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Human Rights

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  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • Marc Champion: What James Foley's murder says about Islamic State

    Marc Champion: What James Foley's murder says about Islamic State
    The beheading of U.S. freelance photographer James Foley, now confirmed by U.S. officials, recalls the similarly gruesome murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. It should act as a reminder, too, that the Islamic State began as al-...
  • Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in four years

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland,...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family

    Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family
    U.S. Attorney GeneralĀ Eric HolderĀ met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest....
  • Grassroots leader Marina Silva angles for Brazil's mainstream

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters...
  • L.A. Unified principals given guidance on student free speech rights

    L.A. Unified principals given guidance on student free speech rights
    As unrest continues in Ferguson, Mo. and, to a degree in Los Angeles, after the fatal police shootings of unarmed black men in those cities, Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy asked principals Tuesday to be vigilant in their efforts to provide an...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to new short-term ceasefire

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Sunday on a new 72-hour ceasefire to halt hostilities in the Gaza Strip while Egyptian-mediated talks proceed on a long-term truce. A senior Israeli official said Israel agreed to hold fire from midnight Sunday and would...
  • Social networks crack down on terror posts

    The dark side of social media — and human nature — was on display this week when the gruesome beheading of an American journalist and its fallout played out across the world's most popular networks. As social media has become a staple of...
  • George Clooney Turns Spotlight on War Criminals in South Sudan

    Almost four years ago, George Clooney looked up at the East African stars and wondered why no one was looking back. "About nine people had just been slaughtered in a town near us, so we're sleeping out in the desert," he recounted to Variety from his...
  • Along route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid desperate migrants

    ARRIAGA, Mexico He's not in it for money or self-gratification. He does it for migrants who have no voice, who are afraid to stand out in a country that's not their own. He has dedicated his life to helping secure theirs. Carlos Solis eats, sleeps and...
  • U.S. strikes continue against Islamic State in Iraq

    BAGHDAD More American air strikes pounded Islamic State positions in Northern Iraq on Sunday while lawmakers in Baghdad struggled to choose a prime minister to lead them in forming a new government. U.S. Central Command reported that piloted and unmanned...