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Texas Abortion Restrictions Struck Down As Unconstitutional

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Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve

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Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says

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Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report

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North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

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Cows rain down on drivers after crash in Utah

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Man Plans To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket Funded By Flat-Earthers

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Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe

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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

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Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburb

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The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger

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Syria opposition meeting in Riyadh sees no role for Assad in transition

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Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

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Deadly mosque attack kills hundreds in North Sinai, Egypt

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Mexico Creates Pacific Marine Sanctuary To Protect Its 'Crown Jewel'

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First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

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Eight Men Found Washed Ashore in Japan Say They Are North Korean

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Our Favorite Books About Cars and Racing

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The Best Chance To Defeat Roy Moore May Be For The Democratic Party To Lie Low

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Vietnam prosecutes bank officials in corruption crackdown

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Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council session

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In Russia, Sudan's Bashir asks Putin for 'protection' from US

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India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect

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Where To Donate To Help Sexual Assault Survivors This Holiday Weekend

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Canadian dog walker survives three days in remote bush - thanks to her three dogs

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China launches national kindergarten probe after 'needle marks' on toddlers

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Amazon Just Revealed Its Cyber Monday Deals and Offers

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Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

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Pakistan courts blast government over protest paralysis

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Teen Accusing 2 NYPD Officers Of Rape Was Bullied By Others At Hospital, Lawyer Says

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Donald Trump Says He Rejected 'Probably' Being Time's 'Person Of The Year'

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Charles Manson 'left his entire estate and body to prison pen pal' 

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Russia's New Stealth Torpedoes Have a Neat Trick: They Can Pretend to Be Giant Fish

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Twitter Users Shred Tomi Lahren Over 'Disrespectful' Colin Kaepernick D-Day Image

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Mnangagwa the "Crocodile" to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

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Tesla Semi Just Got Six Major Companies On Board

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Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

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Four UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali attacks: UN

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Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid Tensions

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Texas Abortion Restrictions Struck Down As Unconstitutional

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Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve

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Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says

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Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report

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North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

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Cows rain down on drivers after crash in Utah

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Man Plans To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket Funded By Flat-Earthers

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Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe

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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

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Philadelphia Mayor Roasts Donald Trump: ‘Our President Is A Bully’ And A 'Punk’

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Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburb

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The Mysterious Disappearance Of An Argentine Navy Sub Just Got Even Stranger

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Syria opposition meeting in Riyadh sees no role for Assad in transition

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Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

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'A Country Within a Country': Inside the Navajo Nation in 1948

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Deadly mosque attack kills hundreds in North Sinai, Egypt

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Mugabe's successor and the 'poisoned ice cream' plot

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Mexico Creates Pacific Marine Sanctuary To Protect Its 'Crown Jewel'

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First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

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The Best Chance To Defeat Roy Moore May Be For The Democratic Party To Lie Low

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Vietnam prosecutes bank officials in corruption crackdown

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Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council session

Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council sessionA local Japanese politician has stirred debate after she was forbidden from bringing her baby into a council session. In a case that contrasts starkly with the Australian lawmaker who breastfed her baby in parliament, Yuka Ogata was told she could not take part in the assembly on Wednesday if she had her seven-month-old son with her.  Officials of the Kumamoto municipal assembly said visitors and observers were forbidden from the floor, and that included the young children of politicians. The session eventually started 40 minutes late after Ms Ogata agreed to leave the infant with a friend.  It was the first time Ms Ogata had attended a plenary session since she gave birth to her son, the BBC reported. She said she wanted to show how difficult it was for women to continue careers and bring up children.   Ms. Yuka Ogata (Ogata is her family), one of a few female members of Kumamoto's City Council, has received... https://t.co/Q4KirSrif1— Kumamoto-i (@Kumamotoi) November 23, 2017 "I wanted the assembly to be a place where women who are raising children can also do a great job," she told the Mainichi newspaper. The council said it would discuss ways to support lawmakers who had young children.  "We would like to work on a system where assembly members can participate in meetings with their children," Speaker Yoshitomo Sawada, according to the Mainichi. Her move has sparked debate online with supporters saying she was brave and opponents questioning if it was a good idea to bring a baby to a workplace. "I think her act was wonderful. People wouldn't take problems seriously" if she hadn't shown up with the child, one Twitter user said. "Balancing work and child rearing isn't about being with a child all the time at a workplace," said another user, who identified herself as a fellow working mother. "I really cannot understand her action," wrote this user. Japan has consistently fared poorly in gender equality rankings in the developed world. Women are still often expected to give up work after having children, face chronic shortages of public childcare spots and regularly describe the existence of a “concrete” rather than glass ceiling preventing female workers from advancing to senior positions. So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli #auspolpic.twitter.com/w34nxWxG0y— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) May 9, 2017 In contrast, Senator Larissa Waters returned to parliament in Australia in May after giving birth to her second daughter  and brought her baby Alia Joy with her while she voted.  Furthermore, she made political history in the country by breastfeeding her daughter in the chamber. In Britain, an independent review in July last year concluded that allowing women to breastfeed would be "symbolic" and showcase the Commons as a "role-model parent friendly institution".


In Russia, Sudan's Bashir asks Putin for 'protection' from US

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British Black Friday Was Once Again A Wonderfully Civilized Occasion

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Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

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India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect

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Where To Donate To Help Sexual Assault Survivors This Holiday Weekend

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Black Friday Shoppers Report Massive Credit Card System Issues At Macy's (UPDATED)

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Canadian dog walker survives three days in remote bush - thanks to her three dogs

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China launches national kindergarten probe after 'needle marks' on toddlers

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Amazon Just Revealed Its Cyber Monday Deals and Offers

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Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

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Pakistan courts blast government over protest paralysis

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Teen Accusing 2 NYPD Officers Of Rape Was Bullied By Others At Hospital, Lawyer Says

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Donald Trump Says He Rejected 'Probably' Being Time's 'Person Of The Year'

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Charles Manson 'left his entire estate and body to prison pen pal' 

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Russia's New Stealth Torpedoes Have a Neat Trick: They Can Pretend to Be Giant Fish

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Twitter Users Shred Tomi Lahren Over 'Disrespectful' Colin Kaepernick D-Day Image

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Mnangagwa the "Crocodile" to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

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Tesla Semi Just Got Six Major Companies On Board

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Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

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Four UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali attacks: UN

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