| Jan 8, 2015
Three Cuban political prisoners were freed Wednesday and a leading human rights advocate said he believed their liberation was part of a U.S.-Cuban deal to release 53 dissidents.
The head of Cuba's Human Rights and Reconciliation Commission, Elizardo...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:39 PM
At least 25 dissidents were free Thursday in what a leading human rights advocate said was part of Cuba's deal with Washington to release 53 members of the island's political opposition.
Neither the Obama administration nor the Cuban government spoke...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:37 AM
As the dust settles on the 2014 mid-term election and the parties analyze why more Americans didn't come out to vote, it's time to recognize that political involvement does not come with an on/off switch. There are lessons to be learned from the example...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:18 AM
Maybe the second time's the charm.
After the defeat of Amendment 2, the medical marijuana initiative his money largely got on the ballot, Orlando attorney John Morgan is already looking toward 2016.
"We walked through a forest that we'd never been...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:54 PM
When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, on Nov. 9, 1989, symbolically signaling the end of the Cold War, it was no surprise that many credited President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for bringing it down.
But the true heroes behind...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:55 PM
While the St. Louis area remains on edge awaiting a grand jury decision in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., local law enforcement and activists are preparing for protests that could potentially...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Every night around 1 a.m. for the last five weeks, Jonathan Chan has taken up watch near the Hong Kong government office complex. As pro-democracy demonstrators settle in for the night, he watches like a hawk for any movement of police on the perimeter....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
The American critic and biographer Leon Edel once told an interviewer that writing a biography is "like falling in love." Infatuation, explained Edel, is necessary, but so is the termination of the love affair, "if a useful biography is to emerge."...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Los Angeles police arrested 183 protesters overnight Tuesday -- a much larger number than in other major cities in the nation on the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case.
Los Angeles Police...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Hours after police forcibly dismantled the camp of pro-democracy protesters in the Mong Kok area this week, Christy Tsang was left bruised — literally and figuratively — by the setback. The 17-year-old activist said an officer had struck her...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:38 PM
On Saturday, Hosni Mubarak, frail but still defiant at 86, permitted himself a small, tight smile of satisfaction as a Cairo judge pronounced invalid, on largely technical grounds, the charges that he had been complicit in the killings of hundreds of...