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  • Immigration protesters pressure Obama for more change

    Immigration protesters pressure Obama for more change
    When immigration activists take to the streets Thursday for a series of May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles, their message will be largely directed at President Obama. "The president needs to be pressured to use the authority that he has to keep...
  • Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees

    Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees
    Amid rising concern over a surge of young immigrants crossing the border illegally, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of detainees in Riverside County on Tuesday, preventing them from reaching a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta....
  • New flood of immigrants unsettles some U.S. towns

    New flood of immigrants unsettles some U.S. towns
    A day earlier, angry protesters had blocked buses carrying immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility here. On Wednesday, while the rancor in Murrieta had eased, some remained adamant that they would fight any attempts to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language

    For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language
    Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood. Back when the 77-year-old was a skinny, rambunctious schoolboy, teachers from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tried to exorcise a part of Tsosie...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer

    Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer
    Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were organizing for an electronic vote Sunday to gauge protesters’ opinions about the government’s recent olive branch. But some supporters of the sit-ins warned the poll could backfire. After more than...
  • Egyptian court sentences 23 secular activists to 3-year prison terms

    Egyptian court sentences 23 secular activists to 3-year prison terms
    In the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced nearly two dozen secular activists to three-year prison terms for violating a law that essentially bans street protests. The 23 who were sentenced in...
  • Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera

    Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera
    It wasn't on a scale with the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," but the first Metropolitan Opera performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," the controversial work by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman about the 1985...