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Freedom of the Press

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  • Obama's crackdown on leakers damages constitutional protections, activists say

    WASHINGTON Recent revelations of the U.S. government's pervasive surveillance program and its crackdown on leaks are making it increasingly difficult for American journalists and lawyers to do their jobs, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch and the...
  • Boy found in basement was abused by father, stepmom, petition says

    Boy found in basement was abused by father, stepmom, petition says
    The 12-year-old Detroit boy, Charlie Bothuell V, who was reported missing and then discovered hidden in his family's basement was beaten with a PVC pipe so severely by his father that he was covered in scars and too sore to sit, according to a petition...
  • PASSINGS: Dick Wagner, Wilton Schiller

      Dick Wagner Rock guitarist worked with Alice Cooper, others Dick Wagner, 71, a rock 'n' roll guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote songs for Cooper, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at a...
  • Travel Q&A: Jabbed in the back at 30,000 feet

    Travel Q&A: Jabbed in the back at 30,000 feet
    Q: I can hardly stand to fly because the person sitting behind me always punches their seat-back entertainment screen so hard I can feel it through the seat into my back. What can I do? Feel Like Screaming A: In-flight entertainment touch screens on thin...
  • A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy

    A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy
    Whatever you think of therapy designed to change people's sexual orientation — and we think it's both harmful and insulting to gays and lesbians — it's not constitutionally protected free speech. That was the correct conclusion of a federal...
  • Trayvon Martin: Rachel Jeantel on 'This Week'

    Trayvon Martin: Rachel Jeantel on 'This Week'
    Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's friend, will be featured on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. In a preview, ABC News said, "In our 'Sunday Spotlight,' one year after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin, ABC News' Matt...
  • Free speech, sure, but what about a woman’s right to tune out?

     
    Friday's print column Anti-abortion activist Nancy Clark of Worcester, Mass., estimated in court testimony that “only 1 woman in 100” entering an abortion clinic was willing to walk across the street to hear her out after passage of a state......
  • George Clooney Hits Out at Tabloid That Allegedly Put His Fiancee's Life in Danger

    George Clooney has hit out at British tabloid the Daily Mail, alleging the paper has run a false story about his fiancee, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, that has put her life and the lives of her family at risk. The Mail, which has been...
  • Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids

    Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids
    It's a free country, folks are wont to say. So says the Bill of Rights' guarantee to Americans. We can worship how we like. We can peaceably gather when we choose. We can bear and keep AK-47s. And we can say what we darn well please. Unless, that...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot

    Russian authorities on Wednesday charged a captured Ukrainian military pilot with complicity in the deaths last month of two Russian journalists, spurring accusations in Kiev that the female officer was abducted by pro-Russia militants and illegally...
  • Is Michigan man a war criminal?

    DUBLIN, Ireland They moved in lockstep, nearly 400 of them, to the rhythms of a drummer and a piper. They marched a half-mile through downtown streets in the Irish capital, on their way to the U.S. Embassy. The straight-lined formation of former Irish...