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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in human trafficking probe https://buff.ly/2tzFdbW “Women were being held there in “sexual servitude.” Many of the woman at the spa were from China, and were not allowed to leave the premises…” (Click here to read link article.)

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When Sheriffs Won’t Enforce The Law https://buff.ly/2GDS0m8 Some sheriffs in Washington state are planning not to enforce new gun control measures passed by voters in the last election. Interesting read. (Click here to read link article.)

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High risk: anti-vaxxers in the delivery ward https://buff.ly/2IvERgF Wasn’t aware of the important of Vitamin K shots or the dangers of denying them. Interesting and powerful read re: anti-injection choices of parents. (Click here to read link article.)

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Police Chase In Reverse: Woman Tracks Down Turkmen Cops She Says Took Her License Due To Gender https://buff.ly/2GBhqRh “The country’s president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, is thought to disapprove of women drivers.” (Click here to read link article.)

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“A community activist fighting against a plan to build a gas pipeline through his central #Mexico town was killed Wednesday, three days before a scheduled public referendum on the energy generation project.” https://buff.ly/2Nk2NCi #Popocatepetl #Amilcingo #indigenous #health (Click here to read link article.)

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“US soldier grievously wounded in a suicide bombing… in Afghanistan filed suit against [US] defense contractor that employed the bomber, saying it failed to supervise the man as he built an explosive vest on the job using the company’s tools and parts.” https://buff.ly/2NhQcQc (Click here to read link article.)

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Emma Thompson quits film after John Lasseter joins production https://buff.ly/2GBV0PM “While we would never minimise anyone’s subjective views on behaviour… we are certain that John has learned valuable lessons and is ready to prove his capabilities as a leader and a colleague.” (Click here to read link article.)

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The people missing in New Zealand’s lakes who will never be recovered https://buff.ly/2ElC8Ce Because of the depth and temperature, Lake Tekapo “holds on to its dead.” First read this piece a few weeks back and it has stayed with me. (Click here to read link article.)

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‘An instinct to survive surged. We grabbed our daughter and ran’ https://buff.ly/2EiSo6Y Powerful read from @lisatk, after she and her family were caught in a security situation at Orlando airport. (Click here to read link article.)

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Canadian girl found dead as police Amber Alert sparks complaints https://buff.ly/2S8mjCM Around 250 people complained about receiving the alert about the missing girl at 23:30. The alert ‘led to police receiving a critical tip-off from the public that led to the arrest.’ (Click here to read link article.)

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A Valentine in Uncertain Times: ‘I Kiss You Amid the Taliban’ https://buff.ly/2SDVxao V interesting read. My heart breaks for those who suffer at the hands of the Taliban and their supporters. (Click here to read link article.)

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Russian Anticorruption Activist Beaten To Death Outside Moscow https://buff.ly/2EbDj7w ‘A Russian anticorruption activist has died after being attacked by masked assailants wielding bats, colleagues and law enforcement authorities say.’ (Click here to read link article.)

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