December

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Skater Boitano comes out, will represent U.S. at Olympics

Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

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South Africa, then and now

In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.

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Obama-Castro handshake has meaning

Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.

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Top 14 quotes from Pope Francis, "2013 Person of the Year"

A list of 14 quotes from Pope Francis that help believers and nonbelievers in the quest towards a better world.

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Mexican lawmakers OK privatization of nation’s oil industry

The measure will allow foreign multinational corporations to explore, drill and sell Mexican oil and gas.

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Sewage overruns Gaza

For over a month the streets of the largest Palestinian city, Gaza, have been overrun with sewage and now are being covered with icy flood waters.

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Unhappy International Migrants Day

Migrants, who arrive by the thousands in Lampedusa fleeing war and insecurity in Africa/Syria, are shown being stripped naked and hosed down by authorities. 

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Germany's Left party becomes the official opposition

Left-wing Die Linke party MP Gregor Gysi took over as leader of the opposition when Germany's two largest parties united in a "grand" coalition.

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Central African Republic: More bloody fruits of colonialism

It's the same old story, the Central African Republic is one of the richest countries in Africa and one of the poorest in the world. Vast wealth is extracted but not enough comes in to maintain stability and growth.

What to expect in Latin America in 2014

This year in Latin America began with the tragedy of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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