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Woman Can Go To Jail For Not Testifying In Her Own Rape Trial

Woman Can Go To Jail For Not Testifying In Her Own Rape Trial | The Global Village | Scoop.it
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman can be sent to jail for refusing to testify against the man she has accused of sexual assault, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday, although it suggested that might not be the best way to address her reluctance to take...
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NHS risk register release blocked

NHS risk register release blocked | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Governmental hubris

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Putting paedophiles in the picture

Putting paedophiles in the picture | The Global Village | Scoop.it
"We cannot police our way out of this," he said. "This is a social issue not a police issue."
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Lifelong learning personified

Lifelong learning personified | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A West Yorkshire lollipop man is studying for a second PhD, on top of 11 degrees.
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Catholic cover-up of abuse

Catholic cover-up of abuse | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Given the way Leveson was set up so quickly to examine the relationship between media and the state, surely we need something bigger, and independant, to look at the relationship between the Catholic hierarchy, priests and young boys?
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Living in the American Gothic house

Living in the American Gothic house | The Global Village | Scoop.it

The ways we live: Living with history.  

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Do human rights really exist?

Do human rights really exist? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Do "human rights" really exist, when they can be so easily taken away, asks Will Self.  
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Knowing & Being Known

Knowing & Being Known | The Global Village | Scoop.it

What are followers and friends and subscribers? As we use social media to engage and to share, what is the nature of that engagement, of the sharing?

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Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45.

I filmed my daughter every week, from birth up until she turned 12 years old an then made this time lapse edit in FCP.
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Queen Will Leave Behind Long Legacy Of Waving

As Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest reigning monarch in British history, we take a look at some of her most significant waving moments. 

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Heart Attack Grill strikes again? Owner calls diners 'risk-takers'

Heart Attack Grill strikes again? Owner calls diners 'risk-takers' | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Heart Attack Grill owner Joe Basso says he gives diners exactly what they want: a brush with death. Customers at his restaurant are "risk-takers," he says.  With one of his burgers weighing in at 10,000 calories, though, questions need to be asked about the morality of his marketing.

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A woman’s ‘intense interest’ in her partner shifts when grandchildren arrive - University of Oxford

A new study suggests that a woman’s most intense relationship in her 20s is with a member of the opposite sex, but after the age of 45 this relationship shifts to a much younger female who is likely to be her daughter.

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US nuns dismiss Vatican criticism

US nuns dismiss Vatican criticism | The Global Village | Scoop.it

As the male hierarchy of organised religion in the west speak increasingly stridently about "Militant Secularism" it is interesting to see the Inquisition has return to attempt to either silence Catholic nuns who speak for social justice or else to force them to speak out against homosexuality and abortion.  With no sense of irony the women are told to be obedient to the men, and a man is appointed to oversee and reform the womens' groups.  The Church Militant (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_militant_and_church_triumphant) is a dark and dangerous force.

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Only Cardinal Brady can take responsibility for his actions

Only Cardinal Brady can take responsibility for his actions | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Cardinal Brady made the boy swear an oath that he would never tell anyone about  his abuse except another priest. How can anyone argue that that is consistent  with good practice?  In fact, do you know what? Article 17 (1) (d) of the  Offences Against the State Act 1939 makes it a crime to administer an oath to  anyone that prevents that person reporting a crime. That was the law then, and  it’s the law still. Forcing anyone to take such an oath is a crime punishable by  a prison sentence of up to two years.

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US drug company in $1.6bn payout

US drug company in $1.6bn payout | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Drug firm Abbott Laboratories agrees to pay out $1.6bn (£1bn) after improperly marketing mood-stabilising drug Depakote.
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Homeless, abandoned teen bound for Harvard University

Homeless, abandoned teen bound for Harvard University | The Global Village | Scoop.it
wistv.com - 18 year old Dawn Loggins has a story to tell. She has been homeless, abandoned, and called a dropout.
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Where life is cheap and funerals are free

Where life is cheap and funerals are free | The Global Village | Scoop.it
In the country with the world's highest murder rate, a politician can win an election with a promise of free funerals for the poor.
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BBC - Lab UK - Experiments - Lab UK - Experiments - Can You Compete Under Pressure?

BBC - Lab UK - Experiments - Lab UK - Experiments - Can You Compete Under Pressure? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Can you compete under pressure?' is a groundbreaking science experiment to discover more about the psychology of performance under pressure.
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Granny army teaches in the cloud

Granny army teaches in the cloud | The Global Village | Scoop.it
How Skype is connecting UK grannies with children thousands of miles away in India.
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Student cheats, gets caught -- and his father sues. What gives?

Student cheats, gets caught -- and his father sues. What gives? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Kids -- and their parents -- are so intent on the most glowing high school records that almost anything goes. Professional tutors and counselors galore.
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A Mother's Tale

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The mother of an 18-year-old shot in both legs in Londonderry says she believes he was targeted because he was a drug user.
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Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says

Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The new mantra for a growing number of American youths: Party hard, die young and leave a good-looking corpse.
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Way to go, USA: Seniors get the TSA runaround, lose $300

Way to go, USA: Seniors get the TSA runaround, lose $300 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Omer Petti and Madge Woodward expected the alarms to go off at the airport security's metal detector when they were flying home to Detroit after visiting family recently near San Diego.
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London council 'social cleansing'

London council 'social cleansing' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Newham Council is accused of beginning the "social cleansing" of London by asking a Stoke housing association to take on up to 500 families on housing benefit.
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In defence of obscure words

In defence of obscure words | The Global Village | Scoop.it
We chase "fast culture" at our peril - unusual words and difficult art are good for us, says Will Self.
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