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Civil and Human Rights

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  • 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...
  • Opposing Cuban factions brawl at Summit of the Americas

    Opposing Cuban factions brawl at Summit of the Americas
    The Summit of the Americas gathering of the Western Hemisphere’s leaders here was supposed to be notable for the gradually improving relations between the United States and Cuba. But détente or no, the bitter differences that continue to divide...
  • Soldados estadounidenses que reportan abusos sexuales enfrentan represalias dice HRW

    Soldados estadounidenses que reportan abusos sexuales enfrentan represalias dice HRW
    Los miembros de las fuerzas armadas de EE.UU. que han denunciado haber sido víctimas de una agresión sexual sufren con frecuencia represalias que quedan impunes, señaló Human Rights Watch en un informe. A pesar de las amplias reformas por parte del...
  • Local activists push for global human rights

    Local activists push for global human rights
    Three volunteer Jewish activists from South Florida traveled to Washington, D.C. on May 13 as part of the American Jewish World Service Policy Summit, where they met with members of Congress to advocate for policies that combat violence against women...
  • Calling out the 'Opt-out' movement well deserved

    Calling out the 'Opt-out' movement well deserved
    : This month, the growing movement urging parents to opt their children out of standardized school testing received a well-deserved shaming from national civil rights groups. They pointed out that students who sit out tests sabotage the collection of...
  • Today's front page & trending items

    Today's front page & trending items
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Monday. WEATHER There is a chance of some light ground fog early this morning. Temperatures will reach a warm 86 during the day, and will drop to a low of 64 overnight. A chance of...
  • Troops who report sexual assault face retaliation

    Troops who report sexual assault face retaliation
    The Arkansas hotel room smelled of smoke, and the television news showed footage of troops on patrol in Iraq. Lt. Col. Teresa James recalls that she focused on the screen's images, rather than on the senior officer who was raping her. James, a...
  • Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment

    Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment
    A transgender woman who worked at Barnes & Noble stores in Huntington Beach and Irvine sued the bookseller last week, alleging that she was humiliated and then pushed out of her job when she began transitioning from male to female. Victoria Ramirez...
  • Hollywood's unfairness to female directors indicates a larger problem

    To the editor: Kudos to The Times for making the disparity in Hollywood a front-page story and detailing so graphically the paucity of women represented in the industry. It is appalling, especially given the liberal stance so many in the industry claim....
  • Understanding Sandtown after Freddie Gray

    Understanding Sandtown after Freddie Gray
    Deciding whether the 1990s investment in Sandtown-Winchester succeeded or failed is a red herring in the fight for a city where our fundamental needs of education, health care, housing, food, income security, and work with dignity can be met. In our...
  • Islamic State group enters Syrian town of Palmyra, nears ancient ruins

    Islamic State group enters Syrian town of Palmyra, nears ancient ruins
    Islamic State fighters have pushed into the Syrian town of Palmyra, home to famed 2,000-year-old ruins, and are clashing with government troops in residential areas. The militants entered from the north and have not reached the UNESCO world heritage...