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  • US public support for Israel weakens

    With its war on Gaza, Israel has lost support among many people in the United States. A Gallup poll from late July found that 42 percent of Americans thought "Israel's actions against Hamas" were justified, while a close 39 percent felt they were...
  • The world needs a freer, better Egypt

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Aug. 14: Egypt, the heart of the Arab world, could and should be a major player today in finding resolution to all of the chaos and violence in the Middle East today. Instead, it...
  • Along route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid desperate migrants

    ARRIAGA, Mexico He's not in it for money or self-gratification. He does it for migrants who have no voice, who are afraid to stand out in a country that's not their own. He has dedicated his life to helping secure theirs. Carlos Solis eats, sleeps and...
  • European Games must be Olympics springboard - Baku 2015 chief

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Games, starting from the inaugural event in Azerbaijan next year, must become a springboard for the Olympics with athletes attracted by qualification opportunities, the head of the Baku 2015 European Games said on Friday....
  • MSF urges Myanmar to allow it to resume work as health crisis worsens

    YANGON (Reuters) - An international medical group has urged the Myanmar government to follow through on a commitment to let it resume work in one of the poorest parts of the country, warning that healthcare there has seriously deteriorated since it was...
  • President Obama's troubling dinner party

    The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates. The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
  • In Africa policy, let freedom ring

     In Africa policy, let freedom ring
    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Barack Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues too. That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on...
  • Target signs legal brief backing gay marriage

    Target Corp. has for the first time come out publicly in support of gay marriage, as a growing number of high-profile businesses take positions on the divisive issue. In revealing Tuesday that it had signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a &#...
  • Boynton moving ahead with domestic partner benefits

    Boynton moving ahead with domestic partner benefits
    Boynton Beach will be moving forward with getting city employees domestic partner benefits. On Tuesday, at the city's regular meeting, the commission voted to send information from the Palm Beach Human Rights Council to city staff members to see what...
  • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general
    Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco. In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
  • Top women players tell FIFA: World Cup on turf is discriminatory

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Some of the world's top women soccer players say FIFA's proposal to play the 2015 Women's World Cup finals in Canada on artificial turf instead of grass is discriminatory and violates human rights. The World Cup finals for men and...