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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State

     Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State
    Journalists and activists in Morocco during the heady days of the Arab Spring knew Anas Haloui, a slight, serious, wispy-bearded man in his 30s who would bombard them with emails about the plight of jailed Islamists. Unlike many Salafis, as followers of...
  • Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters

    Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters
    Women priests? Thank you for the discourse "The Front Burner: Women priests in Catholic Church?" between guest columnists Joe Wenke and Sister Sara Butler (Orlando Sentinel, Friday). Like Wenke, I'm an advocate for women priests, but I do understand...
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria
    Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq. It was unclear by nightfall...
  • Our crazy policies for the mentally ill

    Our crazy policies for the mentally ill
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being shot by a Taser by sheriff's...
  • Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore raise questions

    Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore raise questions
    The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police...
  • Comic Chelsea Handler will be at Horseshoe Hammond

    Comedian, actress, author and television host Chelsea Handler, will perform stand-up comedy Sunday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Handler is known for her E! Television network show, "Chelsea Lately" and for her five books that have...
  • Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more

    Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more
    On Monday, The Sun published an article by Ian Duncan about a new report from Human Rights Watch, which "says retaliation against military service members who report sexual assaults has contributed to a culture of fear and silence." It's worth reading...
  • Transgender issues: 7 things to know about LGBT movement's next frontier

    Transgender issues: 7 things to know about LGBT movement's next frontier
    Transgender issues are the next frontier of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement. A string of high-profile cases, such as a Kansas judge's decision to allow Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to change her name to Chelsea and Olympian Bruce...
  • Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan recognize 'lucky' position as female showrunners

    Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan recognize 'lucky' position as female showrunners
    Showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan called on females to "woman up" and draw mouths on Hello Kitty knick-knacks when they were honored by the Feminist Majority Foundation on Monday night. Rhimes, who is responsible for ABC's trifecta of female-led...
  • Knowing What You Know Now, Mrs. Clinton ...

    Knowing What You Know Now, Mrs. Clinton ...
    The media have had great fun asking the Republican presidential candidates whether they would have gone to war in Iraq had they known there were no weapons of mass destruction. Whenever the media can corner Hillary Clinton, they might ask some what-if...
  • Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law

    Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law
    Voters in Springfield, Mo., voted by a slim margin to repeal protections against discrimination for the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens. The measure passed in Missouri’s third-largest city with 51.4% of the vote...