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Friday, May 20, 2011

Report: 48 Rapes Every Hour In DR Congo

A new study released this month in the American Journal of Public Health found that in the Democratic Republic of Congo, four women are raped every five minutes—26 times the rate previously reported by the United Nations.

We speak to Tia Palermo, a co-author on the study, and Jocelyn Kelly of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.


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Gravitational Waves Discovery Confirms Einstein’s Theory

Scientists detected the gravitational waves after a pair of unusual black holes collided.

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Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

The border city is recreating itself after years of bloodshed – something Pope Francis lived through in Argentina.

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A Senator Makes The Case For Authorizing Use Of Force Against ISIS

It's been a year since the president asked Congress to authorize the offensive already underway. Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing for a vote.

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A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, "Incarceration Nations."