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Daniel Defraia


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Past articles by Daniel:

The Unknown Legacy of Military Mental Health Programs

The Army had come up against an indisputable fact: The psychological damage of war was outpacing the science to treat it. → Read More


For now, the BPD wants to help officers more quickly locate and access footage. However, if the program expands beyond its small introduction—about 13 locations, according to BPD records—it could develop into a centralized surveillance network. → Read More


The true beginning of a false narrative: an investigation into the Hub’s Neighborhood Watch → Read More

The Luckiest Unlucky Woman in Wartime Sarajevo

Narratively is a platform devoted to untold human stories. We avoid the breaking news and focus instead on ordinary people with extraordinary stories. → Read More

The Luckiest Unlucky Woman in Wartime Sarajevo –

After years of wartime horror and uncanny escapes, Dijana Voljevica dreamed of bringing her incredible journey to Hollywood. A seizure claimed her life before she had a chance. → Read More

New York City settles and reforms 'Stop-and-Frisk' (VIDEO)

NYC's new mayor said the NYPD's habit of stopping and frisking people on the street had "unfairly targeted young African-American and Latino men." → Read More

Thailand PM tells protesters to 'go out and vote' if they don't like her government

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wants to go ahead with elections on Feb. 2, despite continuing mass protests in the streets of Bangkok. → Read More

Aaron Swartz suicide spurs friends, allies to fight on a year later

With Swartz in heart and mind, Lawrence Lessig walks across New Hampshire to fight a corrupt campaign-finance system, and groups band together to fight mass surveillance. → Read More

Syria peace talks framed by suicide bombs and diplomatic moves

As John Kerry heads to Paris for Syrian talks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports "16 suicide attackers" detonated explosives last week, and at least 700 killed in jihadists-rebel battles. → Read More

Lebanon and Israel exchange cross-border rocket fire

It's unclear who fired the rockets form Lebanon, and no injuries have been reported. → Read More

Times report: 'No evidence' of Al Qaeda in Benghazi attack

An extensive New York Times investigation turned up "no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault" that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. → Read More

China's legislature adopts resolution easing one-child policy

The National People's Congress approved allowing parents to have a second child if one parent was an only child, China's state media reported on Saturday. → Read More

Out of jail, Pussy Riot still wants Putin gone

'We still want to get rid of him,' said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who spent more than 21 months in a harsh Russian penal colony for her part in an anti-Putin protest. → Read More

Crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood intensifies in Egypt

Three people were killed in clashes between Islamist protesters and opponents, while 265 were arrested as police cracked down on Brotherhood demonstrations. → Read More

China marks Mao Zedong's birthday with restraint

China's political elite paid homage to Mao, visiting his mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, though it appears the party restrained itself from widespread, fervent praise. → Read More

Egyptian pro-democracy activist Ahmed Maher begins hunger strike

Imprisoned Egyptian activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma began a hunger strike on Wednesday to protest their 'ill treatment' in prison. → Read More

Rights groups say South African broadcaster censored anti-Zuma reports

"It makes a mockery of the principle of freedom of expression in the media and amongst citizens generally," said Right2Know spokesman Mark Weinberg. → Read More

Personally, for Snowden, mission validated and accomplished

'For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,' Snowden told the Washington Post. 'I already won.' → Read More

Egypt's leading activists jailed in dissent crackdown

Activists Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel got three years in prison for their part in recent protests and dissent against the military-backed government. → Read More

Robert Shiller, Nobel economist, alert to stock market bubble

'I am not yet sounding the alarm. But in many countries stock exchanges are at a high level and prices have risen sharply in some property markets,' Shiller told Der Spiegel. 'That could end badly.' → Read More