10 things you need to know today: May 2, 2014

Update for today!! Headlines ….

The Fifth Column

A pro-Russia militant mans the barricades in Slovyansk, Ukraine.  A pro-Russia militant mans the barricades in Slovyansk, Ukraine. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Reports of rape in the military skyrocket, Ukraine fighting intensifies, and more

1. Military rape reports skyrocket
Reports of rape in the military shot up by 50 percent last year, according to a Pentagon study released Thursday. Administration officials said the increase showed that victims have felt more comfortable coming forward since the start of a push to address the problem. Critics said there was no way to know whether the positive spin was justified, because the study did not include an estimate of how many rapes went unreported. [The New York Times]


2. Ukraine launches assault on rebel-held city
Fighting intensified in Ukraine on Friday, as government forces launched a large-scale offensive to regain control of the city of Slovyansk from pro-Russia separatists. The military overran roadblocks surrounding the…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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