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Over 880 Migrants Died in Mediterranean Shipwrecks Just Last Week - UNHCR

Over 880 migrants have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea by boat last week, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday.

Burma: Human Rights Now Is Not a Slogan

In Burma, the urgency for just leadership is intensifying. Leadership defines a nation. Some leaders take their country higher and some take their country lower. Those on the lower side are forgotten and those on the high side are remembered; legacy counts. Show More Summary

Here's What Happened At the Libertarian National Convention: New at Reason

22 hours agoNews : Reason

Download Video as MP4 Reason TV was on the floor of the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, Florida as the party nominated its presidential ticket of two former governors: Gary Johnson and William Weld. Emotions ran high as activists...Show More Summary

Here's What Happened At the Libertarian National Convention

22 hours agoNews : Reason

Reason TV was on the floor of the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, Florida as the party nominated its presidential ticket of two former governors: Gary Johnson and William Weld. Emotions ran high as activists unsatisfied with...Show More Summary

National Geographic Appalachian Trail Map Set

National Geographic has recently published a thirteen map set covering the entire Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Maine’s Mt Katahdin. These high quality maps are waterproof paper designed with the backpacker in mind. Show More Summary

As Many as 900 Migrants Killed at Sea This Week

At least 700 refugees are believed to have been killed in numerous shipwrecks across the Mediterranean this week, according to the United Nations high Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Doctors Without Borders estimated that the number...Show More Summary

700 migrants feared dead in 3 days in Mediterranean shipwrecks 

The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, told The Associated Press by phone Sunday that about 100...

Stephen Dwyer: Student With Leukemia Barred From Graduation, Denied Cap And Gown

Stephen Dwyer is an excellent student. Not only does he participate in the high school varsity swim team, he is also the student body president and the president, and member, of the National Honor Society, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and above. Show More Summary

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America’s largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women. The announcement came as acting […]

National Parks Are More Popular Than Ever

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Visitation is at an all-time high ahead of the centennial.

The world’s refugee crisis: past and present

3 days agoNews : Daily Chart

THANKS in part to the surge of refugees from Syria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN’s refugee body, now puts the world’s displaced population at a post-war record of 60m, of whom 20m are stranded outside their own countries (the map and chart show only registered refugees, for whom firm figures are available). Show More Summary

China Is Building the World’s Most Terrifying Glass-Bottom Bridge

Look away now acrophobics, China is building the world’s highest and most terrifying entirely glass-bottomed bridge. Sitting 300m high in the majestic surroundings of Zhangjiajie Canyon national park in China’s Hunan province, the bridge spans 430m across the canyon, and is 6m wide. Although it may look pretty fragile, the 1.9-inch-thick glass panels will safely allow […]

The last tackle powder puff football game avoids the sack

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The senior and junior girls at Florida’s Jupiter High School scoffed when administrators, fearing for their safety, canceled a 50-year tradition — what may be the nation’s last tackle powder puff football game. The girls say they don’t need protection — many have already had sports injuries — and are willing […]

Pool Nation VR coming to HTC Vive on June 1

Developer Cherry Pop Games received high praise for the realism of its billiards simulation, Pool Nation. On June 1, the game will become that much more immersive when it hits Steam as an HTC Vive-compatible app. Pool Nation VR rolls in all the features from the base game, plus several more tailored to virtual reality. Show More Summary

High Drama at UN Climate Change Meeting

This is a press release that just came across my desk that I thought would be of interest to you. High-drama at low-key follow up to UN Climate Change Agreement in Paris Bonn, Germany – United Nations climate change negotiations today concluded their first session since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December last…

Florida Teen Filmed Having Sex With Possibly 25 Boys In School Bathroom Is A Sex Trafficking Victim

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

When a 15-year-old girl at South Fort Myers High admitted to police last week that she'd had sex with "multiple male students" in one of the school's bathrooms after school hours, a firestorm began that has now gained national attention. The post Florida Teen Filmed Having Sex With Possibly 25 Boys In School Bathroom Is A Sex Trafficking Victim appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Memorial Day motorists expected to jam highways Low pump prices cited for holiday driving trend, but look out for high state gas taxes & fees

If you're reading this post, thanks. You could be out there on the road, getting a head start on the long Memorial Day weekend. Click image for 20 things you probably didn't know about "National Lampoon's Vacation" The annual three-day weekend at the end of every May is the traditional, although unofficial, start of the summer vacation season. Show More Summary

Pending home sales spike to 10-year high in April

Steady job creation over the past five-plus years, unattractive rent costs and the anticipation of a mortgage rate increase are propelling homebuyers into the spring market at a faster rate than expected, according to the National Association of Realtors. Show More Summary

?Pending home sales soar, hit 10-year high

National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index surged 5.1 percent last month

The Books That Made Them Feminists

“In high school The Second Sex was my Ann Landers,” activist and historian Rosalyn Baxandall once recalled. “I read and reread every wilted page for advice.” Barbara Omolade, active in feminism and Black nationalism, has described how,...Show More Summary

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