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Nude cruising. Not just for Europeans anymore | GlobalPost

Move over, Germany. Carnival’s nude cruise to Panama is expected to be the largest gathering of nudists in the world. Next February, Carnival Cruise liner Carnival Freedom will send its first nude cruise out on the open water. The eight-day Panama cruise will offer just what one expects from a …

Chavez says he’s free of cancer, ready to campaign

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez said Monday he’s completely free of cancer and assured Venezuelans that physical limitations stemming from his recuperation will not affect his re-election campaign. Speaking at a news conference, Chavez said he’s “totally free” of cancer and plans to begin actively campaigning soon following …

Chavez rival struggles to close gap in Venezuela race | Reuters

(Reuters) – On a heady night in mid-February, Henrique Capriles roared himself hoarse with optimism at his victory rally in Caracas after trouncing rivals to win the Venezuelan opposition’s presidential ticket. Three months later, despite an exhausting “house-by-house” tour intended to galvanize the nation behind him, Capriles remains firmly stuck …

Anti-gay group in Liberia issues hit list

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — An anti-gay group in Liberia distributed fliers over the weekend with a hit list of people who support gay rights, and one member of the group threatened to “get to them one by one.” The fliers mark the latest development in an increasingly hostile national debate …

Trayvon Martin killing: When did hoods become associated with illicit activity? – Slate Magazine

A history of the controversial head covering. Protesters held a “million hoodie march” in New York’s Union Square on Wednesday to advocate for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who killed teenager Trayvon Martin during a February neighborhood watch patrol. Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt on the …