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Today marks the 20th anniversary of The Family Medical Leave Act. Think Progress kindly introduces us to the white men who voted against it in 1993, 19 of which are still in Congress.
North Korea posts a video to YouTube depicting the ruin of a U.S. city resembling New York.
Turning our attention to Somalia, today a Mogadishu court sentenced a woman who said she was raped by security forces to one year in prison, according to an article in The Washington Post.
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