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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Governor Chris Christie at a town hall meeting in Freehold, New Jersey in May 2012. (Photo: Bob Jagendorf/flickr/cc)
Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey and potential Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election, is facing criticism after he declared on Tuesday that he is "tired of hearing about the minimum wage." "You know what regular folks are tired of? Working full-time and still living in poverty," said Maria Myotte, communications coordinator...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Dozens of U.S. cities have criminalized feeding the homeless. (Photo: Ed Yourdon/flickr/cc)
As the number of U.S. cities criminalizing sharing food with the homeless...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Opium poppy cultivation levels in Afghanistan are at a record high, though the...

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In a stunning indictment of the Gaza assault as the act of a savage nation, its own president has proclaimed Israel a "sick society" incapable of empathy or dialogue and in need of "treatment." In a conference speech, President Reuven Rivlin suggested Israel has forgotten not just how to be Jews, but "how to be decent human beings." For (further) evidence, video of Israeli soldiers arresting a mute, disabled boy for possibly throwing a stone as Israeli settlers cheer. This makes us sick.