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Human Rights

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  • Ex-Bucks teacher can't sue over blog, judge says

    A former Bucks County high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students as "frightfully dim," "utterly loathsome," and "whiny" in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled....
  • Detroit's mayor given control of water department

    DETROIT Detroit's emergency manager on Tuesday granted fuller authority to the city's mayor to manage the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, amid outcry over its crackdown on customers with overdue bills. Mayor Mike Duggan had said that he wasn't in...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Hobby Lobby Should Provide Insurance Covering Legal Contraception

    The following is an abridged version of a conversation at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Bill Cink: The Hobby Lobby decision did not infringe on anyone's rights, but did to a small degree support and defend everyone's 1st Amendment rights, so I'...
  • En Florida: Continúa la batalla por la igualdad nupcial

    En Florida: Continúa la batalla por la igualdad nupcial
    Cuando el juez de circuito de Key West, Luis García, anuló la semana pasada la prohibición aprobada por voto popular para uniones de personas del mismo sexo, comenzó un tortuoso camino legal hacia la igualdad nupcial para homosexuales y lesbianas. Y eso...
  • Detroit mayor takes control of water agency amid shutoff controversy

    Detroit's emergency manager turned over control of the city's water and sewage department to the mayor's office Tuesday amid scrutiny over the city's policy of cracking down on water customers with overdue bills. The city began aggressively...
  • Call yourself 'pro-choice' or not, your abortion rights are under attack

    Call yourself 'pro-choice' or not, your abortion rights are under attack
    With every aspect of the abortion issue controversial these days, why wouldn’t the labels be as well? Apparently some abortion rights advocates are retiring the term “pro-choice” to describe what they do. “I just think the ‘...
  • Tobacco tax law cost U.S. billions in revenue: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 2009 law that raised federal taxes to discourage smoking cost the U.S. government billions of dollars in lost revenue as manufacturers relabeled products and consumers shifted to cheaper pipe tobacco and large cigars, the U.S....
  • In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack government network

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China. Officials said "a...
  • Trudy Rubin: In Gaza, time to stop the blame and recognize the humanity

    On my refrigerator door I keep a photo of an exceptional Palestinian woman who ran kindergartens in Gaza in the 1990s for the Philly-based American Friends Service Committee. Mary Khaas, who died more than a decade ago, would drag her teachers from...
  • Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster...
  • Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A group of 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, arrived at a detention camp in Australia, government officials said on Monday, after having been held at sea by authorities for almost a month. The asylum seekers are...