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Amnesty International Calls for Release of Imprisoned Uzbekistan Journalist Umida Niazova

Amnesty International is calling for the "immediate and unconditional release" of Uzbekistani journalist and human rights activist Umida Niazova. The organization was reacting to news today that Umida Niazova was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment after an unfair trial. Amnesty International is concerned that her trial was not carried out in ...

Amnesty International Says Remarks by Pentagon Officials are Irresponsible

Charles Stimson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, recently referred to the international outrage at the U.S.-controlled detention center at Guantanamo Bay as nothing more that a few small demonstrations staged by Amnesty International. As a result, Amnesty International executive director Larry Cox has issued a statement today, ...

July 13th 2014
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JustGiving Unveils Social Currency

JustGiving has unveiled The Care button, social currency to allow anyone to express what they care about on the JustGiving platform and beyond. The Care button, which will be rolled out across charity pages on JustGiving over the next few weeks, allows a user to show they care about a cause ...
January 20th 2014
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Wendy Davis Caught Lying in Bio

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who is running for office of Governor of Texas, has been caught red-handed lying about facts in her bio--and she admits it. Wendy Davis may have also even lied under oath, "testifying in a federal lawsuit over redistricting that "I got divorced by the time I ...
January 13th 2014
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Tye Thomas, Youngest Mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas Dead at Age 35

Photo of Tye Thomas courtesy Texas Monthly. Randal "Tye" Thomas, the youngest mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas, and also a member of the Electoral College in the 2000 Presidential Election, has died at the age of 35. In 2000, Mr. Thomas was the youngest mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas, ...
January 12th 2014
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Southwest Airlines Jet Flight 4013 Lands at Wrong Airport in Missouri

A Southwest Airlines jet, carrying 124 passengers and a crew of 5 people landed at the wrong airport in Missouri. They flight was scheduled to go from Chicago's Midway airport to Branson Missouri. Instead, the flight landed at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport instead of the Branson Airport, which is ...
January 11th 2014
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Artists Create Photos Depicting Chris Christie on George Washington Bridge

In the wake of the Governor Chris Christie scandal with the traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, various artists and photoshop gurus have been creating images reflecting the scandal. Here's one that has popped up on social media: And there is another on the Political Carnival blog: Have any photos that you'd ...

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