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A Terror Attack Didn't Sway France's Election, But That's No Surprise

Just three days before the French would cast their votes in the first round of an election with potential drastic effects for the future of the country, a French national from an eastern Paris suburb shot dead a policeman and wounded two others on Paris’ famed Champs Elysées. The gunman, identified as 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi, was well known to authorities ...

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Do You Know Where Your Clothes Come From?

Have you ever considered where your clothing comes from? No, not the brand name, but the workers who stitched together your outfit at a tremendously small wage. Fast fashion brands like H&M, Nordstrom, GAP, and Forever 21 depend on vastly underpaid workers (as little as $4/hour) to make clothing at alarming rates to meet consumer demand. Most fast fashion brands ...

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France Could Elect A President With Seriously Troubling Ideas About Religion

Marine Le Pen , the leader of France’s far-right, anti-immigrant National Front party, came in second place Sunday in the country’s first round of voting in the presidential election. The presidency now depends on a May 7 runoff election between Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent, centrist candidate who is being supported by French and European politicians across the political ...

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Death Toll In Venezuela's Anti-Government Protests Climbs

0SHARESShare CARACAS, April 24 (Reuters) – At least one person was killed in political unrest in Venezuela on Monday as anti-government protests entered a fourth week with mass “sit-ins” to press demands for early elections. A local government worker was shot dead in the Andean state of Merida at a counter-protest rally in favor of the socialist government, while another ...

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This Former White Supremacist Is Helping Others Leave Hate Behind

As a 14-year-old in 1980s Chicago, Christian Picciolini was ripe for recruitment into a hate group: He was bullied, didn’t have a lot of friends and felt “abandoned” by his Italian immigrant parents who worked long hours. One day, when he was standing in an alley smoking a joint, a car pulled up, and a man with a shaved head ...

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A US Citizen Was Killed In War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

Aleksey Filippov / AFP / Getty Images A US paramedic working in eastern Ukraine died on Sunday when his vehicle hit a landmine inside territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists operating there. Jospeh Stone, 36, was working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has had a 600 person-strong observer mission inside the country since 2014. The ...

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The State Department Wrote About Mar-A-Lago And People Are Not Happy

The condensed version of a blog post explaining the history of Trump’s private club, which the article called “the winter White House,” went viral on Monday. President Donald Trump has spent the vast majority of his weekends since taking office at Mar-a-Lago, his private estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The White House has argued that the estate counts as a ...

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