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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell

    Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell
    During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
  • Can Israel survive?

    Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel's neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies-...
  • Cuba trade backers in Senate take small steps first

    WASHINGTON Ordinary tourists could start dreaming up itineraries for trips to Cuba under legislation that senators will introduce on Thursday. The bill to end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba will be announced Thursday at a...
  • North Korea may be restarting nuke plant, according to images reviewed by US institute

    North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for...
  • Former Panamanian president's hunger for gossip at center of wiretap probe

    PANAMA CITY When the United States rejected former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli's request for spying equipment to eavesdrop, U.S. diplomats feared, on his political enemies, the former supermarket baron turned to another source: Israel. Now...
  • Russia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog after again being stripped of vote

    Russia has extended its walkout from Europe's human rights watchdog after again losing its right to vote over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to renew sanctions against Russia, which...
  • Human Rights Watch blasts IS group over atrocities, says Iraq, Syria fueling extremism

    Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Syrian and Iraqi governments, saying they fuel extremism. The criticism came in a 656-page annual report...
  • Islamic State flees Kobani in Syria; Kurds in Turkey, Iraq dance in the streets

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish fighters in Syria claimed Tuesday to have lifted the Islamic State's four-month siege of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and said the last Islamic State attackers were on the run. "The Islamic State is on the verge of defeat,"...
  • Alabama challenges federal judge's decision that overturned state's ban on same-sex marriage

    Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage — a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal. At least two same-sex couples sought and were refused...
  • Protesters target Riverside for partnering with city in Vietnam

    Protesters target Riverside for partnering with city in Vietnam
    Days after signing an agreement to forge a relationship with a city in Vietnam, elected leaders in Riverside are bracing for hundreds of Vietnamese American protesters who have vowed to gather outside City Hall and demand that officials rescind their pact...
  • Idaho lawmakers hear testimony about bill that would have protections for sexual orientation

    Supporters of religious freedom went toe-to-toe Monday against hundreds of gay rights advocates who had waited nearly a decade to speak in the Idaho Legislature for a measure that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in the state. The...