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  • Child prostitutes should be treated not as criminals but as victims of sexual abuse, just like children involved in pornography, according to a September 2013 report by the National Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The reasoning behind this approach is that many children performing these sexual duties …

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  • This year Britain has seen a rapid increase in rough sleepers, leaving many homeless people to survive the rough winter and cold temperatures. Budget cuts in Britain are one of the leading factors in the rise of homeless people. Unfortunately, local authorities open emergency shelters only when zero temperatures are …

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  • At the same time that human beings are facing multiple, unprecedented environmental calamities including climate change, acidification of the ocean, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, melting icecaps, ground water pollution, and other ecological catastrophes – the number of U.S. science reporters is rapidly declining, resulting in an information gap that is …

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  • Researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand found that the Genetically Modified (GM) strategy used in North America crop production is limiting production and increasing pesticide use, compared with farming in countries that do not use these strategies.  This study, published in June 2013 in the International Journal …

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  • At an estimated cost of more than $11 billion, the life-extension program for the B61 bomb would be the most ambitious and expensive nuclear warhead refurbishment in history. Two of the Senate’s appropriations subcommittees—Energy and Water, as well as Defense—slashed allotted spending on it in their respective fiscal 2014 funding …

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