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November 19, 2014
Kyle Chase News Activist post                                                         Exercise does in fact Improve Brain Function  

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In China’s Economic Review’s article “Poverty in China: Smaller, but tougher” written on October 24,2014, the article starts by stating that just recently it was reported by Xinhua that from 1978-2010 660 million people have been lifted out of poverty, while only 80 million remain impoverished. Ulrich Schmitt, the World Bank’s program leader for sustainability and resilience, states that ever since the revision of the standard of living in late 2011, Beijing has added over 128 million people to the population of China’s officially recognized poor.

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The article Woman Denied an Abortion in Republic of Ireland was Raped was published on August 18th, 2014 on the BBC News website. It describes what happened to a woman (her name is not mentioned due to privacy policies) who was raped and got pregnant after it happened. This particular woman demanded to have an abortion, after being eight weeks pregnant, but the health staff categorically refused to end her pregnancy until they could safely remove the baby by caesarean section. According to the law, in Ireland, it is illegal to get an abortion.

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The article “Racism Is Canada’s Problem Too – Let’s Talk About It” by Craig and Mark Kielburger which was published on Huffington post, September 18th 2014, demonstrates that a lot of people believe that there is little to no racism in Canada, and ever since the Ferguson shooting, all the fingers have been pointed at the United States. However, the brothers emphasize that this is not true, and there is indeed a lot of racism going on in Canada.

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                                                                                                                                             Coronado, Cesar                                                                                                                                              September 15, 2014                                                                                                                                              Gabriel Flacks                                                                Ethics Short Paper 1

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Religious practices, and in particular prayers, have been an issue in many societies during the last few years. In his editorial published on August 30, 2014 in the Toronto Star, Ken Gallinger discusses two different point of views about this subject.

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    Since the end of August, the United States has accused the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of attacking his own citizens with chemical weapons and on September 4th, President Barack Obama has been given the right to use military force by the Senate. However, the mission shall not exceed 90 days and soldiers shall not disturb the peace of the country.  

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