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UN Makes Gains on Decreasing Nukes

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling for nuclear disarmament. While not mentioned specifically in the resolution, President Obama, who chaired the session, said the resolution was, in part, in response to the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea, BBC News. Women’s rights discussed behind the scenes at the UN, CNN.

The FBI is investigating the death of a U.S. Census Bureau worker, William Sparkman, who was found hanged in Kentucky with the word “fed” written on his chest to see if the death is linked to anti-government radicalism, USA Today. More on right-wing attacks on the Census, which the U.S. Constitution mandates be taken every ten years, USA Today. The results of the Cesus are used to allocate congressional districts, electoral votes, and government spending.

A new vaccine for the AIDS virus has been effective in trials. In a trial of 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, the vaccine reduced the risk of getting the virus by 31%, National Public Radio.

Sydney and Brisbane clean up after the dust storm, the Big Picture.

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