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Russia reaches decision to block LinkedIn

By: Anna Yesilevskiy In 2014, as a response to the protests that were organized with the help of social media, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin created a law that required social networks with Russian users to store six months of data within the country’s borders. LinkedIn,

Opposition supporters hold a national a flag during a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal March 22, 2014. Two Venezuelans died from gunshot wounds during protests against Maduro, witnesses and local media said on Saturday, pushing the death toll from almost two months of anti-government protests to 33. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) ORG XMIT: VEN103

Economic troubles continue to plague Venzuela

Venezuela is in the midst of one of the most dire humanitarian crises South America has seen since European imperialism. The Venezuelan people are currently riffed with food shortages, rampant crime, and political upheaval. This denigration is due in large part to the collapse of

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Meet the power duo of Nicaragua

By: Anna Yesilevskiy Rosario Murillo ran for vice president of Nicaragua and her running mate was her husband, Daniel Ortega who is the current president of Nicaragua. Murillo has an academic background in English and French and in the 1970s, she published poetry and worked

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Tim Gunn advocates for plus-size women

The world of fashion has been a safe haven for women since the beginning. It is a place where women indulge in the temptation for vanity; it’s their therapy from the stress of the world. Unfortunately, not all fashion is created equal. High fashion is

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Taking a stand at the Western Wall

Protests over gender equality have broken out recently at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites. The groups protesting, primarily Conservative and Reformed diaspora Jews, are demanding that a space be set aside along the Western Wall for the genders to

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