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The UN Is Aiming To Evacuate 19,000 Muslims Under Threat In Central African Republic
The UN Is Aiming To Evacuate 19,000 Muslims Under Threat In Central African Republic By
The United Nations said on Tuesday it was trying to evacuate 19,000 Muslims urgently from Bangui and other parts of Central African Republic who are surrounded by anti-balaka Christian militia threatening their lives. Anti-balaka...
Another Media Platform For The World’s Rich And Powerful?
Another Media Platform For The World’s Rich And Powerful? By
Are the world’s rich and powerful getting yet another international media platform? Online media tycoon Arianna Huffington and billionaire Nicolas Berggruen announced Thursday they are combining forces in a 50/50 launch of The World Post — an international news...
Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life
Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life By
Would you donate your kidney to a complete stranger? What would motivate someone to undertake such a random and extraordinary act of kindness? This week Mint Press News spoke with one such person – Maryann Ford, a 45-year-old woman from New York City who has made the...
Short-Sighted: NCLB Taking Students In Wrong Direction By Cutting Recess, PE
Short-Sighted: NCLB Taking Students In Wrong Direction By Cutting Recess, PE By
Fourth-grade student Kevin Killion listens attentively to his daily class lesson, all the while walking at a moderate pace on a classroom treadmill. “It gets oxygen in your brain,” the fourth grader told Mint Press News. “I feel like I get a lot of oxygen so I can...
Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life
Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life By
This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military...
Scandals With Traction?
Scandals With Traction? By
Forty-one percent of Republicans, according to a recent poll, think the “cover-up” of Benghazi is the “biggest political scandal in American history. Forty-three percent disagree; 74 percent think it was worse than Watergate. The noise machine is in full cry. The...
At Least 6 Dead After Tornadoes Plow Through Texas
At Least 6 Dead After Tornadoes Plow Through Texas By
GRANBURY, Texas — A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes and threw trailers onto cars. In...
Addressing Media Bias, Activists Petition NYT To Revise Coverage Of Chavez
Addressing Media Bias, Activists Petition NYT To Revise Coverage Of Chavez By
In the USA, the former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to be labeled a “dictator,” a “despot” and a “tyrant” who oppressed his country during his 14 years in office. The image is inconsistent with the reports of elections monitors who have declared...
Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms
Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms By
The New York Times (NYT) editorial board is calling out the Obama administration for “secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press.” It’s a bold allegation that has drawn the ire of civil liberties groups and concerned...
Close Guantanamo Now!
Close Guantanamo Now! By
As president and commander-in-chief, Obama has legal authority to do so. On May 3, New York City Bar President Carey R. Dunne wrote him. He did so on behalf of the organization he heads. He called indefinite detention “legally and morally indefensible.” He said...