Family & Society
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Four rescued from overturned cargo ship

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/10/19, 11:43 am

After 36 hours of rescue efforts, the U.S. Coast Guard pulled four South Korean crew members from the disabled Golden Ray cargo ship off the coast of Georgia. Rescuers got 20 people off the capsized ship by helicopter Sunday, but the last four were stuck inside until rescuers drilled through the ship’s hull on Monday. Hyundai Glovis Co., which owns the ship, said it “deeply appreciated” the rescue.

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Associated Press/Photo by Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News

Four trapped in upturned ship at Georgia port

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/09/19, 01:43 pm

U.S. Coast Guard rescuers on Monday rappelled down the side of a capsized cargo ship and drilled a hole through its hull to make contact with four South Korean crew members stuck inside. The 656-foot Golden Ray overturned while passing another ship early Sunday as it left the Port of Brunswick in Georgia carrying more than 4,000 vehicles. The incident closed one of the United States’ busiest seaports for shipping automobiles.

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India’s looming two-child policy

Family | Population control efforts would hurt more than they help
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/06/19, 03:45 pm

Population control is gaining momentum in India. While politicians point to environmental issues as the impetus, there are other forces behind it, including religious purity. And an inevitable increase in abortions will likely follow any policy changes.

Jonathan Abbamonte, a research analyst with the Population Research Institute, told me that India’s Hindu nationalists see population control as a way to reduce the county’s birthrate among religious minorities such as Muslims and Christians: “They want to preserve India for Hindus. They want India to be a Hindu nation.”

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