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  • Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules

    Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules
    Los Angeles police erred in 2011 when they arrested a homeless activist and threatened criminal sanctions against others for holding a noisy protest on skid row, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit...
  • Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy

    Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy
    Two months into a bloody standoff in Bangladesh that has left at least 118 people dead, the violence has eased but the political crisis continues to deepen. After weeks of deadly arson attacks by anti-government protesters enforcing a crippling...
  • Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not

    Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches of 1965, we will replay the inspirational words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., recount the courage of the marchers in the face of police brutality and recall the shock to the conscience that led to...
  • 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...
  • Clashes, tear gas after police kill boy at Venezuela protest

    Clashes, tear gas after police kill boy at Venezuela protest
    The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising already high tensions in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems. Protesters hurling rocks clashed with police backed by...
  • 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...
  • Ice cream king makes money scream

    Ice cream king makes money scream
    The man who brought us Cherry Garcia, Phish Food and New York Super Fudge Chunk has a distaste for the mint that is American politics. So Ben Cohen is fighting back the best way he knows how, with persuasive slogans — and ice cream. The co-founder...
  • Milestone moment in high-stakes testing

    Milestone moment in high-stakes testing
    Florida faces a pivot point in its nation-leading drive to hold public schools accountable via high-stakes testing. Amid a groundswell of protest from across the state and political spectrum, a bipartisan push for reasonable relief is finally in sight....
  • Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid

    Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid
    The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...
  • Thousands protest in Russia opposition demonstration

    Thousands protest in Russia opposition demonstration
    Russian police moved to disperse protesters after several thousand people rallied near Red Square on Tuesday to protest the conviction of the top Kremlin critic and his brother, in one of the boldest opposition demonstrations in Russia in years....
  • 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...