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Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

May 18, 2016

Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 ...

May 17, 2016

Canada to debut legislation to protect transgender rights

Canada will introduce legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination, the prime minister said on Monday, as the political debate around such rights heats up in the United States. Recently elected Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said legislation ensuring “the full protection” of transgender ...

May 16, 2016

Iran cracks down on Instagram modeling

Iran has arrested eight people for working in “un-Islamic” online modeling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran’s cybercrimes court said on state television. The arrests were made under a 2-year-old sting operation named “Spider II,” targeting among others models who post photos ...

May 12, 2016

New tech fueling global boom in child sex tourism: study

Technology is transforming the global sex trade and making it easier than ever for travelers to prey on children, a landmark study on pedophiles warned Thursday. The U.N.-backed report shines a light on the rampant spread of child sex tourism, a scourge that touches ...