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Samantha Bee says visiting Rikers Island felt like "a Caribbean vacation"

"It was the most free I've felt in months."

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Repealing Obamacare won't just leave millions uncovered — it may violate international law

The U.N. is expressing "serious concern" about Republicans' efforts to repeal the ACA.
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Donald Trump tweeted that the UN has become a social club. Here's what it actually does.

Trump calls the U.N. — which saves millions of children, combats climate change and limits nuclear threats — "just a club."

White supremacists target Jewish community of Whitefish, Montana

White supremacists turn their attention to Jewish leaders in Whitefish, Montana, following a recent controversy.

Poll finds almost half of Americans support torturing prisoners of war

Back in 1999, a full 65% of U.S. citizens stood against torture. But today, they're much more comfortable with the idea.

While Apple celebrated the iPhone 7, Amnesty reminded us of the true cost of our gadgets

Amnesty International's tweet is a reminder that the consequences of child slavery are all around us.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Just Took a Stand to Punish New Yorkers Boycotting the State of Israel

"Legal experts have described this long pending anti-boycott policy as '21st-century McCarthyism'..."
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In One Quote, Snowden Just Destroyed the Biggest Myth About Privacy

The NSA whistleblower obliterated a myth that's all too common.

The Indonesian Military Requires a "Two-Finger" Virginity Tests for New Female Recruits

The army needs to make sure they're not "naughty."
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The Syrian Civil War Has Been Raging for 4 Years — Here's What the Country Looks Like Now

On the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, here's what has changed.
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One Tweet Sums Up America's Hypocrisy on the CIA Torture Report

America needs to take some of its own medicine.

This Is the Worst Op-Ed About Campus Rape You'll Ever Read

How not to talk about sexual assault, in one idiotic column.
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The West Loves the Story of Iran's Jailed 'Happy' Dancers For All the Wrong Reasons

American support for the women jailed for making a Pharrell parody video says more about the West than Iran.

What Michelle Obama Said About Internet Freedom Could Be a Good Lesson for America

The U.S. needs to practice what it preaches.
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A Gay Rights Organization Is Sending This Massive eCard “To Russia With Love”

It's a simple, elegant and beautiful campaign, and one that's so far working quite well.
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This Syrian Activist Was Fighting to Expose Atrocities, and Now She's Been Kidnapped

Razan Zaitouneh has been letting the world know what has been happening on the ground in Syria. Here's what you need to know.
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The Horrifying Way Doctors Were Used In the War On Terror

The CIA can apparently violate basic medical ethics without a second thought.
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California Is Using Gitmo Torture Tactics to Stop Protests In Prison

A California judge gives prison officials the right to force-feed prisoners participating in a hunger strike protesting solitary confinement. This is the very same tactic used in Guantanamo Bay.

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What is 'Sharknado'? A Talk With the Director Of the SyFy Sensation

The awesomely-bad made-for-tv movie 'Sharknado' has become an overnight sensation. Find out what the director has to say about his film's success, and catch up on today's top news.
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Mos Def Force Fed: Did He Just Become a Champion For Human Rights?

Bound to a chair and enduring agony, Mos Def took part in an exercise meant to display the inhuman nature of force-feeding performed on detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The impact was profound.

Ireland Abortion Bill: Europe's Biggest Holdout On Abortion Might Be Ready to Give In

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is currently under debate in the Irish Parliament. Does it go too far or does it not go far enough?
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Edward Snowden Aslyum: Will the NSA Whistle-blower Head to Iceland?

Edward Snowden has indicated that he may seek asylum in Iceland. But even his supporters there have said that it may not be his best option.