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  • Police chiefs call for expanding gun background checks

    Police chiefs call for expanding gun background checks
    Law enforcement officials from across the country on Monday called for background checks on all gun purchases, including private and gun-show sales. "We must close off all avenues for dangerous people to acquire firearms," Orlando Police Chief John Mina...
  • Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer

    Connecticut's Extremely Efficient Deer-Killer
    EAST HADDAM — Anthony DeNicola is a professional and proficient deer-killer. DeNicola estimates he's been responsible for the deaths of about 10,000 deer since he began his Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife control company in 1995. He's also...
  • Hong Kong police clear protesters

    Hong Kong police clear protesters
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks....
  • NCJW honors activist member

    NCJW honors activist member
    The National Council of Jewish Women SE Atlantic Section hosted its annual luncheon and boutique on Oct 20 at the Boca Marriott in Boca Raton despite a 30-minute blackout that didn't hamper spirits. More than 135 attendees turned out to honor Delray...
  • Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests

    Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests
    Twenty-five years after Chinese government tanks crushed the massive pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, an activist branded as one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 event has died in his Beijing home. Chen Ziming's death Tuesday was caused...
  • Hong Kong police clash with protesters; 45 arrested

    Hong Kong police arrested 45 people before dawn Wednesday after clashing with pro-democracy protesters who had barricaded a key road near the offices of the territory’s chief executive. Officers used pepper spray to remove the demonstrators from...
  • Hong Kong protesters, police clash after Mong Kok sit-in site cleared

    Police clashed with thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighborhood early Saturday, leading to at least 26 arrests. Police said 15 officers were hurt in the fracas. The confrontations were apparently fueled by...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
  • Hong Kong police clear protesters' barricades, face little resistance

    Hong Kong police cleared barricades erected by democracy demonstrators in the Mong Kok neighborhood early Friday, encountering little resistance from the dwindling number of protesters camped out there. Hundreds of officers arrived on the scene starting...
  • For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

    For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level
    The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate...
  • 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...