Thalia Beaty

Thalia Beaty appears in the following:

DOJ: South Dakota Illegally Institutionalizes Thousands With Disabilities

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice says that the state illegally funnels people with disabilities into nursing homes instead of providing them with community or home-based care.

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Violence in Syria Forces Hospitals Underground and Into Caves

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

One humanitarian worker in Syria says that hospitals, medical workers, and doctors have become military targets in Aleppo. 


Drought Sabotages Critical Hydroelectric Dams

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Once reliable, hydroelectric dams in countries like Venezuela are no longer producing energy because of droughts and other climate changes. 


Children's Hospital Attacked in Syria

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The main facility for pediatric care in Aleppo was bombed on Thursday. Dozens of people were killed, including at least two doctors.


How 'Bad-Ass Librarians' Rescued Mali's Precious Texts from Jihadists

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When jihadists took over Timbuktu in 2012, a remarkable joint effort managed to save hundreds of thousands of invaluable illuminated manuscripts from destruction. 

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The Charmed and Tragic Life of Kick Kennedy

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy met a tragic fate at age 28 when she was killed in a plane crash flying to Paris. But she led a dynamic and influential life in the short time she had.

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White House Gives Community Colleges $100 Million Boost

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Obama Administration has promised to spend $100 million on expanding tuition-free training at community colleges. 

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Race to Ratify Follows Signing of Landmark Climate Agreement

Friday, April 22, 2016

More than 160 nations are formally signing the landmark Paris climate change agreement today, but it won't come into effect until at least 55 countries ratify it back home. 


Deadly Mediterranean Crossing Claims 500 Migrant Lives

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The International Organization for Migration reports that 160,547 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean in the first three months of this year—almost eight times as many as last year.


Gov. Jan Brewer: Trump is a 'Breath of Fresh Air'

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Brewer tells The Takeaway that she is standing with Mr. Trump. "I believe that there's many different ways that he can get payment out of Mexico in regards to the wall," she says.   

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Reviving an Old Moroccan Soundscape

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Library of Congress has re-released unique recordings from Morocco made in the 1959. 

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Holding Out Hope as Immigration Reaches the Supreme Court

Monday, April 18, 2016

With immigration at the steps of the Supreme Court, the lives of nearly five million undocumented immigrants hang in the balance.

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Hearing Photos on Facebook

Thursday, April 14, 2016

In the era of "pics or it didn't happen," photos are a huge part of the internet, and as of last week, Facebook is helping some of those photos reach people with visual impairments.

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Report: Blackwater CEO Tried to Sell Armed Planes to South Sudan

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A new investigation from The Intercept claims that Erik Prince tried to get around international law and sell planes to South Sudan in the middle of an intensifying civil war. 

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A New Vision from the Pope

Friday, April 08, 2016

A new document from Pope Francis on family issues will be a major part of his legacy. 

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America's Cyber War Against ISIS

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Can the U.S. break through the Islamic State's encryption network? Find out what a cyber war against ISIS would look like.

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Why Wisconsin Abandoned Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Barbara Lawton, the former lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, explains why she endorsed Sanders after campaigning for Clinton in 2008.

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Last Week, the Internet Broke

Friday, April 01, 2016

An incident last week shows how much programmers working on web applications depend on each other, and offers a lesson in the original ethos of the Internet. 


Anders Breivik and the Roots of European Extremism

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A book examining Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik reveals clues to fighting both xenophobia and Islamic extremism in Europe.


Obama Faces Heroin and Opiate Epidemic

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

As President Obama increases his efforts to tackle America's opiate and heroin epidemic, we speak with a doctor and and drug expert to examine if enough is being done. 

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