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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

    U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's longstanding dispute with...
  • Jordan hangs 11 after eight-year death penalty freeze

    Jordan executed 11 citizens on Sunday, ending an eight-year moratorium on capital punishment, judicial sources said. The hanged men were among 120 Jordanians convicted of capital crimes in the last 10 years, according to the sources. Jordan halted...
  • Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

    For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation. "A lot of what the president...
  • Exit polls suggest challenger has won Tunisia presidential election

    Exit polls suggest challenger has won Tunisia presidential election
    Exit polls in Tunisia suggested that a figure associated with the regime overthrown in 2011 won Sunday’s presidential poll, but his rival refused to concede defeat and official results were not expected until later in the week. At least two exit...
  • Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba

    Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba
    There would be roast pork, black beans and rice, yucca and flan at Eva Queral Fiastro's annual holiday dinner for her large Cuban-American family this weekend, as always. But this year, there will be an even bigger helping of news to digest: President...
  • U.S. infusion could help dreams come true in Cuba

    U.S. infusion could help dreams come true in Cuba
    Long before he withered away, when he couldn't walk, was blind in one eye and could only speak a few coherent words, my father would fondly reminisce about his homeland. It was the hopeful song of Cuban exiles. El próximo" año. Next year. "I sense...
  • Sudan rights group says raided after opposition unity deal

    Security forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, just weeks after jailing its former leader, the monitoring group's leader said, in what activists fear is a widening crackdown ahead of a presidential election in April. The...
  • Four militants hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens

    Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week. None of those hanged has anything to do with...
  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there

    In historic U.S.-Cuba deal, Fidel is the man who wasn't there
    Missing from discussions touched off by the epic changes coming in U.S.-Cuba relations was the bearded figure who stands as the constant center of 55 years of stalemate: Fidel Castro. Now 88, the elder Castro ceded power to brother Raul more than six...