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  • Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities

    Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities
    At the hair salon on her wedding day, a fellow bride turned to Tuqaa Afash and asked who her fiance was. "Abdulkareem Laila," Afash said, expecting that in the tight-knit village on the outskirts of Aleppo, the woman would recognize his name. "I don't...
  • Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury

    Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury
    He gave up just once, opting last year to enter hospice care and stop taking nutrition through a feeding tube. He wanted an end to the pain and surgeries and tubes and pumps that had sustained him after he was paralyzed from the chest down by an Iraqi...
  • For some Hong Kong protesters, Tiananmen still casts a shadow

    Every night around 1 a.m. for the last five weeks, Jonathan Chan has taken up watch near the Hong Kong government office complex. As pro-democracy demonstrators settle in for the night, he watches like a hawk for any movement of police on the perimeter....
  • Hong Kong protesters prepare for long haul

    Hong Kong protesters prepare for long haul
    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot...
  • Hong Kong court says police can remove protesters

    Hong Kong court says police can remove protesters
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy¬†demonstrators¬†could be forced to leave the streets or risk arrest as early as Wednesday after the territory’s high court ruled that police could start removing barricades and protesters from occupied zones. The...
  • Missouri governor says violence won't be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling

    Missouri governor says violence won't  be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling
    While the St. Louis area remains on edge awaiting a grand jury decision in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., local law enforcement and activists are preparing for protests that could potentially...
  • Palestinian activist found guilty of concealing Israeli conviction

    Palestinian activist found guilty of concealing Israeli conviction
    A Palestinian activist from Chicago was ordered taken into custody Monday after she was found guilty of lying on immigration and citizenship papers by concealing her conviction for a deadly terrorist bombing in Israel more than 40 years ago. A federal...
  • U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt

    U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt
    Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrated his recent return from the U.S. by imprisoning prominent opposition blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Historically, Washington's renewed pledges of massive military aid have...
  • Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections

    Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections
    On a quiet Sunday morning in East L.A. a few weeks back, the campaign between Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Gloria Molina provided its first truly awkward moment. Huizar, who is seeking a third term in the March 3 council...
  • China's president praises Hong Kong chief's handling of protests

    China's president praises Hong Kong chief's handling of protests
    Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his support Sunday for the Hong Kong government's handling of the ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations, even as student protest leaders sought to schedule direct talks with central government authorities. Xi met...
  • 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...