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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Smugglers defy conflict-diamonds ban in Central African Republic

    Diamond smuggler Akani Natacha Glawdys tilts a tiny gem in her palm and smiles as a sparkle ripples through the rough yellow rock. "See?" she asks excitedly in a room at the Relais des Chasses hotel in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui. "A bit...
  • Sri Lanka returns military-held lands in former war zone

    Sri Lanka has started releasing private land occupied by the military during the country's 26-year civil war, in a major step at reconciliation with minority ethnic Tamils. The government said in a statement Wednesday that it intends to release 800 acres...
  • Rekha Basu: Despite election, there will be a Palestinian state

    It might have been the quickest and most self-serving reversal ever of a campaign promise. Two days after winning re-election in Israel by vowing to reject a Palestinian state which he previously endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Americans...
  • Congress: Protect wildlife refuge from Alaska's greed

    President Barack Obama showed great leadership in announcing his intent to protect our nation's vanishing wild, natural capital by recommending that Congress protect 12.28 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness. Congress...
  • China rejects calls for release of women's rights activists

    China on Wednesday rejected growing international calls for the release of five women's rights activists and accused critics of violating the country's judicial sovereignty by appealing for the women's freedom. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua...
  • Charlie Hebdo magazine to receive PEN award

    Charlie Hebdo, the Parisian satirical magazine that was a target of a deadly shooting in January, will be honored at this spring's PEN American Center gala. The literary and human rights organization announced Wednesday that Charlie Hebdo will receive...
  • Reg Henry: Sons of Confederate Vets, don't mess with Texas

    In a sunlit past free of complication, about the most innocuous thing in American life was the vehicle license plate. It just drove around attached to cars and trucks minding its own business and being mainly of interest only to police officers. True,...
  • US rejects Netanyahu effort to walk back provocative remarks about Arab voters

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized Monday for racially provocative remarks he made about Arab voters on Israel's election day last week, but the move failed to assuage critics of his campaign-trail tactics, which sparked...
  • Lake Forest high schoolers to host TEDx talks

    Lake Forest high schoolers to host TEDx talks
    It all started with an assignment given to freshmen in a social studies class last fall at Lake Forest High School: Create a TED-style talk for your final exam. Social studies teacher Joe DeRosa told his students the talk had to relate to something...
  • Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates

    Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates
    Motorists have the right to put their favorite bumper sticker on their car, but do they have a free-speech right to a special state license plate with a Confederate battle flag or a message about abortion? That was the question before the U.S. Supreme...
  • UN committee approves benefits for spouses of gay staffers

    The U.N. will now give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally married after Russia and other opponents of same-sex marriage failed Tuesday in an attempt to scuttle the plan by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Currently, family...