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Civil and Human Rights

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  • 'What Can I Do?' Let's find out

    "There comes a time when people get tired." -- Martin Luther King Jr., Dec. 5, 1955 Tracy is tired. She was tired even before Baltimore burned this week. I received an email from her on April 12. She wanted me to know she is a 55-year-old white lady...
  • Polish authorities say Russian reporter a danger to Poland

    Polish authorities accused a Russian journalist working for a pro-Kremlin news agency of posing a threat to Poland's security, saying Wednesday that he should lose his right to reside in Poland and the European Union. The case comes amid tensions between...
  • 'What Can I Do?' about Freddie Gray? Let's find out

    'What Can I Do?' about Freddie Gray? Let's find out
    "There comes a time when people get tired." -- Martin Luther King Jr., Dec. 5, 1955 Tracy is tired. She was tired even beforeBaltimore burned this week. I received an email from her on April 12. She wanted me to know she is a 55-year-old white lady...
  • After Gray's death, how can I help?

    After Gray's death, how can I help?
    Recent events involving the death of Freddie Gray have demonstrated once again that this country has much progress still to make in upholding the rights of all its citizens, black and white and everything else along the spectrum of color. I have to...
  • Hungary's govt wants to discuss restoration of death penalty

    Hungary's ruling Fidesz party, losing ground to a far-right opposition group, said Wednesday it wants to debate the possibility of restoring the death penalty, abolished after the fall of communism in 1990 and banned in the European Union. The issue...
  • Reports: North Korea executes 15 top officials this year

    SEOUL, South Korea North Korea has executed 15 high-ranking government officials since the beginning of the year, South Korean intelligence officials said Wednesday. The condemned had criticized the regime, the Yonhap News Agency and television...
  • Syrian rebels battle Islamic militants near Golan Heights

    Mainstream Syrian rebels are battling Islamists suspected of links to the Islamic State group in a southern province near the Israeli-held Golan Heights, with at least 29 people killed in days of clashes, a spokesman and activists said Wednesday. The...
  • 'Guantanamo Diary' goes 'Through the Looking Glass'

    MIAMI There's a moment early in the memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the Guantanamo prisoner whose account of prison camp brutality has partially emerged from U.S. government censorship, when he's immobilized in shackles and blindfolded in a cargo plane...
  • When US strikes go wrong, not all civilian lives are equal

    WASHINGTON The unusual announcement by President Barack Obama last week that a U.S. strike on an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan inadvertently had killed two hostages one a U.S. citizen, the other Italian came with an apology and the speedy pledge of...
  • Court could force Obama administration to change detention of mother, child migrants

    WASHINGTON A federal court looks to be on the verge of delivering a significant blow to the Obama administration policy of detaining mothers and children who say they're fleeing violence in their home countries, according to attorneys representing the...
  • For Afghanistan's abandoned children, help is scarce

    Starved and beaten by his stepmother, the little boy with big brown eyes was already withdrawn and unhappy by the time his father banished him from the family home and sent him to an orphanage in the Afghan capital, Kabul. There, the beatings and the...