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Let The Games Begin (with a warning): State Dept. Issues Advisory For Sochi

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jan 10
On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for American citizens planning to attend the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia starting next month. The advisory is in effect from Feb. 7 through Mar. 24, 2014.

US Military Evacuates Embassy Personnel From Yemen

INTERNATIONAL | By Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 6
The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

State Dept: Posts in 19 Cities to Remain Closed

INTERNATIONAL | By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan | Aug 5
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 200

State Department Report Notes Anti-LGBT Violence in Uganda, Honduras

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Apr 8
The State Department’s annual Human Rights Report documents pervasive anti-LGBT discrimination, harassment and even violence in Uganda, Honduras and other countries around the world.

Life Only Gets Worse for LGBT Iraqis

NATIONAL | By Seth Michael Donsky | Jun 2
Human rights groups allege that death squads have made life hell for LGBT Iraqis. In the first of a two-part series, EDGE looks at both sides of one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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