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  • 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,...
  • St. Louis-area churches plan to act as safe houses for those seeking refuge during protests

    ST. LOUIS One day last month, protests arrived at the doorstep of the Rev. Teresa Danieley. Danieley is pastor at St. John's Church, an Episcopal congregation in the Tower Grove neighborhood of St. Louis, just down the street from where prayer vigils...
  • 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...
  • Police arrest protesters as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

    Police arrest protesters as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, kept alert on Thursday for signs of tension after arresting five people for blocking a street the night before in a protest demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager...
  • 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...
  • Protesters firebomb police, try to shut airport in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY Riot police blocked hundreds of hooded demonstrators Thursday from shutting down the Mexico City international airport at the start of a national day of protest that began with firebomb attacks and rock-throwing clashes. Organizers picked a...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Masked men set off clashes with police in Hong Kong

    Masked men set off clashes with police in Hong Kong
    Using a metal barricade as a battering ram, masked men smashed through a window at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council headquarters early Wednesday, setting off clashes with police and raising fears that the government would step in with decisive action...
  • In Syria, struggling to shine a light on victims of sexual violence

    Soon after the young woman was released by the Syrian government in a prisoner exchange, activists began noticing the signs. The woman's husband immediately divorced her. She rarely ventured outside her parents' house. Not long after, she left for...
  • State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision

    State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision
     Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager....