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Civil and Human Rights

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  • U.S. defends record before top UN human rights body

    The United States heard widespread concern Monday over excessive use of force by law-enforcement officials against minorities as it faced the U.N.'s main human rights body for a review of its record. Washington also faced calls to work toward abolishing...
  • Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all

    Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all
    The invaluable yet lowly diaper was first mass-produced in 1887, a rectangle of oft-soiled, washable cotton fabric unimproved for more than 60 years, until a disposable version appeared. Ever since, the cloth diaper has fought a losing battle against...
  • Trauma, stigma, face girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

    Trauma, stigma, face girls, women rescued from Boko Haram
    The taunts wouldn't stop. "Boko Haram wives," the schoolgirls were called because they had been briefly held by Nigeria's Islamic extremists before escaping. The teasing was so relentless that some of the Chibok girls left their town and families. Their...
  • Iraq's foreign minister addresses ties with both U.S. and Iran

    Iraq's foreign minister addresses ties with both U.S. and Iran
    As Iraq's government attempts to reclaim territory seized by the extremist group Islamic State, it has accepted military aid from two rival powers, the United States and Iran. It is a difficult balancing act. U.S. officials were troubled by the role...
  • Poland feels sting of betrayal over CIA 'black site'

    Poland feels sting of betrayal over CIA 'black site'
    If there were screams, there was no one around to hear them. When 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and several other terrorism suspects were spirited under cover of winter darkness to this remote northeastern village for interrogation, the few...
  • Kenan Evren dies at 97; Turkish general led 1980 coup

    Kenan Evren dies at 97; Turkish general led 1980 coup
    Kenan Evren, the Turkish general who led a 1980 coup that ended years of violence but whose rule unleashed a wave of arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings, died Saturday. He was 97. The ailing former general, who ruled as president for seven...
  • Rubio on wrong side of Iran deal

    Rubio on wrong side of Iran deal
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio knows it's not going to happen. He knows Iran is not going to recognize Israel as part of the agreement it's negotiating to forego nuclear weapons in return for sanctions relief. But because he's running for president, trying to...
  • UConn Opens Graduation Weekend, When More Than 8,000 Gets Degrees

    UConn Opens Graduation Weekend, When More Than 8,000 Gets Degrees
    STORRS — UConn opened its graduation ceremonies on Saturday, and more than 8,220 students will receive degrees over this weekend. The university will award 6,000 bachelor's degrees, 1,600 master's degrees and 152 Juris Doctor degrees. "This...
  • Spanish police discover boy being smuggled inside suitcase

    Spanish police discover boy being smuggled inside suitcase
    A Spanish court has ordered the detention of a man from the Ivory Coast who allegedly attempted to smuggle his 8-year-old son into Europe in a suitcase. A police statement said guards stopped a 19-year-old Moroccan woman who looked nervous as she waited...
  • Options for 710 Freeway extension discussed at public hearing

    Options for 710 Freeway extension discussed at public hearing
    Accommodating the traffic demands of a population that has swelled beyond the load limit of LA’s freeway systems is proving to be a zero-sum game — at least in the case of the 710 Freeway extension project. On Wednesday, 126 residents...
  • Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals

    Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals
    When the People's Republic of Latgale was proclaimed on the Internet in late January, security officials in this small former Soviet republic took notice. Until the furtive creators of the website declared independence on behalf of the country's...