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  • District U46 considers changes to bullying, dating-violence, protest policies

    District U46 considers changes to bullying, dating-violence, protest policies
    The Elgin School District U46 is considering changes in its discipline and behavior code that would affect everything from political demonstrations to cyber-bullying to teen dating violence to keeping athletes from suffering concussions. U46 Staff...
  • Dissidents say as many as 200 arrested in Cuba

    Dissidents say as many as 200 arrested in Cuba
    Cuban dissidents say that more than 100 anti-government activists have been arrested and they were awaiting word Monday on how many have been released. Berta Soler, leaders of the group Ladies in White, said that 53 members of her group and 36 other...
  • Former Thai PM may face political ban due to 2010 crackdown

    Thailand's state anti-corruption body ruled Tuesday that a former prime minister may have abused his power in overseeing a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010, a decision that could lead to a 5-year ban from political office. The...
  • Pope to Venezuelans: work together for common good, dialogue

    Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans to pull together for the common good of their nation after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest. In Caracas, some protesters are alarmed by a crackdown on government opponents, while...
  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before a crowd that rallied to protest imperialism,...
  • Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov, prominent Putin critic, is gunned down in Moscow
    Boris Y. Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was shot dead in the shadow of St. Basil's Cathedral near Red Square early Saturday on the eve of a massive opposition march to show defiance on  Kremlin aggression against...
  • The language of austerity is eroding

    PARIS -- The European Union can see a ribbon of the light of dawn upon the horizon. Years of trudging through an economic slough of despond, guarded by German warders, have left the states of the European Union's south near to despair. This is true of...
  • Clashes over Arab Spring anniversary leave 18 dead in Egypt

    Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo. The deadliest violence Sunday took...
  • Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

    Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia
    The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
  • Lift the embargo, but only if Cuba reforms

    To the editor: William M. LeoGrande writes like a football coach at halftime, laying out the other guy's weakness so he can beat him big on the second half. But U.S.-Cuba relations are no game, and LeoGrande forgets that President Obama took action on...
  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...