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Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike

Silvio Cascione – Reuters, 4/17/2014

A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil‘s third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of football fans for the World Cup, authorities said. 71 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Paternalism, Old or New, Blinds

22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.

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Education

Quvenzhané

“My name is not Annie. It is Quvenzhané.”

Each syllable in your name, Qu-ven-zha-ne, is a vibration making up a word; and, that word is a symbol.

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Dr. SaFiya D. Hoskins

Gladys the Gorilla's 1st Easter Egg Hunt

For today’s Phun Phriday post, I give you a video of gorillas going on an Easter egg hunt at the Cincinnati zoo.  They do it a bit differently than humans…

Education

Students Exempt From Graduation Requirement

(Las Vegas, NV) — Next year’s high school freshmen and sophomores will still get a diploma, even if they fail the new state-wide exams.

The Nevada Board of Education has exempted those students as Nevada phases in a new proficiency exam. 34 more words

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A Sacrifice? Look past Easter to what Jesus really did @Enwrightened

Have you ever wondered why Jesus dying was a sacrifice at all? I mean, he is God and would rise again anyway, so how is that a sacrifice on Jesus’ or The Father’s part? 65 more words

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