Global Highlights: Headlines from around the world


· Royal Caribbean cruise cut short after more than 600 are sickened
by Miriam Falco and Dana Ford, CNN
“”New reports of illness have decreased day-over-day, and many guests are again up and about. Nevertheless, the disruptions caused by the early wave of illness means that we were unable to deliver the vacation our guests were expecting,’ the cruise line said in a statement.”

· Protesters leave Ukrainian Justice Ministry after state of emergency warning
by Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Victoria Butenko, CNN
“Protesters who seized the Ukrainian Justice Ministry left the building Monday, after a minister warned she would call for a state of emergency as the country’s political crisis deepened.”

·  Frustrated progressives start to look beyond Obama
By Alan Silverleib, CNN
“It’s not a divide on a par with the cavernous pre-New Deal divisions of Rogers’ day. Not even close. But it is taking on growing importance as Democrats, frustrated with unyielding Washington gridlock on virtually every major issue, start to look past the current administration.”

·  Reluctant investigators: Feds hesitated to probe Christie administration
by Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN

“Justice Department inquiries into the dealings of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration, Sen. Robert Menendez and former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell represent the highest profile push in federal public corruption cases since the scandal surrounding lobbyist Jack Abramoff nearly a decade ago.”

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Aljazeera America:

·  Could this be the solution to America’s STEM graduate deficit?
by David Martin

“Think of the Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs, or SCALE-UP for short, as higher education turned on its head. For starters, students don’t spend their class time frantically copying down facts and formulae. There are no lectures. They get their information outside of class.”

· Egypt generals approve Sisi run for presidency
“Sisi has become hugely popular in Egypt since the military takeover, with supporters viewing him as a decisive figure equipped to tackle the unrest that has gripped the country since the 2011 uprising that brought down former leader Hosni Mubarak’s regime.”

· Feature Documentary “Killing The Messenger”
“Killing the Messenger : The Deadly Cost of News is a riveting documentary showing what censorship looks like close up, revealing the true human cost of news and what it takes to stay alive to get the story.”

· West Virginians say they don’t fault coal industry for water crisis
by Wilson Dizard
“To the outside observer, mining can look like a blight on the Mountain State, not a blessing, with dozens of white and gray scars of blown-off green mountaintops across southern West Virginia visible in satellite images from miles above.But the feeling on the ground can be very different.”

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Fox News:

· Vial of blood from Pope John Paul II stolen from Italian church
“Italian police are investigating the theft of a reliquary filled with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II from a small church near Rome.”