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Human Rights

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  • New LGBT group pushes for anti-discrimination law

    A new group, Equality PA, will hold a community kickoff meeting Sunday about legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to prohibit discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. "Our goal is to...
  • Yad Vashem's Inaugural Florida Tribute Dinner takes place

    Two-hundred-and-seventy guests, including representatives of major community organizations, gathered at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton recently for the American Society for Yad Vashem's Inaugural Florida Tribute Dinner. Yad Vashem, located in...
  • E-cigarette bill could put more tobacco in teens' hands, groups contend

    E-cigarette bill could put more tobacco in teens' hands, groups contend
    TALLAHASSEE — Health groups and local governments say decades of work to keep tobacco products out of the hands of young people could be overturned through a House measure billed as prohibiting the sale of trendy electronic cigarettes to minors....
  • Medical marijuana users complain they're caught between Obama, Congress

    WASHINGTON In January, President Barack Obama said reclassifying marijuana and making it legal in any way "is a job for Congress." "It's not something by ourselves that we start changing," Obama said in an interview with CNN. In February, 18 members...
  • Narrowed smoker discounts still seen as unhealthy

    Whether bases should "continue to sell tobacco is something we need to look at and we are," said Hagel. "We owe it to our people. The health care costs are astounding, well over a billion dollars just in the Department of Defense on tobacco-related...
  • Romania could earn billions by integrating its Roma, World Bank says

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania could enjoy a more productive economy and gain hundreds of millions of euros a year in tax receipts if it integrated its young and impoverished Roma minority, a World Bank study showed on Monday. Human rights groups have...
  • Rwanda makes great progress 20 years after genocide

    Rwanda makes great progress 20 years after genocide
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In scattered villages on steep green hillsides, many who killed their neighbors in Rwanda's genocide 20 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead. Speech that creates ethnic divisions has been...
  • Bahrain sees bright future for night race

    MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain believes its Formula One circuit has a bright future after the country's first floodlit grand prix turned out a thriller on Sunday. Sakhir Circuit chairman Zayed Alzayani told Reuters the decision to turn the 10th anniversary...
  • Cambodian New Year parade resumes in Long Beach after 3-year hiatus

    Hundreds of marchers stood at the ready in Long Beach's Cambodia Town on Sunday morning, little girls twirling parasols and men and women in bright traditional dress, sitting in horse-drawn carriages. There was an air of anticipation as thousands of...
  • Weekend Vacation Redirects Couple Lives

    In the spring of 1989, Neil Hornish told Annie Wonko he had a special gift to give her before she left for a softball game. "I thought, oh, this is going to be it. He was going to propose," Annie says. "Wow! He's going to give it to me before the game so...
  • Cesar Chavez's family to attend Mass to celebrate his life

    Cesar Chavez's family to attend Mass to celebrate his life
    The family of Cesar Chavez will attend an annual Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday to celebrate the life and work of the late labor leader. The Mass, now in its 14th year, will be celebrated beginning at 12:30 p.m. and led by Los...