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'World Citizen No. 1' Dies Stateless

Garry Davis founded 'world passport' movement

(Newser) - Former American citizen Garry Davis has died after decades of statelessness as a "citizen of the world." Davis, who was 91, renounced his nationality and all others in 1948 and was arrested many times in the following years as he tried to travel the world with a "... More »

Please Kill Our Hopes 'Gently,' Obama

(Newser) - People the world over are investing their hopes in Barack Obama's warm, intelligent persona, but the president-elect is destined to disappoint, Matthew Parris writes in the London Times. Like any pop star or religious icon, he represents more myth than reality. The turning point will come when "Yes we... More »

College Kids Take Global Outlook to Class

Interest in public health leads to skyrocketing course enrollment

(Newser) - In less than a generation, college students' international perspective has transformed many colleges' public health-related programs and courses. The AIDS epidemic served as a catalyst by opening young people’s eyes to the global character of disease, and the ease of worldwide travel and communication is spurring involvement abroad. The... More »

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