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Paralympics reignites debate over U.N. disabilities treaty

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO As the Paralympic Olympic Games are played in Sochi, Russia, this week, attention has been focused on talented athletes with physical disabilities from…read more

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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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Should teen inmates ever be put in solitary confinement?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO New York State has decided not to allow prisons to place teenage inmates in solitary confinement. The new policy comes as a report…read more

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Mistrial in murder of black Florida teen revives debate on race and self-defense

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This weekend, a Florida jury convicted 47-year-old Jacksonville software developer Michael Dunn on three counts of attempted murder, but declared a mistrial on a charge that he murdered 17-year-old black teenager Jordan Davis in a case that has drawn comparison to the killing of Trayvon Martin. Continue reading

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Olympics spur protests against Russia’s anti-gay law

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In response to international protests against a controversial Russian gay propaganda law, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rebuked world leaders who have shunned the games for political reasons. Continue reading

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