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Are State Department cuts a major setback for genocide prevention?

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Are State Department cuts a major setback for genocide prevention?

By Nadia Rubaii, Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Max Pensky, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Binghamton University, State University of New York. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin There are many indications that human rights and international justice…


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Megan Rapinoe and Lionel Messi win FIFA Player of the Year awards

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Lionel Messi beat Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and old rival Cristiano Ronaldo to win FIFA's player of the year award for a record sixth time on Monday, while USA's Megan Rapinoe took the women's award after leading her country to the World Cup title.

Messi, who won the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona last season as well as the European golden boot, last won the award in 2015.

His win is somewhat of a surprise with Van Dijk, a centre back who transformed Liverpool's defense on the way to the Champions League crown, having won the European best player award.

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Trump insanely claims if Joe Biden were a Republican he would have been executed ‘by right now’

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President Donald Trump just unleashed one of – if not his most – violent and vile attacks on any political opponent to date. Suggesting Joe Biden has committed a capital offense, for which there is absolutely no evidence, the president said had the former Vice President and his son Hunter Biden been Republicans they would have already been executed.

"If a Republican ever did what Joe Biden did, if a Republican ever said what Joe Biden said, they'd be getting the electric chair by right now," Trump claimed, after telling reporters "Joe Biden and his son are corrupt," without any evidence.

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Polling suggests little blowback over Trudeau blackface

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Images of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface makeup have not significantly swayed voters ahead of the October 21 election, according to a new poll Monday.

The Liberal leader's re-election campaign seemed to hit the skids after three separate images of him in brown and blackface makeup emerged one month before the vote.

The photographs and footage were taken of Trudeau at a high school talent contest belting out a Harry Belafonte hit, at a rafting event in the early 1990s and at an "Arabian Nights" party at a school where he taught 18 years ago.

They quickly went viral, particularly in the United States where blackface is considered openly racist.

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