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Global warming and the hunger epidemic

We are all familiar with the devastating pictures of starving children from Africa. This terrible epidemic has come into our living rooms for as long as I can remember. The commercials claim that just a few pennies a day is all it takes to make a difference in a starving child's life, yet the epidemic continues. The latest estimated figure is that approximately 800 million people worldwide are starving and living in extreme poverty.

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Syria's conflict

In 2010 the Arab Spring brought mass protests for reform throughout the Middle East. A series of violent and nonviolent demonstrations by civilians were met with hardline responses from the regimes of Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, as well as many others in the region. The chaos and violence that has erupted as a result of the Arab Spring has highlighted the political instability of the Middle East, particularly in Syria.

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The human toll of today's modern day slavery

A small article published by CNN on November 14, 2013 could have easily fallen through the cracks of acknowledgement for many readers who are unaware of the severity of human trafficking. However, the anti-human trafficking advocacy world caught it. After investigating a film company out of Toronto for over three years, law enforcement agencies from all over the world came together to make nearly 350 arrests and free over 380 children from sexual abuse and trafficking.

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American culture and the continued use of the "ism"

Our president is black. Miss America 2014 is Indian. America surely must be far advanced from the racial tensions of the fifties and sixties, right?

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The hermit kingdom and "The Worm"

You may not know much about North Korea, and you are not alone. With the continuous increase in the globalization of information, it is surprising that so little is known about the people and culture of North Korea. This may be why it is dubbed the "Hermit Kingdom".

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