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Syria and Security Council Criticized by Rights Panel - New York Times

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Free Speech Radio News Syria and Security Council Criticized by Rights Panel New York Times UNITED NATIONS — A commission of inquiry established by the United Nations to investigate human rights abuses in Syria singles out the government and its...
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This article is very interesting because it talks about the crisis Syria is going through. I think it's very sad how people have been affected because of protests and just everything in general. Security in Syria is not safe at this moment. There has been many cases of starvation and safety.

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Minnesota Twins: Wilkin Ramirez upset about going on disabled list - Pioneer Press

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Minnesota Twins: Wilkin Ramirez upset about going on disabled list Pioneer Press Minnesota Twins center fielder Wilkin Ramirez, right, and left fielder Josh Willingham collide after chasing a fly ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante during the...
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Well, I mean it happens this time he couldn't play but I mean it was only a cut in the lip so he should be fine. He didn't know the name of the months of the year in reverse order. His body was sore. He was scared because he thought he had been injured. It was only a crash while playing during Saturday's game. I think it's okay to feel upset for going into the disabled list. It won't be for long. He'll be fine.

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Genetic mutation fuels childhood obesity - Study

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Ever wondered why some people can eat just about anything without gaining a pound, while others struggle to cut down their weight despite adopting all weight loss measure.

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This article was very interesting. It really brought my attention because now a days many children suffer from obesity. The study that was carried on showed the difference between those children who had the gene mutation to those who didn't carry it. The results were shocking. Researchers discovered a gene mutation which is responsible for having a slow metabolism, or the rate at which calories in the body are burnt. The study was done to children to check if the gene was responsible for fuelling human obesity. In the end, the study said that children with gene mutation were more likely to have an increased appetite, slower metabolism, lower heart rate and also a severe insulin resistance as compared to those who didn't carry the gene mutation in their body.

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Genetic mutation fuels childhood obesity - Study http://bit.ly/HqoxbV

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Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation called KSR2. This mutation triggers hunger pangs in obese and overweight patients. The researchers also state that it is a reason for slow metabolisms

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How gay rights has become a foreign policy issue - The Times Herald

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How gay rights has become a foreign policy issue
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Gay rights/LGBTI protesters demonstrated outside Londons Commonwealths HQ in London in protest at gay and human rights violations within member states.
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This article was quite interesting. It shows how gay rights are spreading not only throughout USA but throughout the world. Of course there are many who oppose to it still, like the Republicans. It talks about how the US and Obama show support to gay rights. Equality for everyone's rights no matter what sex type you are is what it is being asked for in a nutshell.

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Russia Needs Human Rights - National Review Online (blog)

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FrontPage Magazine Russia Needs Human Rights National Review Online (blog) Item: In the year 2000, Russia had a vibrant free mass media, but over the past decade the regime of Vladimir Putin has used various pretexts to take over or close down...
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This article was quite interesting. It explained many of the issues for why many people in Russia have to go through. It talks about Russia's last independent TV network, Dozhd being eliminated. This article addresses how many think that the Sochi Olympics are just a display of world historic corruption. Something I thought was important was when they talk about if Russian activists dare to speak about any issues, chances are they will be sent to prison. To me this seems cruel. Pretty much no one can't talk about events that are circulating around them or else they will be paying the consequences of speaking up. This shows that no one's life, liberty, and property is secure. Everyone's rights should be respected. The article talks about how police in Russia deny to protect gays from violent attacks. It has a lot of information and it touches many events that are happening today in Russia.

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