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Sex in men’s prisons: ‘The US system cultivates rape. If you treat people like animals, they behave like it’


The crook of another man’s elbow is on my Adam’s apple, pressing down, choking me. After just a couple of seconds, I panic and gasp. Shaun Attwood, who spent more than five years in some of America’s toughest prisons, including ...

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Knife-wielding men kill 27, injure 109 in China train station


BEIJING: A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern Chinese city of Kunming on Saturday, leaving at least 27 people dead and 109 injured, AFP reported quoting China’s official news agency Xinhua. Earlier, AP reported quoting Xinhua ...

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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017


WASHINGTON, Feb 2014 (UPI) — Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday. Speaking with Univision Radio, the president said House Republicans have “refused so far to act,” and urged listeners to put pressure ...

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Obama taunts ‘scared’ Republicans, says immigration reform is a priority


President Obama told House Democrats Friday that comprehensive immigration reform remains a top priority for this year in spite of Republican lawmakers who are “scared” of the political consequences. “They’re worried and they’re scared about the political blowback,” Mr. Obama ...

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Congress indicates merger with TRS, but Chandrasekhar Rao remains noncommittal


NEW DELHI: Congress and TRS on Wednesday gave divergent versions on the issue of merger even after their leaders have held a series of meetings since Parliament gave its nod for creation of Telangana last week. Congress claimed that TRS chief KChandrasekhar Rao has given ...

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