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Executive actions can be contentious all over the world

Friday, November 21, 2014

Some Republicans are so incensed about President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration that they're calling it illegal. It's easy to find similar disagreement over the use of presidential powers in other political systems around the world.
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How the Taliban took control of organized crime in Pakistan’s largest city

Friday, November 21, 2014

In Pakistan, the struggle against the local version of the Taliban is spreading, and not just in terms of terrorism. The group has muscled its way into the crime scene in Karachi, Pakistan, a booming city with lucrative opportunities in things like kidnapping and extortion.
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Ukrainians remember the first anniversary of the start of their revolution

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's been exactly a year since the first demonstration in Maidan Square in downtown Kiev. That protest led to a revolution in Ukraine, civil war and partial Russian occupation. Families have been torn apart. And it has left Ukrainians with mixed feelings.
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The Latin Grammy Awards turn into a party to celebrate immigration reform

Friday, November 21, 2014

And the Latin Grammy for best immigration reform plan goes to ... Barack Obama! The Latin Grammys, held on Thursday night in Las Vegas, delayed the start of the show for the announcement of new executive actions on immigration, and then cheered the new rules for the rest of the night.
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Gender equality is the next great fight in a post-apartheid South Africa

Friday, November 21, 2014

In a post-apartheid South Africa, gender inequality is rampant. But women and girls across the country are mounting a fierce fight for their rights.
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Tunisia looks set to move forward by electing a figure from its past

Friday, November 21, 2014

One of Tunisia's presidential candidates is getting an unexpected rock star treatment: 87-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, a longtime politician who's built in the mold of Tunisia's first president and other old-guarders. But some youth believe he's the only candidate who's serious about their concerns.
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There's no nuclear deal with Iran yet, but a 'Homeland' writer talks about a fictional one

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's crunch time in Vienna, where Iran and Western powers are negotiating a nuclear deal. The deadline is set for Monday, but in the world of "Homeland," that deadline passed a long time ago.
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I'm Hispanic and I don't like your plan, this woman tells Obama

Friday, November 21, 2014

Clara de Villar is a daughter of Dominican immigrants, but she's not cheering President Barack Obama's new executive actions on immigration. Here's why.
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Obama's immigration actions give a California family new hope for staying together

Friday, November 21, 2014

Millions of undocumented immigrants may benefit from President Obama’s actions, including families like the Manceras. The California couple is hoping their daughter's citizenship will help keep them together in the United States under rules announced on Thursday.
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Protests over Mexico's missing students are also about much bigger issues

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's been two months since 43 students went missing in Mexico, and demonstrators are still in the streets demanding accountability. But the protesters are also angry over Mexico's "national chaos," and are demonstrating for both answers and change.
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Initial reactions to Obama's immigration speech range from joy to disappointment to anger

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The president announced Thursday night that he will expand programs to allow undocumented immigrants to temporarily work and live legally in US, which is welcome news for those who qualify. But do President Obama's actions go too far — or not far enough?
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The battle for an obscure Syrian border town has turned into a major strategic clash

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kobani was an anonymous spot on the map not too long ago. But the Kurdish town along Syria’s border with Turkey has now become an important military prize for all the belligerents involved.
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Obama's expected immigration announcement is being greeted with mixed emotions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The president's immigration announcement will impact many undocumented immigrants, but many are going to be falling through the cracks.
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The spread of mondegreens should have ended with the Internet — but it hasn't

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Internet is supposed to be killing off misheard song lyrics, but think again. Those "mondegreens" are alive and well, even on the lyrics sites that try to end the confusion.
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The French are stunned that many of their own are winding up in ISIS training camps

Thursday, November 20, 2014

France is trying to come to terms with the fact that two of the killers identified in a beheading video are not only French citizens but converts to Islam, showing the frightening reach of jihadi ideology.
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The northeastern US isn't quite a winter 'wonderland' for refugees from warmer countries

Thursday, November 20, 2014

For new refugees coming to the US, there's always culture shock. But for refugees moving the Northeast, there are real challenges that come from settling in a cold, snowy part of the country.
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Black Brazilian women are building up their power — and they're even showing it with their hairstyle

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Despite over half of Brazilians claiming African descent, black Brazilians face widespread racism — which often manifests itself in violence. For the women of Miss Black Power Brazil, resistance against racism comes from a natural place — their hair.
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Indonesia has subjected policewomen to 'humiliating' virginity tests for decades

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Doubling the number of female police officers might seem like a positive step for Indonesia, but it won't be for the recruits who will have to endure a "humiliating and degrading" — and useless — virginity test to get onto the force.
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'Orange is the New Black' star Diane Guerrero describes her parents' deportation

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The immigrant parents of actress Diane Guerrero were deported to Colombia in 2000, where they still live. Guerrero was only 14 at the time, and struggled to fend for herself alone in the United States.
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Canada is slashing its spots for foreign guest workers, and resort towns are worried

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Temporary foreign workers are the backbone of seasonal resort towns. But a new law in Canada is making it harder to hire them, upsetting local business owners who say they won't have the workforce they need during peak tourist season.
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