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Crimean call for vote on splitting from Ukraine prompts international opposition

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The breakup of Ukraine recently moved a step closer to reality. The parliament in Crimea, a peninsula that extends south of Ukraine, scheduled…read more

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Scientists fish for data in the waters around Fukushima

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In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the island nation of Japan, causing a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three years later, experts are trying to assess how recovery efforts in the nuclear-affected area are progressing. Continue reading

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U.N. struggles to aid those trapped by Syria’s civil war

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The State Department released its annual human rights report last week and concluded that last summer’s chemical weapons attack in Syria, which killed more than 1,400 people, was the worst human rights violation of 2013. Continue reading

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Ukrainians prepare for conflict as Russian troops move into Crimea

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Ukraine readied its military forces for war on Sunday following Russian President Vladimir Putin declaration of Russia’s right to invade the country. Continue reading

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White House-backed initiative aims to improve chances for young men of color

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In an effort to address the challenges young men of color face as they go to school and enter the workforce, leaders from different sectors…read more

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