The Rising Cost – Part 1

September 30th, 2010
Justin Aaberg was only 15 years old. He had come out to his mother when he was 13, and while on the outside he seemed to have a great life going, on the inside he was a tormented storm. LGBT students at the Anoka-Hennepin School that Justin attended were, like is so frequently the case, easy targets as other students, and even teachers turned a blind eye. It finally got to a point where he just couldn?t handle it any more and feeling he had no where to turn to for help, he hanged himself in his room. Justin was the sixth student from the school to take his own life in the last 2 years and most are believed to have been the result of homophobic bulling.

More on Justin at WCCO including a video.


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Libya

US Recognizes TNC

imageSecretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the US has agreed to recognized the Libyan rebel group Transitional National Council as the legitimate government of Libya. This will free up $30 billion in frozen assets for the rebels who have been struggling to fund their conflict with Gadhafi who has ruled the country for 42 years. France and Italy did the same earlier in the conflict. While this is a good step forward for the rebels, the conflict is far from over and far from certain. Gadhafi continues to have a strong hold on the capitol of Tripoli.

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