<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/transgender-woman-raped-immigration-center_n_5639822.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Transgender Woman Raped At Immigration Center Should Be Released, Activists Say</a>

Transgender Woman Raped At Immigration Center Should Be Released, Activists Say

By David Schwartz

PHOENIX, July 31 (Reuters) – Rights activists called on Thursday for the immediate release of a transgender women allegedly raped by her cellmate at an Arizona immigrant detention center, accusing authorities of refusing to provide for her safety.

The activists say immigration and detention center officials have shown they are incapable of protecting the 23-year-old woman following the alleged July 20 …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-b-rose/poor-sanitation-the-start_b_5630555.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition</a>

Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition

I just returned from a trip to India, where I was teaching at the Delhi Indian Institute of Technology, interacting with an eager group of future environmental scientists and engineers. As we discussed water pollution, a July 13 New York Times article reported on an emerging hypothesis that poor sanitation in India may be more responsible than lack of food for current rates of childhood malnutrition.

In spite of India’s rapid economic development, childhood malnutrition remains a serious problem in that country, even as parents are better able to feed their children. What lies behind …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/ebola-patient-coming-to-u_n_5639847.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">American Ebola Patient Coming To U.S.</a>

American Ebola Patient Coming To U.S.

(Recasts, adds details on patient being transferred to Atlanta)

By Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins

CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 31 (Reuters) – A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa is coming back to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.
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University of Maryland adds own plan to proposals for rescue of Corcoran Gallery

By David Montgomery

A third way to “save” the Corcoran Gallery of Art in as many days emerged in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday when Wallace Loh, president of the University of Maryland, testified that within six weeks he could deliver a proposal to balance the budget and keep the institution independent and in Washington, albeit in partnership with the flagship campus in College Park.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-terrio/post_8136_b_5639703.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Are We Failing At Empathy?</a>

Are We Failing At Empathy?

Screenwriting is an art of fakery. Put a few words of convincing jargon into the mouth of a cop or a corporate lawyer or a starship commander and the audience will believe you are an expert in criminal justice or antitrust law or the rebel alliance on the planet Xenon. Having written a screenplay about historical events in the Middle East doesn’t make me an expert on the region. But spending all day every day at a desk trying to project myself into the minds of other human beings, real or imaginary, has forced me to think in a sustained …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-gardels/wwi-centennial-lessons_b_5638193.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today</a>

On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

This week marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. WorldPost contributors such as Walter Russell Mead and Artyom Lukin have asked whether events in 2014 parallel those of 1914.

Here, seven scholars from the Belfer Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government offer the historical lessons they see.

- “Just because war would be folly and self-defeating does not mean that it cannot happen. None of the leaders of Europe in 1914 would have chosen the war they caused — and in the end all lost. By 1918, …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-kennedy-shriver/concentrate-on-africas-ch_b_5639675.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Concentrate on Africa's Children</a>

Concentrate on Africa's Children

President Obama is convening the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit with over 50 African leaders in Washington D.C. next week. The event will have a strong focus on Africa’s long-term economic growth, under the theme of “Investing in the Next Generation.”

To us, the next generation is, quite simply, Africa’s children. Some may think that concentrating on the economic well-being of Africa has little to do with children, but we strongly disagree. The economic future of Africa is all about the well-being of children — and with one in ten of our children dying every day, it would be a …read more

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