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

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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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Nasty LinkedIn rejection goes viral

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When you’re a city’s “Communicator of the Year” and have hailed yourself as a “passionate advocate” for job-seekers, you probably ought not blast one of those job-seekers in a snide, dismissive e-mail. Because the Internet hates that sort of thing. ...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman died of acute mixed drug intoxication

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New York (CNN) — Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead February 2 on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment with a syringe in his left arm, died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and ...

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Ukraine official: 8 Russian cargo planes in Crimea

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SEVASTOPOL, UKRAINE: Armed men took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin’s iron hand in Ukraine. President Barack Obama warned Moscow ...

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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

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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

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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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Indian-American firm to pay $15 million to resolve fraud claims

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NEW YORK: A diagnostic firm founded by an Indian-American physician, will pay over USD 15 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that it falsely billed for health tests that were never performed. Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG) has agreed to ...

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India to block US trade probes, ready for fight at WTO

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NEW DELHI: India has decided to block investigations by the United States into its trade policies and patent laws, and prepare for a battle at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a move that could escalate already-strained tension between the two ...

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