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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Tim Tebow, Kaká inspire favorite Derby horse names

    Always something to learn about you good people when we hold our "Name a Kentucky Derby race horse" competition. For example, the approximately 250 entrants (and more than 500 names) produced evidence of who your are thinking about now — and who you...
  • For one year, reading books by only minority authors

    For one year, reading books by only minority authors
    In 2014, I decided that for the entire year, I wouldn't read books written by white authors. My goal was to address the reading practices I developed growing up in Australia, where white authors have dominated the literary world. My high school reading...
  • Drone collateral deaths are major strikes against morality

    Drone strikes, by their nature, are bound to kill innocent civilians. It is all too easy to ignore this ugly fact — and the dubious morality of the whole enterprise — until the unfortunate victims happen to be Westerners. Only then does...
  • Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

    Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a crucial province. The takeover prompted retaliatory...
  • Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city

    Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city
    A loose alliance of Islamist rebel groups seized control of a northwest Syrian city on Saturday, officials said, opening a pathway into Syrian government strongholds on the Mediterranean Sea. The rebel factions overran the city of Jisr al-Shughur, 55...
  • For transgender students, schools craft policies of support

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support
    The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester. While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...
  • Burundi president nominated by ruling party for third term

    Burundi's ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions. The party announced Saturday that Nkurunziza had been nominated...
  • Not just Armenia: Other little known 20th century massacres

    This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...
  • Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure

    Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history. An emotional Holder,...
  • Former Nazi guard's openness about atrocities surprises survivor

    Former Nazi guard's openness about atrocities surprises survivor
    From her home in Skokie, Magda Brown is carefully following a trial in Germany. Brown, 87, is a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau. She was deported with her family at 17 in one of the final transports from Hungary. Both her parents were killed in its gas...
  • U.S.-backed rebels team with Islamists to capture strategic Syrian city

    ISTANBUL Rebels, including members of U.S.-backed groups and al-Qaida's Nusra Front, captured the strategic town of Jisr al Shughur in northwest Syria on Saturday. It was the second major setback for the government of President Bashar Assad in Idlib...