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Tuesday, April 15, 2014   23:12 GMT



Hospitality, Agriculture Firms Vulnerable to Human Trafficking
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 3 Jan (IPS) - Shareholders are calling on 15 U.S.-based multinational corporations to ensure that their global supply chains are not facilitating human rights abuses, particularly labour and sex trafficking.
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Syrious Paralysis on Pennsylvania Avenue
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 20 Dec (IPS) - Three months after averting a military strike against Syria with a last-minute deal to deprive it of its chemical weapons arsenal, U.S. policy toward the world's most violent conflict appears increasingly at sea.
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Guantanamo Transfers Hint at Momentum Towards Closure
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 16 Dec (IPS) - The U.S. government announced Monday it has repatriated two Saudi detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison, less than two weeks after two Algerian detainees were likewise sent back to their home country.
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Native Americans Seek Equal Access to Voting Precincts
Matthew Charles Cardinale
SPOKANE, Washington, 13 Dec (IPS) - In a lawsuit that could have nationwide implications for ballot-box access for tribes across the United States, Native Americans from Montana are pushing for early voting precincts to be placed closer to the locations of three tribal reservations - the Crow, Northern Cheyenne, and Fort Belknap reservations.
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In Minimum Wage Debate, A Battle Over Inequality and Job Loss
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 11 Dec (IPS) - In the midst of a nationwide movement for policymakers to raise minimum wages for millions of workers in the United States, experts here continue to debate the advantages and drawbacks of raising the federal rate.
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Bill Commits U.S. Diplomacy to Ending Abuse of Women
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 6 Dec (IPS) - The U.S. Congress is being urged to pass urgent legislation that would make issues of violence against women and girls a key focus in all U.S. diplomatic efforts.
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U.S. Vows Support for Colombia Peace Talks
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 4 Dec (IPS) - Despite looming differences over Colombia's drug policy, President Barack Obama renewed his support for a peaceful settlement to the civil war that has plagued the country for over half a century in a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday.
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Ending AIDS in the City Where It Began
Samuel Oakford
NEW YORK, 1 Dec (IPS) - The faade of 400 Eighth Avenue, home to the largest welfare centre for people with AIDS in New York, is the kind of grey, drab city building that seems like it was dragged, scowling, into the 21st Century.
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LGBT Immigrants Face Rampant Assault in U.S. Jails
Ramy Srour
WASHINGTON, 27 Nov (IPS) - Gay and transsexual immigrants who enter the U.S. detention system face high levels of sexual abuse, new research warns, at times leading them to decide to return to their home countries rather than stay to fight a legal battle.
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Mental Illness Plus Police Often Equals Tragedy
Judith Scherr
BERKELEY, California, U.S., 26 Nov (IPS) - Just before midnight on Feb. 12, Kayla Xavier Moores roommate dialed 911. Moore, 41, a paranoid schizophrenic, was off her prescription meds and highly agitated. The roommate thought he knew the drill Moore would be taken to a psychiatric hospital, stabilised with medication and allowed to go home in 72 hours.
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