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  • 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....
  • Talk of activist interest boosts Wal-Mart call volume ahead of earnings

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traders placed bullish bets on Wal-Mart Stores Inc's options on Tuesday, the third trading day in a row, amid rumors that the retailer could face activist pressure to spin off its Sam's Club division. Activity in Wal-Mart's call...
  • Gov. Nixon: Police from state, local agencies will respond after Ferguson grand jury decision

    WELDON SPRING, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said the "pillars of safety and speech" will mark how law enforcement responds to any unrest after a grand jury decides the fate of the 28-year-old police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager more than...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Israel limits prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque after Jewish activist shot

    JERUSALEM Tensions over Jerusalem's most hotly contested holy site flared Thursday after a prominent rightist campaigner for Jewish prayer there was shot in an apparent assassination attempt, and police tracked down and killed an Arab they said was the...
  • 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...
  • Michael Brown's parents travel to Geneva to meet with UN committee

    ST. LOUIS The parents of Michael Brown traveled to Geneva on Monday to speak before the United Nations Committee against Torture. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. and several local activists will meet with the committee and present a report...
  • 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...