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Nicholas Kristof
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It's been three months since the Nigerian school girls were kidnapped. Time to renew the campaign-- #BringBackOurGirls -- and help them and others get to school. Here's my column on how to do that.
Leaders love to talk a good game on promoting education, but they don’t deliver.
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A great obit of a great man
Mr. Seigenthaler, who was editor and publisher of Nashville’s Tennessean, was in RFK’s inner circle.
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Forgive a proud author, but this is the first advance review of my forthcoming book (out in September!) with +Sheryl WuDunn. Thanks, Publishers Weekly!  Sheryl and I feel quite pregnant.
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Meet Michael Morton, here with his wife and young son. Not long after, she was murdered and he was framed for the killing. He spent 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and if this case doesn't convince you of the need for criminal justice reform, nothing will.
This legal thriller isn’t a John Grisham tale. It’s a Texas man’s life story. And his perspective on the criminal justice system was unjustly earned.
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+miguelina montero Si, Dios quiere.
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Are you on Twitter? If so, try your hand at this quiz to test and build your skill at coming up with the perfect tweet!
A quiz tests your skill at picking which of two tweets would be shared more.
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My column on a 16-year-old girl, Jane, who has been through hell--and then we lock her up in an adult prison! Grrr.
“Jane Doe” has a life story at the age of only 16 that is a good example of how the juvenile justice system is failing many of those most in need.
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Oh that poor, poor girl. I worked as a counselor at a juvenile detention facility for a few months. At least that was the job description I was hired for. I never got to councel anyone. I was a jailer, that's it. I'll never forget one little 14 year old who was a frequent inmate for prostitution. Her aunt put her on the street. Her aunt wasn't in jail because the jails were too full. The whole experience was too sad for me. I couldn't do it. 
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It was her first time taking the train and a ride that should have been bursting with teenage excitement quickly ended in a tragedy. 13-year-old Nong Kaem was raped, strangled and thrown from an overnight train in southern Thailand as she traveled with her two sisters.

"She wanted to be an angel, she wanted to be an air hostess," her mother said of Kaem. "If she was still here I would do everything to support her, but now I have nothing left."

Police named Kaem's alleged murderer as a 22-year-old railway employee who admitted to carrying the sleeping child to another carriage where he raped and strangled her, before throwing her lifeless body out the window. He has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 15 years old and theft.

Activists are using the case to call for tougher charges for child rape, which currently carries a jail term of four to 20 years and a fine of up to 40,000 baht ($1,200).

Read more via +CNN: http://cnn.it/1swdPmQ
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the sentence for this case is too easy for him. In Vietnam he must be under sentence of death or  life imprisonment
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A reminder that domestic abuse happens in middle class homes, too. My hunch is that this happens more often than we imagine.
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+YT Leist  He was rich, not middle class. 
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So far 100 have died in Gaza and none in Israel. Here's why.
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I pray to only God for a stop to this madness, for vanishing of all religious extremists form all over our beautiful Earth, and for peace for everyone. 
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For July 4, my column argues something that politicians tend to be reluctant to point out--that America has a rich heritage of wise public investment, and that for all the problems taxes can reflect civilization and patriotism.
The anti-tax crusaders love to oppose taxation without representation, but important public investments deserve their due on this patriotic holiday.
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Public investments shouldn't even be controversial. Perhaps there's room for debate about investing in X vs. Y, but we're damn fools if we invest in neither.
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+Sheryl WuDunn and I will be on book tour in the fall, talking about our forthcoming book, A Path Appears, about how to make a difference. If your group is interested in hosting an event on the book tour, pls contact Knopfpublicity@randomhouse.com. Thanks for spreading word about the book.
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More reason not to listen to us pundits. After the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in 1914, The Guardian said that Europe would be unaffected. Then World War I broke out....
Murder of archduke would have no 'salient effect' on Europe, declared Manchester Guardian, just 37 days before war erupted
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Just possibly the Great War had other causes.
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    government, 1978 - 1981
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    law, 1981 - 1983
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