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News You Really Need To See: “Chad Bans Full Veil After Deadly Boko Haram Attacks”

“Chad Bans Full Veil After Deadly Boko Haram Attacks” Al Arabiya [Saudi], June 18, 2015 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/africa/2015/06/18/Chad-bans-full-veil-after-deadly-Boko-Haram-attacks.html “Chad on Wednesday banned the full-face Muslim veil and instructed security forces to burn burqas seized in the markets after 33 people were killed … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Melinda Gates on Global Development

June 3, 2015 by Darius  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s single largest private foundation and has taken as its mission improving health care and reducing extreme poverty around the world.  By some accounts, the Gates Foundation … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Hidden Reason for Poverty the World Needs to Address Now”

Apr. 28, 2015 by Darius  Over the past 35 years, the percentage of people around the world living in extreme poverty, less than a dollar a day, has fallen from around 50% to only 15%.  But if the poverty threshold … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Turkey’s President Accuses Advocates of Birth Control of Being Traitors”

“Turkey’s President Accuses Advocates of Birth Control of Being Traitors” The New York Times, December 23, 2014, p.A8 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/world/europe/erdogan-turkey-president-says-contraception-supporters-traitors.html?_r=0 “He has called women unequal to men.  He has demanded that some high school students learn an Ottoman-era script scrapped nearly a … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Pfizer and Aid Groups Team Up to Offer Contraceptive for the Developing World”

“Pfizer and Aid Groups Team Up to Offer Contraceptive for the Developing World” The New York Times, November 14, 2014, p.B3 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/business/pfizer-and-aid-groups-team-up-on-depo-provera-for-developing-world.html “Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive given once every three months, is already a popular choice of women in developing countries, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Take It or Leave It”

“Take It or Leave It” The Economist, November 1-7, 2014 http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21628596-ordinary-iranians-are-losing-interest-mosque-take-it-or-leave-it “By law, all public buildings in Iran must have prayer rooms.  But travelling around the country you will find few shoes at prayer time outside these rooms in bus stations, office … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Foundation”

Oct. 21,  2014 by Darius  I recently finished Foundation by Isaac Asimov.  Published in 1951, Foundation remains a classic of the science fiction genre. Foundation is set in what is presumably the future.  The entire galaxy is inhabited by humans, and … Continue reading

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