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#MeToo's next challenge: domestic gun violence
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:07:01 -0400

#MeToo's next challenge: domestic gun violenceDuring the decade she lived with her boyfriend, Sara Elmer was surrounded by guns. “I was in survival mode every day,” says Ms. Elmer. Indeed, in the United States, close to half the number of women killed in violent homicides each year are fatally shot by their intimate partners, according to federal crime statistics.


What's in a name? Why a Castro-less Cuba may not mean a changed one.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:01:18 -0400

What's in a name? Why a Castro-less Cuba may not mean a changed one.Recommended: How much do you know about Cuba? Cuba’s National Assembly, a group of more than 600 handpicked politicians who run unopposed, nominated the island’s next president this week. Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the only candidate put forth, will be Cuba’s first leader in nearly 60 years who wasn’t part of the revolution that overthrew US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista and installed a Communist government on the island.


Kremlin cyberpower? How fight over messaging app is showing its limits.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:24:26 -0400

Kremlin cyberpower? How fight over messaging app is showing its limits.Kremlin forces appear to be badly losing their latest war, but it isn't in Syria or Ukraine. It's in cyberspace, where Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor this week began trying to block the popular messaging app Telegram because its encoded services are allegedly “terrorist friendly.” Since the app has consistently refused to hand over its encryption keys to law enforcement, it has been a target of official ire for at least three years. Meanwhile millions of Russians – including Kremlin officials and State Duma deputies – continue to use the service despite the ban, according to business news agency RBK.


The new mercy for corrupt firms that fess up
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:13:45 -0400

The new mercy for corrupt firms that fess upJust before its annual meeting this week, the World Bank announced that an African railroad company would be barred for two years from any new loans from the bank because of a corrupt act. This is the latest example of a legal trend in many countries, from Argentina to Singapore, as well as at the World Bank. Another assumption is that such a deal, called a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), will provide incentives for companies to self-report misconduct.



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