Monthly Archives: April 2015

China Restricts Travel By Shenzhen Residents To Hong Kong

A man pushing a stroller passes parallel traders in Hong Kong distributing goods to be brought into Shenzhen, China, on Monday. China said it will limit the number of visits that residents of Shenzhen can make to Hong Kong. The move is an attempt to ease the flow of mainland visitors in the former British colony. Bobby Yip/Reuters /Landov hide ...

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A Far-Right Family Feud In France Appears To Claim Movement's Icon

The founder of France’s far-right National Front party, Jean-Marie Le Pen, attends a news conference in Nanterre on March 22. Le Pen says he won’t run in the upcoming regional elections – just days after falling out with his daughter and political successor, Marine Le Pen, over his comments about Germany’s gas chambers and France’s wartime leadership. Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters /Landov ...

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After Global Protests, Kenya Finally Sentences 3 Men Who Raped A Teen

In March, demonstrators in Nairobi demanded tougher punishment for assailants of women and girls. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Anadolu Agency/Getty Images At 16, Liz was beaten and repeatedly raped, then thrown unconscious into a pit latrine in Busia County, in Western Kenya. The local police doled out their own brand of ‘punishment’ — they ordered the assailants ...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Marriage

7 min 19 sec Download The small town of Wahpeton, N.D., is one of the places where conversations on same-sex marriage are playing out in schools, churches and families. Maggie Penman/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Maggie Penman/NPR Wahpeton, N.D., is about an hourlong drive from Fargo, through vast, empty farmland that’s brown and yellow this time of year. It will ...

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

4 min 32 sec Download This spiral CT image of the chest shows a large malignant mass (purple) in one lung. A conventional chest X-ray could have missed this tumor, radiologists say. Medical Body Scans/Science Source hide caption itoggle caption Medical Body Scans/Science Source In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for ...

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Rubio's Path To The Nomination And 3 Obstacles In His Way

Marco Rubio celebrates on stage with his family in 2010 after winning his U.S. Senate seat in Florida when he was just 39 years old. Now, he’s expected to embark on a run for president. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption itoggle caption Alan Diaz/AP Marco Rubio, the charismatic, Hispanic, young (and even younger looking) freshman senator from Florida is launching his ...

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With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

President Obama, seen shaking hands with Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, engaged in the first substantive face-to-face U.S.-Cuba talks in more than 50 years. Scott Horsley/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Scott Horsley/NPR The hemispheric summit meeting that just wrapped up in Panama was the first to include the president of Cuba. But even if Raul ...

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'Hillary Clinton' Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The Rodham?

Hillary Clinton announced Sunday she is running for president. But without her maiden name, Rodham, a name she had held onto for many years, including in 1992 when her husband Bill ran for president. Tom Holoubek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Tom Holoubek/AFP/Getty Images When the former senator, secretary of state and first lady announced for president on Sunday she ...

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