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Freedom of the Press

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  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Syria's rocky road to a free press

    Syria's rocky road to a free  press
    Laith Halabi paced the dark streets of Aleppo looking for a person to interview. The wiry young journalist with the independent Shahba Press news agency worried that no one would agree to a man-on-the-street, even on the innocuous topic of a...
  • Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name

    Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly. The Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday urging the National Football League to pressure the team's owner,...
  • Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says

    Egypt authorities likely committed crimes against humanity, group says
    A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi...
  • Morris to seek AG opinion on county fair's political group ban

    Morris to seek AG opinion on county fair's political group ban
    ISLE OF WIGHT – Del. Rick Morris, R-Carrollton, will request an opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring later this week about whether the Isle of Wight County Fair Committee's decision to bar him from handing out legislative literature...
  • Two reporters briefly detained near protest in Ferguson, Mo.

    Two reporters briefly detained near protest in Ferguson, Mo.
    As police in this St. Louis suburb turned out in force Wednesday evening to discourage another night of unrest, they unleashed a brief contretemps by arresting a pair of reporters. Protests have occurred every night since a Ferguson police officer...
  • Washington Post reporter recounts arrest in Ferguson, Mo.

    Washington Post reporter recounts arrest in Ferguson, Mo.
    For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald's a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown's shooting as a staging area. Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby. But inside there's WiFi and outlets, so it's common for...
  • Stickergate charges 'a bunch of nonsense,' DA says

    Nazareth police Chief Thomas Trachta was called a "cupcake" by a district judge, who this week threw out charges his police department filed against three men who posted stickers around town calling for his firing. No surprise, Trachta fared just as...
  • GOP campaign arm launches fake news sites against Democrats

    GOP campaign arm launches fake news sites against Democrats
    At first glance, the “Central Valley Update,” the “Augusta Update” and the “Aurora Update” appear to be doing what any news site would do: hold local candidates accountable. Problem is, they’re not real news...
  • Notes and notables

    A deeper connection Newport News Shipbuilding is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the economic engine that drives Hampton Roads, but there is something unique and special about the work done there that goes well beyond numbers. It is...