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Who has the right to self-defense?

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Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on the cover of Vogue.

The Obama administration has no plans for leniency for unaccompanied migrant children.

On Sally Ride: “To be first is to relinquish the complicated specifics of your story and become a caricature, a stand-in for the ideals of a movement or for the hope and pain of a moment in history.”

Who has the right to self-defense?

On the decriminalization of condoms as evidence of prostitution in NYC, and why it really matters.

Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on ...

How U.S. policy contributes to gendered violence in Mexico

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For anyone paying attention to the immigration debate in the U.S., you’ve probably heard something about drug-related violence in Mexico. Quite possibly it was explained as “their” problem, an issue isolated to Mexico’s history and concern. 

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For anyone paying attention to the immigration debate in the U.S., you’ve probably heard something about drug-related violence in Mexico. Quite possibly it was explained ...

Experts Say George Zimmerman wasn’t screaming for help

George Zimmerman claims he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self- defense, though Zimmerman outweighed Martin by over 60 pounds and though his gun outarmed Martin’s pack of skittles. Part of Zimmerman’s dubious defense claim is that he was the one whose screams for help can be heard on the 911 calls made by concerned neighbors. But experts say this is not the case.  The Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Weiner, has the story:

As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot? A leading expert in the field of forensic voice identification sought to answer that question by analyzing the ...

George Zimmerman claims he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self- defense, though Zimmerman outweighed Martin by over 60 pounds and though his gun outarmed Martin’s pack of skittles. Part of Zimmerman’s dubious defense claim is that ...