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Thanksgiving eve holds extra risk of sexual assualt

| November 25, 2014

Courtesy of the Sexual Assualt Treatment Center FORT WAYNE—Thanksgiving eve, sometimes known as Black Wednesday, is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year. “It’s not just folks in their 20s who are enjoying a beer or a cocktail the night before they Indulge  in  turkey and dressing,” local bar owner Steve Gard said. “The […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

| November 25, 2014
YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

FORT WAYNE—Every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana recognizes those who exhibit excellence in advocacy that reflects their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by awarding Hope Awards. A winner was selected in each of five categories: Racial Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention and […]

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BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide film

| November 25, 2014
BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide film

(GIN)–Pressure continues to build over a BBC documentary that challenges the generally accepted story of the Rwandan genocide, and questions whether Rwandan President Paul Kagame was a peacemaker or contributor to a horrific mass murder. This weekend, hundreds of protesters in Rwanda’s Eastern Province marched in their respective districts to denounce “Rwanda’s Untold Story,” a […]

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Expulsion of ANC union partner creates uproar

| November 25, 2014
Expulsion of ANC union partner creates uproar

(GIN)–The union of metalworkers, a major partner of the African National Congress with more 350,000 members, was expelled in a late night session of members of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu)—the labor federation of the ANC. The unprecedented expulsion was approved by a select federation committee. Numsa, a militant activist union, was […]

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Doping shadow falls on popular Kenyan running star

| November 25, 2014
Doping shadow falls on popular Kenyan running star

(GIN)–A defiant Rita Jeptoo is rejecting claims by her estranged husband that she enhanced her spectacular winning running times in Boston and Chicago marathons with a blood booster. “I feel very bad for what has happened to Rita but I saw it coming,” said ex-husband Noah Busienei, who stated that he believes Jeptoo began doping […]

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It Is Well With My Soul moves F.U.N. Fridays to Tuesdays with discussion of women in politics

| November 25, 2014
It Is Well With My Soul moves F.U.N. Fridays to Tuesdays with discussion of women in politics

FORT WAYNE—-According to the 2010 census, the gender makeup of Fort Wayne is 48.4 percent male and 51.6 percent female. The number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential election since 1964. Females outnumber males in number of registered voters. Yet, women are by far underrepresented in elected officials. […]

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Kenyan Catholics clerics attack UNICEF’s tetanus shot program

| November 25, 2014
Kenyan Catholics clerics attack UNICEF’s tetanus shot program

(GIN)—Leaders of Kenya’s Catholic Church are attempting to deraila vaccination campaign that would protect 2.5 million women from a life-threateningnerve disease. Calling it a stealth birth control campaign, clerics have been tellingparishioners to refuse the shot that would immunize women against tetanus—popularly known as lockjaw. It would also reduce the number of babies who die […]

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Maasai homeland to be sold to Dubai royal family for hunting reserve

| November 25, 2014
Maasai homeland to be sold to Dubai royal family for hunting reserve

  (GIN)–Some 40,000 Maasai shepherds will lose their ancestral lands in a deal brokered by the government of Tanzania with the royal family of Dubai. The Maasai have been told to leave their historic homeland which borders the Serengeti national park by the end of the year. The eviction notice came as a shock to […]

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Burkina Faso’s army pick to fill ousted president’s seat

| November 25, 2014
Burkina Faso’s army pick to fill ousted president’s seat

(GIN)–Political and military leaders in the West African nation of Burkina Faso have settled on a former foreign minister, Michel Kafando, to oversee a year-long transition to elections. The country has been without a leader since the former president was ousted by the citizens. Blaise Compaore was overthrown on Oct 31. He escaped to neighboring […]

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‘Women of Grace–A Work in Progress as We Face the Future’ theme at Union Baptist

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to join Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., as they celebrate their Annual Women’s Day on Sunday, Dec. 14. This celebration is scheduled to be held during Morning Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. The scheduled guest speaker will be the “dynamic and spirit-filled” Reverend Glenda Griffin, co-pastor of Changing Lives Outreach […]

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