Tag Archives: Social Issues

10Mar/15

University of Oklahoma expels two students over racist video

The University of Oklahoma expels two students linked to a video showing members of a fraternity singing a song filled with racial epithets.
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10Mar/15

Israel’s Lieberman says Israel’s disloyal Arabs should be beheaded

Israel’s FM Lieberman, known for his controversial policy to impose a loyalty oath on Israel’s Arab minority, says those who are disloyal to Israel should be beheaded.
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09Mar/15

University of Oklahoma shuts “disgraceful” fraternity for racist video

University of Oklahoma bands together to discredit racist behavior of campus fraternity.
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09Mar/15

France debates ‘deep sleep’ option at end of life, no euthanasia

Some say it’s euthanasia, others say it’s not enough, French legislators are to start examining a draft law which would give the right to “deep and ongoing sedation” until death for terminally ill patients.

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08Mar/15

On Selma anniversary, Obama says racial progress made but more needed

U.S. President Barack Obama observes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights confrontation in March 1965 in which police in Selma, Alabama beat protesters marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for African Americans.
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08Mar/15

World leaders vow to reach gender balanced world by 2030

World leaders including Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu and Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urge the international community to do more to reach global gender equality by 2030.
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27Feb/15

Jeb Bush greeted at CPAC with cheers and boos

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is greeted at a conservative political conference in Maryland to cheers and boos, as Tea Party members walk out during his speech. Bush says the United States needs to “put ISIS (Islamic State) around a noose.”
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27Feb/15

Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis tells president: Let me die

A fourteen-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet to authorize her euthanasia.

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