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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...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    German police search for hints of motive in homes of co-pilot amid depression reports Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French...
  • Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest...
  • Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy

    U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in...
  • Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid

    A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international...
  • Vatican sending diplomat to Obama summit with Latin America

    Pope Francis is sending a top emissary to a gathering between U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Latin America. Panama on Thursday confirmed that the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will attend next month's Summit of...
  • Local actress Roberta Randall portrays Eleanor Roosevelt

    Local actress Roberta Randall portrays Eleanor Roosevelt
    A crowd of about 50 Barrington-area residents received a unique history lesson on March 24 when local actress Roberta Randall visited the Barrington Area Public Library, where she portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt. "No one was neutral about Eleanor Roosevelt,...
  • UN approves cutting Congo peacekeeping force by 2,000

    The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that cuts the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo by 2,000, a far smaller reduction than what Congo President Joseph Kabila has wanted. The resolution defies Kabila's wish that the U.N.'...
  • China to invite foreign militaries to take part in parade

    In an unusual step, China's insular military will invite foreign armed forces to take part in a lavish military parade in Beijing this fall marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, an official said Thursday. Defense Ministry...
  • Syrian government shells kill 18 in south, activists say

    Syrian government airstrikes and shelling in the country's south killed at least 18 people on Thursday, including three children, opposition activists said. The attacks come amid heightened clashes in southern Syria between government forces and rebels...
  • Kenya's president apologizes for government's past wrongs

    Kenya's president apologized on Thursday to the Kenyan people for past wrongs committed both by his government and past regimes. President Uhuru Kenyatta told parliament during his state of the nation address that time has come to bring closure to the...