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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Saudi ambassador to US rejects UN criticism on Yemen casualties

    WASHINGTON The Saudi envoy to the United States denied Wednesday that the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen had caused an unusually high number of civilian casualties and brushed off calls by U.N. officials and human rights...
  • Third-generation survivor takes helm of NEXT GENERATIONS

    Third-generation survivor takes helm of NEXT GENERATIONS
    A historic moment took place for NEXT GENERATIONS at its "End of Season" Luncheon on Sunday, April 12. For the first time in its 11-year history, NEXT GENERATIONS — the South Florida nonprofit comprised of children and grandchildren of Holocaust...
  • On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey

    On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey
    A friend once sent me a Christmas card with a handwritten greeting: "May your genocide be recognized this holiday season." It still makes me laugh out loud, because it captures something about the absurd and profound impasse between Turkey and the...
  • For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

    Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as...
  • Get real with Cuba on terrorism

    Get real with Cuba on terrorism
    History may ultimately view it as an incremental step in the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, but the Obama administration's decision this week to drop the island nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism...
  • Students looking for a meaningful summer can volunteer abroad

    Students looking for a meaningful summer can volunteer abroad
    High school students seeking a meaningful experience over the summer may wish to look into volunteering abroad. Programs are available that enable students to travel to developing communities and making a positive impact there through volunteer efforts....
  • High court rejects terror victims' claims against Chiquita

    The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from relatives of thousands of victims of guerrilla conflict in Colombia who want to sue Chiquita Brand International in U.S. courts. A divided federal appeals court last year threw out claims worth potentially...
  • Abortion restrictions relying on 'junk science,' rights advocates say

    In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain. In Arizona and Arkansas, doctors are now required to tell women that drug-...
  • Syrian troops cut supply line to rebels in southern Syria

    The Syrian army says troops have captured several villages in the southern province of Daraa and cut a major supply line to Jordan for opposition fighters. A statement released in Damascus Monday said the army carried out a military operation killing...
  • Greece's far-right leader, lawmakers go on trial

    Leaders of Greece's third-largest political party, the extreme right Golden Dawn, went on trial Monday on charges of operating as a criminal organization that allegedly carried out a campaign of violence against immigrants and left-wing opponents....
  • Advocate: 5 asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

    Five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island nation of Nauru for Cambodia under a deal that allows refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country, a...