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  • 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...
  • Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail

    Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail
    About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Others continued...
  • Hong Kong protest leader: New strategies needed to pressure government

    Hong Kong protest leader: New strategies needed to pressure government
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement will need to muster more political power to force the government to listen to its demands, said Alex Chow, one of the student leaders of the demonstrations, as the sit-ins stretched on Wednesday. “We will...
  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before...
  • Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless

    Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless
    For the second time in four days, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott was cited by police for a violating a new city ordinance designed to stop him and others from feeding the homeless in public spaces. "I expected it," Abbott said Wednesday after four...
  • Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

     Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism
    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...
  • Animal activists: Charges unfairly label property crime as terrorism

    Animal activists: Charges unfairly label property crime as terrorism
    The federal charges against two animal activists accused of releasing hundreds of mink from a downstate Illinois farm into the wild are unconstitutionally overbroad, criminalize protected free speech and unfairly label a property crime an act of...
  • 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...