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  • Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai

    Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai
    CAIRO -- Scarred, terrified and systematically tortured, the victims of human traffickers in the Sinai peninsula have been largely abandoned to their fate by Egyptian authorities, a leading human rights group alleged in a report released Tuesday. The...
  • U.S. complains that Afghanistan releasing dangerous prisoners

    U.S. complains that Afghanistan releasing dangerous prisoners
    KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military on Tuesday slammed Afghanistan for continuing to order the release of prisoners who the United States believes are dangerous, but who Afghan officials say cannot be prosecuted because authorities lack evidence....
  • Guantanamo review boards to become partly public

    WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
  • Short celebrations following Italy’s 1943 surrender

     
    Workers at Calship shipyard on Terminal Island cheer the news of Italy's surrender. Then it was back to work....
  • Puerto Rican community seeks prisoner's release

    With prayer, song and calls for freedom, dozens of Puerto Rican community members and human rights activists gathered today to mark the 30th year in prison for Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera and called for his release. Lopez Rivera, now 68,...
  • Did waterboarding lead to bin Laden? We don't know and it doesn't matter

    The successful raid on Osama bin Laden's safe house in Pakistan has reinvigorated debate over the role that "enhanced interrogation techniques" have played in fighting al-Qaida. No one is switching sides, which has turned the argument into a theological...
  • Rodricks crosses the line

    I frequently disagree with Dan Rodricks' views on criminal justice, but his column on November 30th ("Calvin Ash, political prisoner?") was particularly disgusting. To claim that Calvin Ash is a political prisoner is an insult to all those who are being...
  • Senate challenges Obama on Iran

    Senate challenges Obama on Iran
    Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
  • Pearl Harbor anniversary: It still lives in infamy

    Pearl Harbor anniversary: It still lives in infamy
    Today, marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan and the official entry of the United States into World War II. These stories are excerpted from the book, "Home Front Baltimore" (Johns Hopkins University Press). Watching "the...
  • Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'

    Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'
    Hometown Heroes were honored by the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Dec. 7, a day that marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Appropriately, veterans were among those honored at the Oakmont...
  • A threat to Maryland's progressive prisoner representation law

    A threat to Maryland's progressive prisoner representation law
    Why is a conservative foundation in Iowa seeking to roll back a civil rights law in Maryland? Three weeks ago, a federal lawsuit funded by the Legacy Foundation was filed against Maryland's proposed congressional redistricting plan. But the lawyers...