along with survivors and first responders from October's shooting in Las Vegas and members of the Humboldt Broncos who survived a bus crash that killed 16 people.

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  4. Presidential office says it may review introducing moratorium on death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Korea Herald

    The presidential office said Tuesday it will review a moratorium on the nation's death penalty system if the state human rights watchdog officially makes a request. The National Human Rights Commission on Monday revealed plans for the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, including a proposal that President Moon Jae-in should announce a moratorium on the death penalty.

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  5. Why new coal in Turkey and the Balkans will test China's and EU's climate leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | EurActiv.com

    Although China decreased its carbon footprint by shelving new coal projects at home, it keeps financing new coal elsewhere, including in Europe. [ Gustavo M / Flickr ] The EU and China have to live up to their responsibilities on climate change and use every opportunity to support the Western Balkans and Turkey to move beyond coal.

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  6. Trump defends immigration amid family separationsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | RTE.ie

    US President Donald Trump is due to meet Republican members of Congress on Capitol Hill today to discuss immigration reform. Yesterday, President Trump defended the controversial practice of separating children from their parents at the US border , saying he would not allow America to become a migrant camp or a refugee holding facility.

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  7. Thailand executes first prisoner by lethal injection since 2009Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    Thailand has executed its first prisoner since 2009, the Department of Corrections said on Tuesday, a move the human rights group Amnesty International condemned as a "deeply misguided" effort to reduce crime. Theerasak Longji, 26, was executed by lethal injection at Bang Kwang Central Prison north of Bangkok on Monday.

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  8. Maryland county settles lawsuit with transgender teenRead the original story

    1 hr ago | News Tribune

    A Maryland county board of education has settled a lawsuit with a transgender teen that it tried to block from using certain locker rooms. The Daily Record of Baltimore reported Max Brennan, 16, filed the lawsuit when his middle school barred him from using boys' facilities.

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  9. 4 ways you can help children separated from their families at the borderRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KCEN

    Young children cry in an audio recording after being separated from their parents. Hundreds of unaccompanied minors peer out of metal cages inside an old warehouse.

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  10. Report: Sea level rise threatens thousands of homesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The News Journal

    Thousands of Delawareans could see their homes continually damaged by flood waters as sea levels continue to rise over the next few decades, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists. New report shows thousands of Delaware homes, millions in property value, at risk of sea level rise Thousands of Delawareans could see their homes continually damaged by flood waters as sea levels continue to rise over the next few decades, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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  11. The execution drew condemnation from rights groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, the Department of Corrections said, killing a 26-year-old convicted murderer in a move condemned by Amnesty International as "deplorable". His death came as Thailand's coup leader-turned-premier Prayuth Chan-ocha prepares to travel to the United Kingdom and France on a highly-publicised official visit.

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  12. Evangelicals visit West Bank to see life - and Christian faith - on the other sideRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Religion News Service

    ... RNS photo by Dan Rabb The group listens as the patriarch tells them about the price his family has paid for their activism. His 17-year-old daughter, Ahed, is serving a prison sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier. His cousin was killed when a ...

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  13. AFI highlights George Clooney's life of acting, activism and pranksRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    George Clooney 's Hollywood career spans more than three decades, with memorable roles including fighting vampires, playing Batman and drifting through space in "Gravity." But Clooney's other accomplishments, including directing, screenwriting and activism, led to him becoming the latest recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

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  14. Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognitionRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face recognition tool to police. The American Civil Liberties Union is leading the effort against Amazon's Rekognition product, delivering a petition with 152,000 signatures to the company's Seattle headquarters Monday, telling the company to "cancel this order."

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  15. Renton Municipal Airport " At the south end of Lake Washington, the city airport loves to flood.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Check out what the Union of Concerned Scientists has to say about where we should watch out. Some Washington communities will see chronic flooding by 2045.

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  16. Kansas judge strikes down voter ID lawRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    A federal judge struck down a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in a decision on Monday that could make voter registration easier in the state in the run-up to November mid-term elections. FILE PHOTO: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks about the Kansas voter ID law that he pushed to combat what he believes to be rampant voter fraud in the United States in his office in Topeka, Kansas, U.S., on May 12, 2016.

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  17. Beauty more than skin deep for Miss Universe NZ finalistRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    In a world where image is everything and women are told to look, dress and behave in a certain way, one Waikato woman is breaking the chains of society's expectation and paving her own path. Nurul Shamsul is one of 20 finalists in this year's Miss Universe New Zealand beauty pageant, with the grand final taking place at Auckland's Sky City on August 4. The 20-year-old former Morrinsville College student is the first Muslim hijabi contestant in the history of the New Zealand competition and only the second in the world.

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  18. Report: Marin rated most vulnerable to coastal floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

    The San Rafael shoreline at Pickleweed Park. Nearly 10,000 Marin residents live in areas that could face chronic flooding by 2045, researchers say.

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  19. US, Amnesty International Call for Justice in HondurasRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Voice of America

    The United States' top diplomat and a global human rights group called on the Honduran government Monday to hold members of its security forces responsible for alleged abuses after November's elections. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez the need to pursue those responsible.

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  20. Iran draws condemnation for execution of Sufi convicted of killing policeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Iranian policemen carry a flag-draped coffin of their colleague, one of three killed when a bus rammed into a group of police officers at a protest by followers of a Sufi Islamic leader. The funeral took place in Tehran on Feb. 22, 2018.

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