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  • In Israel, plans to close immigrant center stir integration concerns

    What began as a neighborhood campaign against the planned closure of an immigrant absorption center in the town of Mevaseret Zion is now focusing a spotlight on the troubled integration of Ethiopian immigrants and the long-term fate of donations to Jewish...
  • Venezuelan judge rules government critic must face trial

    A Venezuelan judge ruled Thursday that Leopoldo Lopez, a harsh government critic and former mayor of a Caracas suburb, will face trial on charges of incitement to violence and will continue to be held without bond. Judge Adriana Lopez issued her...
  • City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors

    City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors
    The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to write a letter asking the federal government to inscribe the names of 74 U.S. Navy sailors killed at sea decades ago — including one from Glendale — on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...
  • Forced faith is not faith

    In a prison in Khartoum, a dusty city on the banks of the ancient Nile in the African nation of Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim waits. She is not alone in her confinement. Her son is with her. He is 20 months old. Her daughter is there, too. She was born in...
  • Appeals court to redo terror case hearing that went unrecorded

    Appeals court to redo terror case hearing that went unrecorded
    In an unprecedented mulligan, the federal appeals court in Chicago decided to redo oral arguments in a local terrorism case after it was revealed earlier this week that court personnel failed to record the initial hearing. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

    Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger
    Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
  • A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce

    A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce
    Latinos have for years made up one of the largest and fastest-growing groups in the country. They have also long been one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the federal workplace. Now a new effort is underway — at the highest...
  • Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine

    "Welcome to hell." That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected. But even with...
  • Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace

    Ukraine's new president vows to pursue peace
    As fighting continued in eastern Ukraine, billionaire-turned-politician Petro Poroshenko, who was sworn on Saturday as the fifth president of post-Soviet Ukraine, offered a peace plan to resolve the bloody conflict in the industrial Donbass region. "I...
  • Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next

    Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next
    Israeli leaders are presenting conflicting views of the country's future amid the stalled peace talks with Palestinians, reflecting sharp differences within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition. Several government ministers have...
  • Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners

    Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners
    Syrian President Bashar Assad, who won reelection last week amid the country's three-year civil war, issued a general amnesty for prisoners Monday. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the wide-ranging edict included the commuting of death...