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3 hrs ago | FOX23

Suit filed over Muslim citizenship denials, delays

Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.

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Related Topix: ACLU

3 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Immigrants are sworn in as US citizens during naturalization ceremonies.

Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.

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Related Topix: ACLU

5 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Activist donates civil rights-era posters to UNM

A long-time activist has donated his posters from the civil rights era to the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections.

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Related Topix: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Gov. Christie: State's Bail System 'Unfair,' Doesn't Make Sense

Gov. Chris Christie gave a horrific example of someone allegedly committing new crimes Wednesday as he continued to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to makes changes to the state's bail system.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, New Jersey

11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Religious conservatives embrace pollution fight

"This is a moment for great leadership," he said. "This is a moment for our country to stand up.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Venezuela's opposition coordinator resigns post

Ramon Guillermo Aveledo had held the perennially fractious opposition together ever since the Democratic Unity alliance was created five years ago.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested

The persecution of human rights activists continues unabated in Azerbaijan, in spite of the obligations the country committed to as a member of Council of Europe and currently a chair of its decision making body, the Committee of Ministers, Amnesty International said today.

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Amnesty International

Israel/Gaza: Attack on UN school in Gaza a potential war crime that must be investigated

If the strike on this school was the result of Israeli artillery fire it would constitute an indiscriminate attack and a likely war crime.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

The Fresno Bee

Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

The Human Rights Watch statement came as the Security Council was expected to meet for a fifth round of reporting on the resolution - and at least 11 people were killed by the bombs overnight.

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Burlington Times News

Gay marriage supporters push for quick N.C. ruling

Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, ACLU

Guardian-series.co.uk

A community activist and former councillor has died peacefully.

The lifelong Labour supporter and former councillor in Leyton and deputy mayor prior to the formation of Waltham Forest, was known throughout the community for her activism and support of public libraries.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom, Libraries

Media Research Center

Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharknado

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week's water-cooler conversations.

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Related Topix: 9, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Meteorology, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

USA Today

Mother of dead Mexican teen sues Border Patrol

Nearly two years after her teenage son was shot to death in Nogales, Mexico, by one or more Border Patrol agents, Araceli Rodriguez is headed to court to find out who killed him.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Nogales, AZ

Switched

PETA Will Help Detroiters Without Water, But It Wants Them To Go Meatless First

An Indian activist from The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wears a dress of lettuce leaves and holds a placard during a demonstration in Kolkata on June 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

GPB.org

Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Watch out Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

AllAfrica.com

Uganda: 'We Have to Fight the Law' - LGBTI Activism After the Anti-Gay Bill

Kampala: In a small house, tucked a few narrow alleys away from a busy street in Kampala, Frank Mugisha leans forwards in his chair and places his hands on his desk, the wideness of which emphasises his own slight frame.

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Related Topix: Uganda, Africa, World News, Gay/Lesbian

Amnesty International USA

Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Burundi's ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year's election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.

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Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Pierre Nkurunziza

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Gov. Brown agrees to Mexico pact on climate change; environment activists wary of business ties

Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Environment, Science, California, California Government, World News, Mexico

ThinkProgress

One Simple Solution To Make Sure Colleges Start Taking Rape Seriously

Colleges across the country continue to come under fire for mishandling cases of sexual violence on campus.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Townhall

Menstrual Activism

In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University Women's and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called "Psychology of Gender."

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, Opinion

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