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Nation Nov 04Rolling Stone’s discredited U.Va. rape exposé defamed administrator, jury finds
A federal jury on Friday found that Rolling Stone magazine and one of its journalists had defamed a University of Virginia administrator over a retracted story. The jury decided that article author Sabrina Rubin Erdely had committed libel with actual malice.
World Nov 04National Geographic ‘Afghan Girl’ to be deported from Pakistan
A Pakistan judge ordered the deportation of "Afghan girl" Sharbat Gula. The nation has been cracking down on Afghan migrants living in the country illegally.
World Nov 03This year, more migrants dead or lost in the Mediterranean than in 2015
At least 239 people are missing from two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in recent days, the United Nations migration agency said Thursday. So far this year, the latest tragedy brings the total to 4,220 migrants who have died…
Health Nov 02Breast cancer deaths might double by 2030, reports say
Cancer deaths among women are expected to climb 60 percent globally by 2030, based on estimates released Tuesday.
World Nov 01Women fleeing Boko Haram abused by forces meant to protect them, report finds
The Nigerian president has ordered police and state leaders to investigate claims that government officials and soldiers raped and assaulted refugees fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Health Oct 31Male contraceptive tests nearly 100-percent effective, poses side effects
The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found the contraceptive was 96-percent effective when men received two hormone injections every eight weeks.
World Oct 28Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve
The deal protects 600,000 square miles of ocean, which is more than twice the size of Texas, near the Ross Sea ice shelf, banning all fishing in nearly three-fourths of the reserve. Scientists will still be allowed to catch small…
Arts Oct 27Modern art, meet emojis in a new museum exhibit
The original digital emoticons have attained “art” status at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
World Oct 27National Geographic’s green-eyed Afghan girl arrested
The Afghan girl with strikingly green eyes featured on the cover of National Geographic in 1985 was arrested Wednesday in Pakistan for illegally obtaining national identity cards.
Nation Oct 26‘Jackie’ of retracted Rolling Stone story says PTSD fogged memory
The former University of Virginia student, whose account of a campus rape was the center of a retracted Rolling Stone article, said she suffered from PTSD.