In Other News

May 8, 2014

In Other News, May 8

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Resilient 3-year-old heart transplant survivor gets to see his dream come true

Tyren Johnson, who lives in Detroit, is a heart transplant survivor. After his recovery, Tyren was selected to have his wish granted by Make-A-Wish Michigan, the local arm of the organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. His wish? To be a firefighter. — Huffington Post

The nation that elects the most women is ...

As Rwanda began to rebuild itself from the ashes of the 1994 genocide, something unexpected happened: Women began playing a much more influential role on many fronts, including politics. Today, women make up 64 percent of the country’s lower house of Parliament — a far higher percentage than in any other nation, according to figures compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. — NPR

Cities in India among the most polluted, WHO says

New Delhi’s air is the most polluted in the world, according to an international report that quantifies pollution levels, confirming findings by experts confounded by the lack of attention to the city’s problem. The findings by the World Health Organization, released on Wednesday, show that the cities ranking second through fourth are also in India, in the central Hindi belt. — The New York Times

Snapchat settles with Federal Trade Commission, faces 20 years privacy oversight

Messaging startup Snapchat has settled charges with U.S. regulators accusing it of deceiving customers by promising that photos sent on its service disappeared forever after a certain period of time. Under the terms of the settlement, Snapchat’s privacy practices will be monitored by an independent professional for the next 20 years. — Reuters

Crucifixion from ancient Rome to modern Syria

Disturbing photographs recently emerged from Syria showing the bodies of two executed men hanging on crosses. Why has a punishment used in ancient Rome now emerged as a feature of Syria’s civil war? — BBC

GSU wants to buy the Ted

Georgia State University and a prominent Atlanta development team want to acquire Turner Field and the sea of parking lots between it and downtown to create a new southern campus for the college and a $300 million mixed-use development that would transform an area threatened by the Braves’ pending departure to Cobb County. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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