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Friday, September 19, 2014   14:51 GMT



U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 8 Sep (IPS) - The U.S. military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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OPINION
Iraq On the Precipice
Bill Miller
NEW YORK, 4 Sep (IPS) - The catastrophic events in Iraq that are unfolding daily are more significant than at any point in recent memory.
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New York's Homeless Pushed Deeper into the Shadows
Zafirah Mohamed Zein
NEW YORK, 25 Aug (IPS) - Joe sits on newspapers spread on the sidewalk by the entrance to midtown's Grand Central Station. His head rests in his hands, only looking up when coins from passersby clink into his paper cup.
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Stigma Still a Major Roadblock for AIDS Fight in Africa
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 9 Aug (IPS) - Though West Africasmassive Ebola outbreakmay be dominating the spotlight within the global health community, HIV/AIDS remains an enormous issue for Africa as a whole - a sentiment that Washington officials made clear this week in their discussions of legislative and technological setbacks plaguing progress in fighting the epidemic.
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Under Water
The EPAs Struggle to Combat Pollution
Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica
NEW YORK, 29 Jul (IPS) -

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.
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U.S. Pledges to Reduce Child Stunting by Two Million Globally
Michelle Tullo
WASHINGTON, 23 May (IPS) - The U.S. government has pledged to reduce the number of chronically malnourished children around the world by at least two million over the next half decade, receiving an initial positive response from the development community.
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Moving LGBT Rights Beyond Marriage Equality
Farangis Abdurazokzoda
WASHINGTON, 16 May (IPS) - Honouring the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Friday emphasised progress in advancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, but a new report on criminalisation of LBGT people suggests that there is still a long way to go.
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Nigeria's Nightmare Gives New Momentum to IVAWA
Michelle Tullo
WASHINGTON, 15 May (IPS) - Amidst intensifying concern over the fate of more than 200 girls abducted by a radical Islamist group in northern Nigeria, at least 100 representatives of various activist groups Tuesday pressed the U.S. Senate to approve legislation designed to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls and discourage child marriages around the world.
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U.S. Nearing Approval of Next Generation of Herbicide-Resistant Crops
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 2 May (IPS) - Two key federal agencies here are in the final stages of approving a new herbicide-resistant crop system that would constitute the second phase of genetically engineered agriculture, following an announcement this week.
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Healing the Dark Legacy of Native American Families
Michelle Tolson
PORTLAND, Oregon, U.S., 29 Apr (IPS) - As a child, 78-year-old Yakama Nation elder Russell Jim was forced to go to a boarding school in Washington State and was beaten for speaking his language.
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