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Ireland set to vote on historic abortion referendum

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In one of the most conservative European countries on reproductive rights, Ireland will vote on a woman’s right to choose.

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Disemboweled: Haiti endures decades of foul foreign hostilities and policies

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Perhaps I am more disconcerted at the fact that one day in my high school class, I heard a 16-year-old white male child suggest that the U.S. should just go into Haiti with “guns-a-blazing and take over the country.”

Imagine the initial shock, rage and disbelief I endured in trying not to lose my everlasting mind. I mean, given the circumstances that I am the only Black male educator on staff, I knew that my reaction would be heavily scrutinized by the progenitors of the loyal, supports of Trump. Hey, it was a tight situation.

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U.S. fails to cut the check for refugee agency helping Palestinians

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Lives of thousands of Palestinians sit in a more fragile state as a refugee agency reports that the U.S. did not disperse a $120 million promised payment.

The failed delivery follows a threat issued by Donald Trump and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley that aid would be cut when Palestinians and others denounced the U.S. Administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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U.N. renounces Trump’s Jerusalem decision; Haley throws a ‘friendship’ party

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During a special emergency session on Thursday, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling for the revocation of President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Yemen’s Ambassador Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany introduced the U.N. resolution. Alyemany is part of a bloc of Middle-Eastern officials that condemned Trump’s announcement on December 6, which also included plans that the United States would move their headquarters from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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