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  • Book Talk: Chen pushes boundaries in Singapore, one play at a time

    By Caroline Ng SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Two central themes of Loretta Chen's "Woman on Top" - sexuality and censorship - come at a timely moment for her home country of Singapore. In June a record crowd turned out for a gay rights rally in the...
  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

    U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley
    BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said...
  • How to end California's political gender gap

    How to end California's political gender gap
    On Tuesday, Women's Equality Day marks the 94th anniversary of women's suffrage — and offers a moment to reflect on the so-called political progress of American women. Emphasis on the "so-called." From our city halls to the halls of Congress,...
  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Militant violence creates homogeneous enclaves for Iraq's sects

    BAGHDAD Far behind the front lines, refugees displaced by Islamic extremists in Iraq do not see a way for themselves to go home anytime soon. The Islamic State "burned our houses and took whatever we had left," said Falah Tahir, an Iraqi Turkman who...
  • Orlando audition: Actor/instrumentalists for Mad Cow's 'The Dead'

    Mad Cow Theatre announces auditions for actors who play instruments for James Joyce's The Dead MAD COW THEATRE is holding auditions for its upcoming production of James Joyce's The Dead. Production dates are December 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015 with...
  • Many civil-rights issues remain unresolved

    Are the Ferguson, Mo., riots one of the annual racial-ethnic episodes in the country or is this something more fundamental? Is this our Arab Spring? Or is this a flare-up of localized racial injustice in need of a local solution and a commitment to...
  • Islamic State video shows conversion of Yazidis to Islam

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, a militant group that witnesses and officials say has executed hundreds of members of Iraq's Yazidis, has released a video that seeks to show it enlightened hundreds of members of the religious minority by converting...
  • U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia

    U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban. The court granted a stay application filed by opponents of gay marriage. The...