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Death Valley temps tie record, at least one dead in heat wave

Death Valley temps tie record, at least one dead in heat wave

July 1 (UPI) -- Death Valley, the site of the hottest recorded temperature on Earth, saw highs nearing the record over the weekend.
By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
Police seeking suspect in Orlando road rage shooting

Police seeking suspect in Orlando road rage shooting

July 1 (UPI) -- An Orlando man was shot and killed in what appears to be an incident of road rage Sunday.
By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
Maracana stadium scene of clashes between Rio police, protesters

Maracana stadium scene of clashes between Rio police, protesters

July 1 (UPI) -- The final of the Confederations Cup in Brazil was marred by violence as demonstrations continued into their third week.
By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
Wikileaks will keep releasing Snowden's NSA secrets

Wikileaks will keep releasing Snowden's NSA secrets

July 1 (UPI) -- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange voiced his support for Edward Snowden, criticizing the U.S. government's response.
By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com

A British revolution?

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- Something very remarkable is taking place in Britain, a policy revolution in which three years of austerity are now to be balanced by the government's new announcement of a dramatic $150 billion surge in infrastructure spending.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
In Gaza, teen lifestyle gets cramped by Hamas

In Gaza, teen lifestyle gets cramped by Hamas

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (WOMENSENEWS)--A 14-year-old in Gaza Strip does not like the new rules that segregate her schooling from that of boys. She has plenty of company. But Hamas, which wants to impose Sharia, shows no sign of slowing down its drive to impose socially conservative regulations.
By Eman Mohammed
Commentary: New world disorder

Commentary: New world disorder

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Cybersecrets purloined and made public by a U.S. defector pale next to China’s all-encompassing electronic reach.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Same-sex schooling loses ground for good reasons

Same-sex schooling loses ground for good reasons

(WOMENSENEWS)--If a public school is trying to sell you--the parent--on curricula based on sex differences between boys and girls, watch out. The main criteria for choosing a school should be its overall quality measured by teaching, resources and class size.
By Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett
Brainwash Magazine scorns airbrushed images

Brainwash Magazine scorns airbrushed images

(WOMENSENEWS)--A 21-year-old magazine editor in Australia joins a movement against women's magazines that publish digitally altered images of super-thin models. Critics say these publications are literally sickening for young women vulnerable to eating disorders.
By Anna Halkidis
France's crisis looms

France's crisis looms

PARIS, June 24 (UPI) -- It is starting to look as though France might be the country to watch this fall as the next phase of the European crisis unfolds.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Iran's Rohani didn't beat a single female rival

Iran's Rohani didn't beat a single female rival

(WOMENSENEWS)--That's because he didn't face any. In this interview, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi explains how Iranian women keep registering as presidential candidates to protest the Guardian Council's decision to disqualify women for not meeting its definition of "rejal."
By Solmaz Sharif
'Comfort women' are old now, but still fighting

'Comfort women' are old now, but still fighting

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (WOMENSENEWS)--An offensive comment by the mayor of Osaka has brought the issue of comfort women back to the surface. A survivors' group in the Philippines keeps the women's stories alive and is planning a rally to coincide with President Aquino's State of the Nation address.
By Iris C. Gonzales

A 'fudge' for France

PARIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Diplomacy has a language all its own but one of the most useful words is 'fudge' and it means that some creative language was used to keep the show on the road.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Fathers should act like fathers, not Mr. Moms

Fathers should act like fathers, not Mr. Moms

(WOMENSENEWS)--"Father knows best" is long gone. But in an era of shifting gender roles, the maternalization of child care doesn't make sense either. For Father's Day, let's celebrate the complementary role that both parents play, with separate but equally fine styles.
By Elaine Heffner

Commentary: Global Peace Index

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- In the 2013 Global Peace Index of 162 nations, Iceland ranks first, Afghanistan last.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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