Archive for May, 2012

Federal court in Boston rules Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional
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Federal court in Boston rules Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional

In saying marriage is an issue for states to decide, appeals court is second in a week to call Doma unconstitutional By Chris McGreal A federal appeals court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act – Congress’s key legislation to block gay marriage – as unconstitutional in a ruling that will propel the issue […]

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HIV Infections in U.S. Disproportionately Impact Communities of Color and the Poor
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HIV Infections in U.S. Disproportionately Impact Communities of Color and the Poor

HIV Specialists Meet to Identify, Help Those Who Are Falling Through the Cracks WASHINGTON – With mounting evidence that many Americans remain the invisible people with HIV/AIDS who live in poverty, have limited health literacy, are diagnosed late in the course of their disease, and therefore, are the most likely to die of AIDS, leading members […]

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Facebook Stock Falls Below $30 a Share
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Facebook Stock Falls Below $30 a Share

Shares in the social networking site Facebook fell to less than $30 Tuesday. The price of Facebook dropped $3.07, almost 10 percent, to close at $28.84. Facebook shares are 24 percent lower since their highly publicized IPO on May 18th of $38. Financial experts say Facebook stock has been hurt by an oversupply of shares, […]

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China Beats US as World’s Top Auto Market
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China Beats US as World’s Top Auto Market

Young Americans ditching car keys for the keyboard By Ted Landphair Whole books and hundreds of studies have been written about the American “automobile culture” – our “love affair with the car.” But the United States is no longer the world’s largest auto market. China is. Time magazine cites a report from J.D. Power that […]

Mixed Reaction to Sentencing of Liberia’s Charles Taylor
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Mixed Reaction to Sentencing of Liberia’s Charles Taylor

By Nina Devries FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. Hundreds of people turned out at a courthouse in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, to watch as Taylor received his sentencing, broadcast live from The Hague. Musa […]

Grim News for Caribbean Economies
By May 30, 2012 Read More →

Grim News for Caribbean Economies

By Peter Richards GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – For yet another occasion, it was not the good news Caribbean leaders wanted to hear. Already stung by mixed economic growth ranging from a downturn in countries like Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to marginal growth in Barbados, St. Lucia […]

Egypt: Brotherhood Marches On Towards Presidency
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Egypt: Brotherhood Marches On Towards Presidency

Analysis by Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani CAIRO – Results of the first post-Mubarak presidential election last week have left most Egyptians stunned, with Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi coming in first and Ahmed Shafiq – ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister – coming in a close second. The two are now slated […]

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces $850,000 in Grant Awards
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The Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces $850,000 in Grant Awards

NEW YORK – In advance of the July 2012 International AIDS Conference, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced its first round of grants for calendar year 2012 totaling $850,000. Three grants have been awarded to AIDS United, The NAMES Project’s “Quilt-In the Capital 2012″ program, and the SERO Project’s “HIV Is Not a […]

Prince William misses Diana at his wedding
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Prince William misses Diana at his wedding

The Duke of Cambridge has said it was “very difficult” not to have his late mother at his wedding. Interviewed by US TV network ABC, Prince William agreed he had “missed” Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey. “It’s the one time since she’s died, where I’ve… thought to myself it would be fantastic if she was […]

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Soccer: South Africa entering crucial period, says Radebe
By May 29, 2012 Read More →

Soccer: South Africa entering crucial period, says Radebe

Former captain Lucas Radebe says that now is the time for South Africa to begin producing results. South Africa will stage the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, having failed to qualify for the last two tournaments. Bafana Bafana host Ethiopia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Sunday, two years after hosting the global event. […]

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