The Unreported

Sandy Victims Still Stranded [Video]

Nearly two months after homes in Staten Island, NY were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, residents say they’re still struggling with red tape as they try to get the government to help

  • December 31, 2012
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  • Joe Schoffstall
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Soldier Suicides Outnumber Combat Deaths in 2012

American soldier suicides continue to outnumber combat-related deaths in 2012, and the trajectory for soldier suicides continues to get worse

  • December 28, 2012
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  • CBS DC
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A Desperate Plea from China Found in K-Mart Product

Oregon mother Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween. What she didn’t expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers forced to make the holiday decorations in brutal conditions

  • December 27, 2012
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  • Helen Pow
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Kenyan Hospitals Hold New Mothers Hostage

The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges what he’s accused of: detaining mothers who can’t pay their bills. Lazarus Omondi says it’s the only way he can keep his medical center running

  • December 27, 2012
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  • JASON STRAZIUSO
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Indian Journalist Killed Amid Gang Rape Protests

Authorities in India are investigating the death of Bwizamani Singh, a reporter who was killed after police opened fire on a crowd of protesters on Sunday, according to the Associated Press

  • December 27, 2012
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  • The Huffington Post
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Gang Rape Victim Raped by Cops

A gang-rape victim from Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar, who was again violated by the investigating officer probing her case, has now alleged that she was also raped by the inspector in charge of the police station where she had lodged her complaint

  • December 26, 2012
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  • Pervez Iqbal Siddiqui
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Sandy Claus Brings Christmas to Children Who Lost Toys to the Hurricane

Dressed up in a bushy white beard and red suit and carrying a sack full of toys, Michael Sciaraffo could easily be mistaken for the real Father Christmas as he delivers gifts in storm-ravaged neighborhoods

  • December 21, 2012
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  • Sam Adams
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Raid on Kenyan Village Leaves Dozens Dead

At least 39 people were killed when farmers raided a village of herders in south-eastern Kenya early on Friday in renewed fighting between two communities with a history of violent animosity, a police official said

  • December 21, 2012
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  • The Associated Press in Nairobi
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U.S. Cities See Rise in Homelessness, Hunger

Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said on Thursday

  • December 20, 2012
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  • Susan Heavey and Lisa Lambert and Lucia Mutikani
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What the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Report About Guns

In the midst of all the anti-gun hysteria following the senseless murder of 26 people – 20 of them first graders – at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one story that is repeatedly overlooked is how often a firearm has been used to save lives and stop senseless murders

  • December 20, 2012
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  • J. D. Heyes
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Indefinite Detention of Americans Without Charge or Trial is Back… Again

Lawmakers in Washington have stripped an amendment from next year’s National Defense Authorization Act that could have kept the government from indefinitely detaining US citizens without charge or trial

  • December 20, 2012
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  • RT News
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Congress Quietly Abandons the Fifth Amendment…

What everyone must understand is that American politics doesn’t work the way you’d think it would. Most people presume that government officials would never willfully withhold penicillin from men with syphilis just to see what would happen if the disease went untreated

  • December 20, 2012
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  • Conor Friedersdorf
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Syrian Children Dying in Refugee Camps

One-year-old Ali Ghazawi, born with a heart defect, faced a battle for survival even before his family fled Syria’s civil war. It was a struggle he lost two weeks ago in the bitter winter cold of a tented refugee camp in north Jordan

  • December 17, 2012
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  • Suleiman Al-Khalidi
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Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent Sue Over Fast and Furious

The family of a murdered Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched Fast and Furious operation to track smuggled guns to Mexico

  • December 15, 2012
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  • Associated Press
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Gitmo Report Quietly Released Amid Conn. Shooting

The White House released a required report on its anti-jihad operations Friday, showing the administration is holding 166 suspected terrorists in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp, despite President Barack Obama’s 2008 promise to close the facility permanently

  • December 15, 2012
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  • Neil Munro
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Pakistan Military Accused of Human Rights Abuses

The Pakistani military has carried out widespread human rights abuses in the country’s north-western tribal region where the army is fighting a domestic Taliban insurgency, according to a new report from Amnesty International

  • December 13, 2012
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  • Associated Press
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American Detained in North Korea

Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American tour operator and U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, U.S. officials said Tuesday, CNN reports

  • December 13, 2012
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  • The Huffington Post
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Genocide Unnoticed

Earlier this year a Buddhist woman was raped and murdered in western Myanmar. The authorities charged three Muslim men. A week later, 10 Muslims were murdered in a revenge attack. What happened next was hidden from the outside world…

  • December 12, 2012
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  • Al Jazeera
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