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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Complaints about jail food highlight debate over outsourcing public services

    ATLANTA One prisoner said he eased hunger pangs by eating toothpaste. One complained he got so little food that he trembled at night in his cell. Another filed grievance after grievance, each consisting of a single word: "Hungry." These complaints, all...
  • Women's rights, taxes and SunRail: Rant 30-Word Rant:

    Women's rights, taxes and SunRail: Rant 30-Word Rant:
    Republicans are again on the wrong side of history on climate change, like they are on women's rights, minimum wage and Wall Street regulation. Liberals are having a hissy fit that a movie about God, guns and an American hero blows away box-office...
  • U.S. State Department negotiator meets with Cuban dissidents

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson invited a dozen dissidents to breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship with Cuba. Among those...
  • Mental illness law allowing court-ordered outpatient treatment rarely used

    Mental illness law allowing court-ordered outpatient treatment rarely used
    In the days after Christian Gomez picked up an ax and decapitated his mother on New Year's Eve, neighbors in the family's Tampa-area suburb said the 23-year-old man had a history of mental illness so severe that his mother sometimes tried to hide...
  • UN, US praise Congo parliament after approval of amended law

    KINSHASA, Congo The United Nations and U.S. praised the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament for approving an amended version of an electoral law as calm returned to the capital, Kinshasa, after protests last week that left as many as 40 people dead....
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani, monitoring group says

    BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday pushed Islamic State jihadists out of the embattled town of Kobani, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Kani Araban district from the extremists in the morning and...
  • llinois Holocaust Museum partners with Naperville School District 203

    llinois Holocaust Museum partners with Naperville School District 203
    Naperville school children will learn about tolerance, compassion and peace through a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. Kelley Szany, ┐director of educational outreach and genocide...
  • World Health Organization adopts reforms after bungling Ebola response

    The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On Sunday, several dozen of WHO's member...
  • Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won't make major changes to its system

    The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer...
  • Islamic State on 'verge of defeat' in key Syrian town of Kobani

    Islamic State on 'verge of defeat' in key Syrian town of Kobani
    Islamic State has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, marking a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants. The Britain-based Syrian...
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobane, monitoring group says

    BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday pushed Islamic State jihadists out of the embattled town of Kobane, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Kani Araban district from the extremists in the morning and...