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March For Science Rally Spans The Globe

CBS News has reported that it has been 47 years since the first “Earth Day” and Saturday it was observed around the world with a focus on science. Rallies and marches were held in more than 600 cities — from New York, Chicago and Washington — to London, Berlin and Sydney, Australia. The officially titled “March for Science” was not billed as a political event — but many who marched said they were concerned about threatened cuts to research programs, especially those aimed at fighting climate change. It was a…

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France Votes In Presidential Election After Eventful Campaign

CNN has reported that French citizens are voting for their next President on Sunday following a volatile campaign period that was overshadowed by a terror attack on police in Paris last week. With 11 names on the ballot, no one candidate is expected to win an outright majority. Only four leading contenders are seen as having a realistic prospect of making it through to the second-round vote in May. The frontrunners are far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, scandal-hit conservative François Fillon, centrist newcomer Emmanuel Macron and far-left wildcard…

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North Korea Detains Third U.S. Citizen

Reuters has reported that North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. The man is a Korean-American in his fifties and has been identified only by his surname Kim. Kim had been in North Korea for a month to discuss relief activities and was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country. The man was a former professor at Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST). YUST, a university in neighboring China, has…

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North Korea Threatens Australia With Nuclear Strike

NBC News has reported that North Korea has launched into a war of words against Australia over the country’s alliance with the U.S. North Korea has warned Australia that it is within striking range of a nuclear weapon. A spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry accused Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of spouting “a string of rubbish against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” over the country’s missile testing, adding “Australia is blindly and zealously toeing the U.S. line.” Image: Mike Pence, Julie Bishop Vice President Mike Pence and…

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Ex-Obama Aide Says He’s ‘Probably Still The Leader Of The Democrat Party’

Alyssa Mastromonaco, who served as deputy chief of staff in the Obama White House, spoke with CNN’s Erin Burnett tonight about––among other things––the state of the Democrat party post-Barack Obama. Burnett said the party is clearly in “turmoil” right now, and she asked if Bernie Sanders is the party leader now. Mastromonaco said, “I think Barack Obama is probably still the leader of the Democrat party, even though he is sort of on a hiatus right now.” She briefly mentioned both Hillary Clinton and Tom Perez, but also expressed hope…

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Second Doctor Has Been Arrested In Female Genital Mutilation Case

In the wake of a Detroit-area physician being arrested and charged for mutilating two young girls’ genitalia, two more people were arrested in conjunction with the case on Friday, including another doctor. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar was arrested by federal agents for allowing Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to utilize his clinic to perform the mutiliations. Dr. Attar’s wife, Farida Attar, was also arrested and has been accused of assisting Nagarwala with the mutilations. Per the criminal complaint, it is alleged that the three are involved in a conspiracy to perform the mutilations…

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