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  • Guests For Jan. 23 Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint

    Guests For Jan. 23   Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint
    Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint -- a former "Miss USA" and "Miss Connecticut" -- has journeyed from Hartford's North End to New York City and Hollywood. She has scored minor roles in "The Sopranos" and "The Departed" and has been the face representing several major commercial products. ... The Weaver High School graduate, who studied at UConn, is a guest Sunday on "The Stan Simpson Show.'' ... An outspoken Hartford activist, Toussaint is bullish about the capital city she still calls home.
  • How Pakistan's Sharif stumbled into protests crisis

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan's parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.      But Sharif only listened in silence as...

    Rights struggle to continue after Missouri violence fades, organizers vow

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - After two nights of relative calm in Ferguson, Missouri, many have expressed hope the violent clashes and looting that followed a white police officer's shooting of an unarmed black teenager will soon be a thing of the past....

    Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers

    Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers
    It hasn't been so easy for traditional civil rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging...

    Indian hunger striking activist re-arrested: police

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila, on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities, was arrested again on Friday two days after being released from hospital detention. "Sharmila has been...