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Today Democracy Now! reports on the death toll of the drone war.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has revealed what he says is the death toll in the U.S. drone war overseas. At a speech in South Carolina Wednesday night, Graham said: “We’ve killed 4,700. Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of al-Qaeda.”
The Women’s Media Center is documenting sexualized violence in Syria with an initiative called Women Under Siege.
According to their website, Women Under Siege is calling on women and men from Syria and those working with Syrian refugees to provide reports of sexualized violence as the crisis unfolds.
A group calling itself Translator Syrian posted a video to YouTube on January 17 in which a woman recounts her imprisonment and torture at the hands of pro-government forces, as well as the rape of a 16-year-old activist she was detained with.
IN OTHER NEWS
An article published by The Atlantic says you can be too beautiful.
The articles author James Hamblin writes:
In one study of job applicants, beautiful women who included a photo with their résumé were 41 percent less likely to land an interview than “plain” women who did the same. When accused of homicide, beautiful women are more likely to be presumed guilty And attractive people are also more likely to be associated with a number of negative traits, such as conformity and self-promotion.
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