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In a livestreamed press conference on their Facebook page Thursday, Blur announced the release of a surprise new album on April 27, their first since Think Tank in 2003. Their eighth studio album will be called The Magic Whip and is set to include the following tracklist:

The Magic Whip was partly recorded in Hong Kong and will feature the band's classic line-up with Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree. The announcement and its Chinese-themed artwork coincided with the Chinese New Year.

Until April 27, you can always listen to this energetic live version on Blur's "Parklife", a song released 21 years ago...

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Parental Rights v. Children Rights? Why Courts Keep Getting It Wrong

Justice works around adults. Keen to uphold parental custody rights, family courts have effectively allowed violence against children by giving abusive parents access. So it is time the legal system stopped ignoring children.

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BOGOTA — Recently a sound recording from Bogotá of a 10-year-old girl crying and pleading not to be made to live with her father went viral online. The father had faced two sets of charges relating to domestic violence and sexual abuse of the girl, who had earlier described to court doctors his inappropriate physical contact.

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