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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

    The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press. Both sides agree the...
  • Tunisia's neglected youth find their voice in hip hop, rap

    On the roof of a concrete building in an impoverished Tunis neighborhood, hip hop beats pound out from a PC hooked up to cheap speakers. Under graffiti-daubed cloth, young men in sweatpants and baseball caps breakdance, popping and locking robotically to...
  • Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation. "In this journey to restore your democracy, the American...
  • Protests are fine, but policy is where change needs to happen

    On the Thursday before Baltimore burned, Mr. Lee went to Washington. He didn't have far to go. Rev. Tony Lee is the 46-year-old pastor of Community of Hope, an AME church housed in a shopping mall in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, just minutes from the D....
  • Celebration, anger at 'victory rally' after charges filed in Freddie Gray case

    Celebration, anger at 'victory rally' after charges filed in Freddie Gray case
    It was part dance party, and part angry cry for justice. The day after six police officers were charged in the killing of Freddie Gray, at least 1,000 people converged on City Hall on Saturday for a largely celebratory "victory rally." They danced in...
  • US airstrikes killed Syrian villagers, rights group claims

    ISTANBUL Scores of Arab villagers died in airstrikes Thursday in northeast Syria, and local activists charged Saturday that the U.S.-led coalition was responsible. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britian-based group that monitors violence in...
  • Rights group: Evidence cluster bombs used in Yemen

    Human Rights Watch says a Saudi-led coalition may have used cluster bombs in its airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen. In a report released Sunday, the U.S.-based group says satellite imagery indicates the munitions landed "within 600 meters of...
  • France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

     France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children
    French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. The French probes follow an initial United Nations investigation into the...
  • Parks and beaches no place to light up

    Parks and beaches no place to light up
    Smoke-free state parks and beaches enjoy tremendously popular support. A recent statewide poll of 1,058 likely voters, conducted thanks to the generosity of the Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation, shows 70 percent of Florida voters favor a...
  • Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

    Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their captivity that they opened fire on their rescuers, and experts said Wednesday they would need intensive...
  • Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests

    Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term. Maj. Gen. Pontien Gaciyubwenge told a news conference that "all political actors" in...