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Posted: October 12, 2013 at 6:32 a.m.
Mikhail Fedotov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s human-rights adviser, urged prosecutors to drop piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who protested at a Russian-owned oil platform in the Arctic, saying the “charges are laughable” and that prosecutors “might just as well have charged them with gang rape of the platform.” Jimmy Carter, the former president, marked the 30th anniversary of his volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity by helping fix up a New York City house and said Washington leaders could learn a lesson in collaborating from the organization’s work on the home.
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