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Islamic State tightens grip on women held as sex slaves

IS Sex Slaves

The advertisement, along with others for kittens, tactical gear and weapons, appeared on an encrypted Telegram app and was shared with The Associated Press by an activist with Iraq’s persecuted Yazidi community, which is trying to free an estimated 3,000 women and girls still held as sex slaves by IS extremists.

#ISIS #SexSlaves #WomenRights

Juno probe enters Jupiter’s orbit following ‘amazing’ Nasa mission – as it happened

This full-disc image of Jupiter was taken on 21 April 2014 with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

“After a five year journey from Earth, Juno the solar-powered spacecraft squeezed through a narrow band, skimming Jupiter’s surface, avoiding the worst of both its radiation belt and its dangerous dust rings.”

‪#‎Space‬‪ #‎NASA‬‪ #‎ifuckinglovescience‬‪ #‎ScienceBitches‬

Did the Supreme Court just admit affirmative action is about racial justice?


“The majority opinion in Fisher v. Texas, which upheld the affirmative action policy of the University of Texas, marks a turning point in the long controversy surrounding race-conscious admissions policies and perhaps an important shift in the orientation of the Supreme Court as well. Justice Kennedy, long the pivotal swing vote on the Court and a skeptic of affirmative action, voted to uphold UT’s policy.”

#AffirmativeAction #SupremeCourt #Race Equality

U.S. lawsuit: A McDonald’s worker was fired for being HIV-positive

The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company McDonald's (MCD) is seen in Los Angeles
The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company McDonald’s (MCD) is seen in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

“The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit accusing the operators of a McDonald’s restaurant in Bentonville, Arkansas, of firing a worker because he was HIV-positive.”

#McDonalds #EEOC #Justice #Equality #HIV

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