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Fake Mandela memorial sign language interpreter hospitalised

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 19 2013, 5:56am CST | by IANS

Johannesburg, Dec 19 (IANS) The sign language interpreter, who grabbed headlines across the world for allegedly using a fake sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial last week, has been admitted to a hospital in South Africa.
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Hillary Clinton: Don't Saddle Students With Debt

Oct 14 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Las Vegas crowd Monday night that more needs to be done to ensure young people can achieve their dreams and free students from onerous college debt "that can feel like an anchor tied to their feet dragging them down." "I think our young people deserve a fair shot," she told about 900 people gathered in a Bellagio reso ...
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# 7 Dispirited Liberal America

Oct 13 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Summary: In Liberal America these days, one encounters a good deal of hopelessness about the future of our country. Why the hopelessness? The difficult circumstances certainly play a part. But they are not answer enough. Hopelessness is also a sign of disconnection from the realm of the spirit. In that realm, there is no sense of "impossible." And this disconnection from the spirit is als ...
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South Africa Tells Dalai Lama: No Visa, No Cry

Oct 7 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The South African government asked the Dalai Lama to withdraw his application for a visa to visit the country, for reasons “in the national interest,” according to Guy Lieberman, a Tibetan activist who helped organize the three previous visits by the Dalai Lama to South Africa. The government had said that the Tibetan leader, who was scheduled to attend the Nobel Peace Laureates world summit this week, changed his mind about attending, “thus effectively cancelling his visa application.” The e ...
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Gen '97 Drives Struggle for Identity and Fairness in Hong Kong

Oct 3 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Hong Kong - On both sides of the barricades blocking this city's streets, media pundits from New York and Beijing assert that the protests in Hong Kong arise from demands for greater autonomy. Completely unnoticed is a major demographic shift in the region's population, which is redefining the issues that motivate the younger generation to shut down this global financial center. The leadership a ...
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Gen '97 Drives Struggle for Identity and Fairness in Hong Kong

Oct 3 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Hong Kong - On both sides of the barricades blocking this city's streets, media pundits from New York and Beijing assert that the protests in Hong Kong arise from demands for greater autonomy. Completely unnoticed is a major demographic shift in the region's population, which is redefining the issues that motivate the younger generation to shut down this global financial center. The leadership and activist numbers are coming from Generation '97, young pe ...
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12 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Kids From Too Many Pills

Oct 2 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

We are turning our kids into pill poppers. The rate of ADHD has tripled in just 20 years -- it is now diagnosed in 11 percent of all children aged 4-17 and is medicated in 6 percent of them. And the percentages get really crazy for teenage boys -- 20 percent are diagnosed and 10 percent are medicated. There is also compelling evidence that most of this "ADHD" comes from careless diagnosis. How else to explain that a child's date of birth is the best predict ...
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Fox News Pundit Winds Up On The Terrorist Watch List

Sep 23 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The Department Of Homeland Security is known for being somewhat overzealous with its terrorist watch list—Nelson Mandela was infamously on the list as late as 2008, for instance. Hundreds of thousands of people are routinely placed on the list, often for very minimal reasons. On Tuesday, the world got another glimpse into the baffling choices the federal government sometimes makes when conservative writer and Fox News pundit Stephen Hayes reveale ...
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Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

Sep 16 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This article originally appeared at TheNation.com We live in a time fraught with bad news. From the toll of violence and poverty to the escalating march of climate change, every week brings temptations to despair. Hope may actually be more beleaguered in the wake of a president who won the office in part by branding himself with it. Many have concluded that political participation has become a futile game. For myself, I deal with potential despair by fin ...
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