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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Kurdish fighters broaden offensive after driving IS militants out of Syrian town of Kobani

    Kurdish fighters expanded their offensive Tuesday after driving Islamic State militants from the Syrian border town of Kobani the previous day, to retake dozens of surrounding villages still held by the militants, activists and officials said. Pushing IS...
  • Long-sought bill creating protections for gays in conservative Idaho stirs emotional debate

    Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts before responding to a question in a room packed with supporters of religious freedom and hundreds of gay rights advocates. "Can you tell me where gay people...
  • America needs a strong, fair housing market

    As an organization that advocates for more South Floridians to have access to home ownership, we were pleased to see Mel Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, recently visit South Florida to discuss the Home Affordable Refinance...
  • Georgia executes intellectually disabled man

    ATLANTA Warren Lee Hill, a man with an IQ of 70, was put to death Tuesday despite international protests that Georgia was executing a man with a child's intellect. Hill went to the death chamber without a word and was pronounced dead by lethal...
  • Professor recalls 'crazy' discovery of radon in Berks

    The discovery in a Center Valley home last fall of the highest radon reading ever in Pennsylvania has its roots in a mystery that started in Berks County almost 30 years ago. For Brian Redmond, professor of geology and chemistry in Wilkes University's...
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobane, monitoring group says

    BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday pushed Islamic State jihadists out of the embattled town of Kobane, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Kani Araban district from the extremists in the morning and...
  • Kurdish fighters celebrate ousting Islamic State militants from Syrian town of Kobani

    Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition. The Kurds raised their flag on a hill that...
  • Obama urges religious tolerance, human rights in India

    President Obama urged support for religious tolerance and human rights in a speech Tuesday in New Delhi, drawing on the American experience and his own personal ones to soften a message with the potential to give offense to his Indian hosts, especially...
  • South Florida Democrats walk fine line on Cuba

    South Florida Democrats walk fine line on Cuba
    South Florida's Democratic members of Congress are caught between a rock (President Barack Obama) and a hard place (their Cuban-American congressional colleagues) when it comes to rapidly changing U.S. policy toward the island nation. U.S. Reps....
  • Cuba, tax break and animal rights: Letters

    Cuba, tax break and animal rights: Letters
    Cuba policy a betrayal Any visitor to Cuba, by spending money there, is aiding and abetting the Cuban government to continue its hold on power. Yes, you can get a cheap vacation, but you would be benefiting from the misery of those who have endured more...
  • Trunks educate kids about the Shoah

    Trunks educate kids about the Shoah
    For some young teens in the religious school at Temple Shaarei Shalom in Boynton Beach, much of what they knew about the Holocaust came from viewing "The Diary of Anne Frank." But thanks to "Teaching Trunks," a unique teaching program for the school's...