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Civil and Human Rights

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  • EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis

    EU finally attempting to address migrant crisis
    Leaders of the European Union are doing something this week they should have done months ago: They're mapping a strategy to counter a humanitarian crisis at sea — a steady flow of rickety boats carrying thousands of mostly African and Middle Eastern...
  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    Fourteen years after the U.S. first criticized Thailand for labor abuse in its annual trafficking report, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The U.S. has not enforced...
  • For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat

    Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding. Doing mandatory national service in the east African country of Eritrea, Kidane asked his commander for permission for a leave to attend the wedding. The...
  • Seoul leans toward allowing group of women to cross DMZ

    South Korea said Wednesday that it will likely support a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem in what is planned as a call for the reunification of the two countries. The...
  • My father was gay. Yet I oppose legalizing same-sex marriage.

    It took me decades to come to my views on same-sex "marriage." From infancy, I was unwittingly identified under the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual umbrella. During the first 30 years of my life, I garnered many personal, social and...
  • Little Rock approves anti-discrimination protections

    Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay. The ordinance approved by the city's...
  • Saudis order sudden halt to Yemen airstrikes as outcry grows over civilian toll

    WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia on Tuesday abruptly suspended a 26-day bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen that it had undertaken with U.S. support but that had been criticized by humanitarian aid groups for causing hundreds of civilian deaths....
  • Wendy Davis to promote gender equality

    FORT WORTH, Texas After months of being out of the spotlight, Wendy Davis is back. The former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, known nationwide for her 2013 filibuster against new abortion restrictions, is sparking speculation and garnering media...
  • Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

    President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of violence have killed at least five people. In the days before the peace march in...
  • US puts 2 Greek far-left militants on terror blacklist

    The Obama administration placed two Greek far-left militants on a terrorism blacklist Tuesday amid concerns that a third could soon be released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. The State Department added...
  • BHS Interact Club spurs compassionate efforts at home and abroad

    BHS Interact Club spurs compassionate efforts at home and abroad
    Helping children and the elderly alike is the mission of a group of Barrington High School students as they pursue their own unique passions through Rotary International's Interact Club, the high school arm of the Rotary Club. Through the club, students...