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UN condemns DR Congo rebel attack

UN condemns DR Congo rebel attack | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The UN Security Council condemns the resumption of rebel attacks in eastern DR Congo, as rebels advance towards provincial capital, Goma.
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FAKE: Atlanta officer did not kill Latoya Smith

FAKE: Atlanta officer did not kill Latoya Smith | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
It was a tragic story about a mother being shot and killed while breastfeeding.
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Caesars strikes deal to end main unit's costly bankruptcy

Caesars strikes deal to end main unit's costly bankruptcy | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Tuesday it has struck a crucial $5 billion deal with most of its casino operating unit's creditors, resolving billions of dollars in legal claims and paving the subsidiary's way out of a costly bankruptcy. Junior creditors led by hedge fund Appaloosa Management
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Tribal service deals could help Dakota pipeline impasse: Whiting CEO

Tribal service deals could help Dakota pipeline impasse: Whiting CEO | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The chief executive of North Dakota's largest oil producer, Whiting Petroleum Corp, says the standoff over the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline could be solved by giving economic opportunities, including supply and delivery contracts, to the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans. Thousands
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DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa - BBC News

DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa - BBC News | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Evidence for an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans.
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Congo faces 'large-scale crisis,' UN rights chief warns

Congo faces 'large-scale crisis,' UN rights chief warns | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is warning that a "large-scale crisis could be just around the corner" in Congo, where dozens of people have been killed this week in protests against a delayed presidential election.
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Serbia arrests 16 for trafficking migrants to Western Europe

Serbia arrests 16 for trafficking migrants to Western Europe | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Serbia has arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as part of increased efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants trying to reach Western Europe, the interior ministry said on Thursday. In a statement, the ministry said all 16 suspects detained
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Putin posthumously honors policeman killed by militants

Putin posthumously honors policeman killed by militants | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has given Russia's highest award to a police officer who was killed by militants after refusing to renounce his duties.
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Teen killed by Columbus, Ohio, police was shot while fleeing: family's attorneys

Teen killed by Columbus, Ohio, police was shot while fleeing: family's attorneys | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A forensic report released on Monday by attorneys representing the family of a 13-year old African American boy fatally shot by a white Columbus, Ohio, police officer last week said the teenager was shot three times while running away. Francisco Diaz, a Michigan medical examiner hired by the family&
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Discrimination widens U.S. wage gap between black and white workers: researchers

Discrimination widens U.S. wage gap between black and white workers: researchers | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The growing wage gap represents a stubborn disparity that researchers with the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute said should receive closer attention from government officials. The study by the think tank compared the 2015 wages of African-American and white workers with 1979 pay levels, when
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ExxonMobil to pay $12 million in Montana oil spill settlement

ExxonMobil to pay $12 million in Montana oil spill settlement | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to Montana and the U.S. government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline rupture in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on Wednesday. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company's Silvertip
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White House seeks improved tribal relations as pipeline fight lingers

White House seeks improved tribal relations as pipeline fight lingers | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The leaders of hundreds of Native American tribes will meet with President Barack Obama at his eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference at the White House next week, while thousands of activists are encamped on the North Dakota prairie protesting a $3.7 billion oil pipeline. The conference, designed
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Prisoners Stage Coordinated Strikes in Several States

Prisoners Stage Coordinated Strikes in Several States | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
State prisoners around the country have organized protests in recent days to draw attention to range of grievances, from compensation to prison conditions.
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Saudi man, Glenn Beck settle lawsuit over Boston bombing claim

Saudi man, Glenn Beck settle lawsuit over Boston bombing claim | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A Saudi Arabian man who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing has settled a lawsuit filed against U.S. conservative media commentator Glenn Beck for claiming the man had helped finance the deadly attack. The two sides on Wednesday declined to comment on the terms of the settlement deal, first
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California changes laws so children can no longer be prostitutes

California changes laws so children can no longer be prostitutes | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Children will no longer be classified as prostitutes in the U.S. state of California after a new law decriminalized prostitution for minors in a move praised by child rights campaigners. Coming on the back of a public campaign coined "There is No Such Thing" as a child prostitute, crimes of
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Two California men charged in suspected murder among 'furries'

Two California men charged in suspected murder among 'furries' | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Two men were charged on Tuesday in the triple murder of a Southern California couple and their friend in what local media reported may have been a crime among the so-called "furry" community of people who dress up in animal costumes. Joshua Acosta, 21, and Frank Felix, 25, were each charged
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Charlotte police shooting: Scott had a gun, not a book, chief says

Charlotte police shooting: Scott had a gun, not a book, chief says | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The man's family said he was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book, waiting for his son to come home from school.
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UN rights chief blames DR Congo govt over unrest

UN rights chief blames DR Congo govt over unrest | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The UN rights chief on Thursday directed blame at DR Congo's government for surging political tensions that sparked deadly clashes in the capital Kinshasa this week. "The authorities need to pull back from their extremely confrontational position and build bridges with the opposition,"
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Full transcript of AP interview with Syrian President Assad

Full transcript of AP interview with Syrian President Assad | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Associated Press sat down with Syrian President Bashar Assad at a palace in downtown Damascus. Here's a full transcript of the interview:
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President Assad to AP: Syria war will 'drag on' as part of global conflict

President Assad to AP: Syria war will 'drag on' as part of global conflict | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with AP News broadcast on Thursday that Syria's war will "drag on" as long as it is part of a global conflict funded and interfered in by other countries. "When you talk about it as part of a global conflict and a regional conflict, when
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Seattle high school football team kneels for national anthem

Seattle high school football team kneels for national anthem | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Players and coaches from Garfield High School knelt in unison before their game against West Seattle High School, and some West Seattle players also knelt, according to local news reports and social media. Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers' No. 2 quarterback, declined to stand during the national
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Oklahoma police release video of officer shooting unarmed black man

Oklahoma police release video of officer shooting unarmed black man | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma released video on Monday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man who had his hands in the air, and the U.S Justice Department said it was looking into the incident as a possible civil rights violation. Officer Betty Shelby shot Terence Crutcher, 40, whose sport
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Judge dismisses case against North Carolina's gay marriage opt-out law

Judge dismisses case against North Carolina's gay marriage opt-out law | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge threw out a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if they cite religious objections, claiming the couples who brought the suit failed to establish they were harmed by the law.
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Charlotte, N.C. in state of emergency after second night of violence

Charlotte, N.C. in state of emergency after second night of violence | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke to a state of emergency on Thursday with National Guard troops deployed on the streets after a second night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man. Four police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries, city officials said
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Prison Strike Begins In Alabama And North Carolina

Prison Strike Begins In Alabama And North Carolina | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Groups of prisoners have stopped reporting for their work duties, with more strikes and actions planned for the comin
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DNA Tests Prove Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest Culture | VICE | Australia / NZ

The genetic study helps show that the ancestors of today's Aboriginals came here about 58,000 years ago.
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