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Rights Groups Welcome US Decision to Send Troops to Uganda

Human rights groups are welcoming the U.S. decision to deploy 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support the regional fight against a guerrilla group known for atrocities against civilians. One of those groups, Human Rights Watch, has been urging

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Horrific “Kill the Gays” Bill Could Be Voted on in Next 24 Hours – Take Action to Stop It

Source: AlterNet Perhaps you’ve heard of the atrocious piece of legislation nicknamed the “Kill the Gays” bill? As The Advocate reports, the conservative-backed Ugandan bill would punish citizens of the country with up to 7 years in prison for the

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Dec 22, 1956: First Gorilla Born in Captivity

On this day in 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. Weighing in at approximately 4 pounds, Colo, a western lowland gorilla whose name was

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