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  • As Ferguson braces for grand jury ruling, activists cite 'fear campaign'

    As Ferguson braces for grand jury ruling, activists cite 'fear campaign'
    Missouri officials have repeatedly warned that events after the grand jury decides whether to charge a white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man will be a balancing act between the need for security and the desire to protect free...
  • Ferguson and the 'us vs. them' illusion

    As the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson loomed, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a TV reporter "he's preparing for peace and war." What the governor did, in the tense uncertainty preceding the decision,...
  • Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives

    Obama Immigration Reforms An Incomplete Victory Say Connecticut Activists, U.S. Representatives
    Connecticut immigration activists like Lucas Codognolla believe President Obama’s plan to push ahead with reforms on his own is a “monumental win for the immigrant rights movement,” but one that remains incomplete. “Obviously, it...
  • Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger

    Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger
    President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...
  • Chinese court upholds professor's life term; journalist goes on trial

    Chinese court upholds professor's life term; journalist goes on trial
    Chinese courts on Friday took up two cases followed closely by international human rights watchdogs, with judges upholding a life sentence for an outspoken scholar convicted of separatism and a trial beginning for a veteran journalist charged with leaking...
  • Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism

    Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism
    As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion. "After hearing the facts...
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war

    Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war
    Guarded by a phalanx of riot police, the knot of young Jewish men, long sidelocks blowing in the breeze, strode across the paved esplanade of Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site. A group of veiled and black-robed Muslim women leaped up to confront...
  • Author Isabel Allende to be awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Author Isabel Allende to be awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Isabel Allende will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday. Allende, whose best-known book is "The House of the Spirits," is the only novelist among the 19 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor. "From...
  • Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat

    Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat
    A key media mogul who has strongly backed Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests urged demonstrators Thursday to leave the streets, saying a temporary retreat would be a strategic move in wake of recent clashes with police that have further divided...
  • Three arrested in protest that disrupted school day in Palm Beach Gardens

    Three arrested in protest that disrupted school day in Palm Beach Gardens
    An environmental protest that blocked a school's driveway entrance Friday, forcing the cancellation of classes for hundreds of students, resulted in the arrests of three protesters, police say. Police started investigating about 6:45 a.m., when staff at...
  • In Disappointing Election, Gun Rights Activists Find Glimmer Of Hope

    In Disappointing Election, Gun Rights Activists Find Glimmer Of Hope
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election victory last week marked a defeat for Second Amendment rights activists who – enraged by the sweeping gun control legislation enacted last year – had hoped to punish the governor in the first...