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Civil and Human Rights

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  • 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...
  • Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas

    Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas
    The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela. Angered by a White House order that identified his country as a threat to U.S....
  • Stage being set for historic Obama-Castro meeting Saturday

    Stage being set for historic Obama-Castro meeting Saturday
    President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved toward a groundbreaking meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas Friday in what would be a remarkable display of reconciliation between two nations with the leadership of the...
  • Dealing with social media buzz: Walt Whitman might understand

    My smartphone glows with excitement. I have a new Twitter follower. His name is Francesco. He describes himself as "Reputation Management. Music, Fashion, Art, TV, Film." His address is "In a State of Self-Indulgence." How cool is that? He has 15.2K...
  • Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in Mexico cartel country

    Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in Mexico cartel country
    The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour...
  • Islamic State says it's responsible for bombing at Saudi Shiite mosque

    Islamic State says it's responsible for bombing at Saudi Shiite mosque
    Islamic State militants Friday claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Saudi Arabia, marking the Sunni Muslim organization’s first formal assertion that it had carried out an attack on the kingdom’s soil. The...
  • Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
    Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The...
  • Siege of Syrian soldiers ends as insurgent victories mount

    Siege of Syrian soldiers ends as insurgent victories mount
    Syrian authorities on Friday trumpeted the escape of dozens of soldiers trapped for weeks in a besieged hospital in a northern town even as Al Qaeda-linked militants said they had overrun the entire area and scored another victory against the government....
  • Crisis in the Mediterranean

    Crisis in the Mediterranean
    After hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy drowned last Sunday when their rickety vessel capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, it's no longer possible to ignore the humanitarian disaster unfolding on Europe's southern flank. This year at least 900...
  • Claim Street firefighter now battling pension board

    Claim Street firefighter now battling pension board
    Firefighters know that call can come in at any time. In this case, it was around 4 a.m., even before daybreak on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Lt. Jack Westphall, leading Engine Company 4, realized immediately it was a bad one. A fully involved multi-complex...
  • Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State
    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian desert town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The...