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  • Abortion foes get up close and personal after court erases buffer zones

    The two women climb out of the car in front of Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue and Eleanor McCullen reaches them in two quick steps. She tries to hand them a white rose and a pamphlet about alternatives to abortion, and beseeches them to let her...
  • Egypt's new day? [Commentary]

    Egypt's new day? [Commentary]
    Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Mohamed Morsi Hosni Mobarak Egypt presidential election As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all...
  • 'Night Moves' explores line between activism, terrorism

    'Night Moves' explores line between activism, terrorism
    Genre-busting Kelly Reichardt takes on psychological thrillers in her provocative new drama "Night Moves" starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard and the breathtaking beauty of rural Oregon. The story, which the director wrote with...
  • Murrieta's anti-immigrant protesters could learn something from Lady Liberty

    Murrieta's anti-immigrant protesters could learn something from Lady Liberty
    To the editor: If ever there was a time that the inscription on the Statue of Liberty needed to be read by all in this country, it is now: ("Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees," July 1) "Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled...
  • Protesters of undocumented immigrants vow to block new arrivals

    Protesters of undocumented immigrants vow to block new arrivals
    Protesters who successfully blocked immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility in Murrieta earlier this week say they're ready to do it again should federal immigration officials attempt a similar drop-off. Officials with...
  • Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby

    Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby
    Between 20 and 30 protesters confronted shoppers walking into the new Hobby Lobby on Victory Boulevard in Burbank Friday morning, upset over a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the company to exempt certain contraceptives from employees'...
  • Activists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol

    A group of activists pressing for tougher campaign finance rules has stirred things up at the Capitol, resulting in more than 40 arrests of its members and sparking debate about democracy and government. A dozen activists from the group 99Rise walked...
  • Protesters on both sides of immigration question gather in Murrieta

     Protesters on both sides of immigration question gather in Murrieta
    Amid raucous clashes that have disrupted the Border Patrol's ability to process a wave of young Central American detainees and escalated the national debate over illegal immigration, protesters on both sides in Murrieta on Friday found some common ground:...
  • Protesters gather at Murrieta to await buses of immigrants

    Protesters gather at Murrieta to await buses of immigrants
    Protesters have gathered near the entrance to a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif., on Friday to await buses of undocumented immigrants, but whether those buses will arrive is unknown. Unlike Tuesday when shouting, flag-waving protesters blocked...
  • Murrieta immigrant detainee protests keep growing

    The standoff over the housing of immigrant detainees in Murrieta grew Friday as protesters on both sides of the issue stood their ground. Hundreds of people gathered on the road to the federal processing facility,  anticipating another convoy of...
  • Abortion buffer zone laws begin falling after Supreme Court ruling

    Abortion buffer zone laws begin falling after Supreme Court ruling
    Less than two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling struck down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters to stay outside a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, cities around the country are moving to repeal similar laws or are not enforcing the...