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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Missouri city repeals protection for gays against bias

    Missouri city repeals protection for gays against bias
    Voters in Missouri's third largest city of Springfield voted Tuesday to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Unofficial final results showed that...
  • Fixing U.S. ties with Kenya: Kerry meets leader ahead of Obama visit

    Fixing U.S. ties with Kenya: Kerry meets leader ahead of Obama visit
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday sought to rebuild America’s frayed relationship with Kenya, which went into decline after the 2013 election of a president who had been charged with crimes against humanity in the International Criminal...
  • Review: 'The Brothers' by Masha Gessen

    Review: 'The Brothers' by Masha Gessen
    "How could they do this?" When a bomb goes off, killing three and wounding 264, that's the question we all ask. It's a question we ask over and over, whenever shocking acts of violence are committed; we rarely get answers — and when we do, they...
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  • Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels

    Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels
    A shadowy new pro-government force has been deployed in the embattled Yemeni port city of Aden, according to reports Sunday, sparking speculation that ground troops from the Saudi-led coalition may have joined the battle against Houthi rebels and their...
  • Body farm project for Florida still alive but needs home

    Body farm project for Florida still alive but needs home
    TAMPA — Though plans to deposit the dearly departed in the earth near Tampa are dead, cadaver researchers continue to push to find a new site where scientists can study the business of human decomposition in Florida's subtropical climate and maybe...
  • SUNY chimp case questions animals' right to freedom

    SUNY chimp case questions animals' right to freedom
    When a court hearing was ordered to determine whether two chimpanzees, named Hercules and Leo, are being “unlawfully detained” by the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the primates (and their lawyers) made a bit of history. No,...
  • The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

    The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada
    Bill Clinton was planning a charity trip to Latin America and needed a big plane. For Frank Giustra, who had never met the former president, this was an opportunity. The Canadian mining magnate and onetime Hollywood studio owner stepped up to let the...
  • Parks and beaches no place to light up

    Parks and beaches no place to light up
    Smoke-free state parks and beaches enjoy tremendously popular support. A recent statewide poll of 1,058 likely voters, conducted thanks to the generosity of the Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation, shows 70 percent of Florida voters favor a...
  • Protests are fine, but policy is where change needs to happen

    On the Thursday before Baltimore burned, Mr. Lee went to Washington. He didn't have far to go. Rev. Tony Lee is the 46-year-old pastor of Community of Hope, an AME church housed in a shopping mall in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, just minutes from the D....
  • Celebration, anger at 'victory rally' after charges filed in Freddie Gray case

    Celebration, anger at 'victory rally' after charges filed in Freddie Gray case
    It was part dance party, and part angry cry for justice. The day after six police officers were charged in the killing of Freddie Gray, at least 1,000 people converged on City Hall on Saturday for a largely celebratory "victory rally." They danced in...