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  • Absent on immigration reform

    WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's paralysis on immigration is so complete -- and so utterly irresponsible -- that President Obama has no choice but to act on his own. Just say the word immigration and most GOP members of Congress either change the...
  • U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry

    U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry
    Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, S-21, creating a "commission of inquiry" to investigate human rights violations in the Gaza war. Nowhere does the resolution mandate that the commission conduct a fair, impartial and...
  • U.N. disabilities treaty deserves ratification

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should not be controversial: It requires equal access for the disabled and bans discrimination against them in all countries that sign on. There is no question that the Senate should...
  • Iran Sanctions Act Passed

    The following is an email I recently received from Tara Laxer, United Against Nuclear Iran director. This should be of great interest to all who wish for peace in the Middle East. “Today, Florida’s House of Representatives unanimously passed...
  • Shining a light on women's issues in Chicago

    Thirty-five women representing a variety of nonprofit organizations that address women's policy, health and economic issues joined us for a Trib Nation Community Conversation recently. Here are some of the issues that women believe merit more coverage...
  • Celgene drug can drive HIV out of hiding: study

    LONDON (Reuters) - An anti-cancer drug made by the U.S. biotech firm Celgene can re-activate hidden HIV in patients so that it can be detected, bringing researchers closer to being able to treat it, Danish scientists said on Tuesday. In a small study...
  • Palestinians seek U.N. inquiry into Israel assault on Gaza

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Palestinians asked the United Nations on Tuesday to investigate into "all violations" of human rights and humanitarian law that they say have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in Gaza. The draft resolution is to be...
  • Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. A first attacker...
  • India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

    NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions", fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking, the United...
  • Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid group

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group warned on Thursday that malaria was the leading killer in the impoverished landlocked country. Malaria, a life-...
  • Rachel Marsden: Kerry makes yet another dangerous rush to judgment

    Here we go again with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leveraging a tragedy to make another "strong case" based on limited evidence. We have already seen this in the case of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and chemical weapons. Now it's Russian...