January 2017

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Immigration officials coerced Yemenis to sign away green cards, suit claims

Brothers were detained and forced to sign papers revoking US residency they neither read nor understood and placed on flight back to Ethiopia, lawyers say Two Yemeni brothers detained by US immigration officials on Saturday were unlawfully coerced into relinquishing their green cards and forced to return to Ethiopia just hours after Donald Trump signed […]

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Boy Scouts of America allows transgender children who identify as boys to enroll

Organisation now bases enrollment in boys-only programs on the gender listed on application to become a scout The Boy Scouts of America now allows transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs. The organization said on Monday it had decided to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender […]

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More than 100 natural world heritage sites degraded by human activity, says report

Forest loss worst in North America and Australia, with 63% of sites under increased pressure from infrastructure, agriculture and settlements More than 100 of the worlds most precious natural assets are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities, according to a study examining direct human footprints and forest losses. Natural world heritage sites are are […]

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Police give terminally ill teen her bucket-list wish to stun gun someone

Alyssa Elkins says it was awesome to zap Ohio sergeant who volunteered for the task to make her day Police in central Ohio helped a teenage leukaemia patient cross off quite a shocking bucket-list item: she wanted to use a stun gun on someone. After a bit of training from Newark police, 16-year-old Alyssa Elkins […]

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Be fierce, furious, and fight! Join the Raccoons of the Resistance! | First Dog on the Moon

The Raccoons of the Resistance will help you channel your anger against the actual literal coup in the USA with this handy coup-resisting guide

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US Olympic Committee: foreign athletes will not be affected by Trump travel ban

The US Olympic Committee has been told by Donald Trumps travel ban should not impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events The US Olympic Committee has been told by Donald Trumps government that the ban on visitors from some Muslim-majority countries should not impact athletes traveling to the United States for international […]

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Justin Trudeau’s tweets wont make Canada a refugee havenbut popular pressure can | Martin Lukacs

The Prime Ministers refugee-friendly branding has veiled Canadas fortress policies that are in urgent need of overhaul It was a tweet heard around the world: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus rejoinder to Donald Trumps repugnant Muslim travel ban that has sparked outrage around the world. To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome […]

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Saudi Arabia signals end of tax-free living as oil revenues slump

Cabinet approves an IMF-backed value-added tax to be imposed across the Gulf in bid to cut budget deficit Tax-free living will soon be a thing of the past for Saudis after its cabinet on Monday approved an IMF-backed value-added tax to be imposed across the Gulf following an oil slump. A 5% levy will apply […]

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Trump’s travel ban hits hospitals hard

(CNN)The White House’s travel ban encompassing seven majority-Muslim countries is a blunt instrument that’s already wreaking havoc and the impact is already being disproportionately felt in American health care. The administration emphasizes it’s preventing only a “small percentage” of global travelers from entering or leaving the country, but our hospitals rely on a steady influx […]

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A Reality Check of Trump’s first week in office

Washington (CNN)It’s been a busy week for President Donald Trump as he settles into the presidency. Here’s a look at some of the more eye-opening statements of the week: Crime in the city

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