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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Pope Francis stirs controversy in debate about freedom of speech

    Pope Francis stirs controversy in debate about freedom of speech
    Pope Francis on Thursday stirred fresh controversy in the debate over freedom of speech and individual responsibility with a remark that suggested that a violent reaction to insults should be expected. In an on-board news conference with journalists...
  • State Allows Sex Harassment Case Against Mayor To Advance

    State Allows Sex Harassment Case Against Mayor To Advance
    EAST HAVEN (AP) — A lawyer says the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has found reasonable cause to investigate a sexual harassment complaint by a former secretary against East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo. The New Haven Register...
  • Despite deal with Obama, Cuba still cracking down on dissidents

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Thursday, Jan. 15: Nineteen-year-old twin brothers Bianco and Diango Vargas Martin were turned out of a Cuban prison last week. They are two of 53 dissidents released by the government...
  • Jeb Bush chooses expedience on gay marriage issue

    "You're like a dull knife, just ain't cuttin', just talkin' loud and saying nothing" -- James Brown Granted, it's not entirely fair to use that lyric to describe Jeb Bush's comments on same-sex marriage. After all, he is not known to have talked loudly....
  • The gloves of Amal Clooney

    "LOTS has been said about Amal Clooney's decision to wear white arm's length gloves to the Golden Globes this year. Maybe it wasn't the best choice, but she still looked great. The human rights lawyer also added a 'Je Suis Charlie' pin on her purse,"...
  • Nigeria's neighbors consider sending troops against Boko Haram militants after latest killings

    As Islamic militants from Boko Haram step up attacks in Nigeria that have led to the slaughter of more civilians, there is increasing talk that international military action, possibly including a multinational force, may be needed to help crush the...
  • Cambodia's tough and wily prime minister marks 30 years in power with mixed record

    Hun Sen, Cambodia's tough and wily prime minister, marked 30 years in power Wednesday, one of just a handful of political strongmen worldwide who have managed to cling to their posts for three decades. Since first taking up the job of prime minister at...
  • US eases Cuba travel but don't book your Spring Break just yet

    BOGOTA, Colombia Starting Friday, travelers can go to Cuba to mount exhibitions, run marathons and check out Havana's growing restaurant scene all without having to apply for a license. But there's one thing they can't do: commit acts of tourism....
  • Gidon Kremer shares a performance of a lifetime

    Gidon Kremer shares a performance of a lifetime
    When Herbert von Karajan famously called Gidon Kremer the greatest violinist in the world in 1976, the legendary German conductor didn't know what he was talking about. Kremer was the best. He had taken Moscow by storm six years earlier at Tchaikovsky...
  • Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

    Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released
    Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege. The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad...
  • International force mulled to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria

     International force mulled to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria
    As Islamic militants from Boko Haram step up attacks in Nigeria that have led to the slaughter of more civilians, there is increasing talk that international military action, possibly including a multinational force, may be needed to help crush the...