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( Doctor Who Treated Freed Hamas Hostages Describes Abuse
Dec 18th 2023, 02:41

Source: ( CBS News - World NewsAbout 100 Israeli hostages, kidnapped during the deadly Hamas raid on Israel, have been released after more than 50 days in captivity. Dr. Itai Pessach, whose team interviewed and examined many of them, has now described the physical, sexual, and psychological abuse they endured, including cases of being branded (a common practice inflicted on Jews and other prisoners of Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust).


( Pakistan Ex-Leader Used Artificial Intelligence to Campaign From Jail
Dec 18th 2023, 02:40

Source: ( BBC News - AsiaFormer Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's party has used an artificial intelligence voice clone of him to campaign from prison. Mr. Khan had his three-year sentence for corruption suspended in August, but remains in jail. His party used AI to make a 4-minute audio clip, based on text he had written from prison, played over an AI-generated image that appeared to be speaking in a "virtual rally."


( Uganda's LGBT Community Endures Trying Year
Dec 18th 2023, 02:40

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportAs a Ugandan court hears a challenge on Monday to one of the world's harshest anti-LGBT laws, there's more at stake than the statute. Activists say the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) has given Ugandans an implicit license to abuse sexual minorities. While at least five people have been charged under the AHA, including two for offenses that carry the death penalty, hundreds more have suffered torture, sexual abuse, and eviction at the hands of...


( Vatican Approves Blessings for Same-Sex Couples in Landmark Decision
Dec 18th 2023, 02:18

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalPope Francis formally approved letting Catholic priests bless same-sex couples, the Vatican announced Monday—a radical shift aimed at making the church more inclusive while maintaining its strict ban on gay marriage. But while the Vatican statement was heralded by many as a step toward dismantling discrimination, some LGBTQ+ advocates warned it reinforced the church's treatment of gay couples as inferior to heterosexual partnerships.


( Church of England Blesses Same-Sex Couples for the First Time
Dec 18th 2023, 02:04

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalChurch of England priests offered officially sanctioned blessings of same-sex partnerships for the first time on Sunday, though a ban on church weddings for gay couples remains in place. The compromise was struck following five years of discussions about the church's position on sexuality. Church leaders offered an apology for the church's failure to welcome LGBTQ people, but also endorsed the doctrine that marriage is the union of one man and...


( 1 in 4 United Methodist Churches in U.S. Left in Schism Over LGBTQ Ban
Dec 18th 2023, 02:02

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA quarter of U.S. congregations in the United Methodist Church have received permission to leave the denomination during a five-year window, closing this month, that authorized departures for congregations over disputes involving the church's LGBTQ-related policies. This year alone, 5,641 congregations received permission to leave the denomination as of Thursday, according to an unofficial tally by United Methodist News. What happens now?


( UW-Madison Launches Program to Cover Indigenous Students' Full Costs
Dec 18th 2023, 01:25

Source: ( ABC News - US NewsIndigenous students from any of Wisconsin's 11 tribes will be able to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for free beginning next fall, Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin announced Monday. The Wisconsin Tribal Education Promise program will use private donations and other internal funding to cover tuition, fees, housing, meals, books, and other undergraduate expenses after students have applied any other scholarships and grants they've earned.


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