US Must Support Afghan Women, Girls Who Defended Freedom

As US and coalition forces pull out of Afghanistan and the Taliban militia gains more territory, women and girls who have resisted gender-based violence and fled to protective shelters, even prisons, risk to be returned to their families where they face further abuse, including death. According to the U.S. State …

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Showdown at the top of the table in Somer Valley

Somer Valley Tennis has finally reached the end of its summer league adventures in the Avon tennis leagues, it has been a one-ride roller coaster with weather, court availability and player injuries, family commitments and the committee volunteers all involved in bringing out 36 members each week to be able …

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Should we fear fructose? – Sentinel of Santa Cruz

“Fructose is a simple sugar with a bad reputation,” says dietitian Carrie Dennett, MPH, in a recent review of this sometimes confusing topic. Here are some facts: Fructose is a component of table sugar (aka sucrose). In fact, the sugar we use in most sugary foods – including those labeled …

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LATEST: New Swedish migration law comes into force

The bill, presented by the Social Democratic-Green government at the end of April, was approved by Swedish parliament last month. The background is that a new set of laws was needed to replace the temporary legislation that was introduced in 2016 to reduce the unprecedented number of asylum claims at …

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US law “dehumanizes” immigrants: essay

The United States can proudly see itself as a society governed by “the rule of law” – but its immigration policy uses legal principles to punish individuals seeking a better life in this country, rather than protecting them, argues Jennifer chacon, professor at the law school of the University of …

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