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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of...
  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases. ___ ANNA...
  • Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

    Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments. ___ "Mr. Nemtsov will be remembered as a...
  • US, Cuba cite progress on restoring diplomatic ties

    The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks. After Friday's talks in Washington, the second round of...
  • Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.

    Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.
    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation...
  • Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

    A court in western India on Friday acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002. The court in Gujarat state said that it found no evidence against the accused. The three British Muslims were killed in the...
  • US concerned over human rights, free speech in Turkey

    A U.S. State Department official has expressed concern over a Turkish security bill that would expand police rights to use firearms and to search and detain people. The official, Thomas Melia said Friday that the bill which is being debated in Turkey's...
  • Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220

    Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220
    The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday. In Iraq, the IS...
  • Glenview bans housing voucher discrimination

    Glenview is aligning its fair housing ordinance with Cook County's by barring landlords from using housing vouchers as a reason to refuse potential tenants a lease. The Village Board on Feb. 17 gave preliminary approval to that change by a 6-1 vote. A...
  • Why Subaru is one of the hottest automakers in the U.S.

    Why Subaru is one of the hottest automakers in the U.S.
    Subaru of America sold a record 513,693 vehicles during 2014, an increase of 21 percent compared with 6 percent industry growth. Subaru is a much smaller automaker with a limited product line and a reputation for building quirky all-wheel-drive cars for...
  • Looking Out: Kristin Beck offers more insight into plan to run for Congress

    Looking Out: Kristin Beck offers more insight into plan to run for Congress
    In case you missed it, former Navy Seal and prominent transgender activist Kristin Beck has said she'll challenge Rep. Steny Hoyer for his seat in Maryland's Fifth Congressional District. This week, she was interviewed on MSNBC discussing her intentions...