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3 hrs ago | Centre Daily Times
Nelson Mandela is being remembered as a towering giant, the sort of hero of whom President Barack Obama said, "few of us will share space with on this Earth again."
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8 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
Two doctors and a Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer want physicians in New Mexico to be able to prescribe - without the fear of prosecution- the needed medications for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives on their own terms.
12 hrs ago | EDGE
A Russian bisexual activist facing deportation from England to Russia was released from detention after thousands signed a petition on Change.org calling for her release and demanding her asylum claim be given proper consideration.
13 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Human rights advisers to President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticized his proposal to free some prisoners on the 20th anniversary of Russia's constitution, arguing it was far too limited to help ease social tensions.
17 hrs ago | CBS Local
Proponents of same-sex marriage are launching a campaign to legalize it in Pennsylvania - the last holdout among the Northeast states.
19 hrs ago | Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
We take them for granted but we shouldn't. They are part of a far-reaching urban agenda that owes a lot to Fred Bassetti.
Rights groups urged Egypt's army-backed government on Tuesday to investigate mass killings of protesters by security forces during the dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in August after Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was deposed.
On Monday, a group of nearly 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon to demand an Article 5 Convention.
Razan Zaitouneh, a prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who went into hiding for her widely publicised work on atrocities committed by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, has been kidnapped in a rebel-held town, activists said on Tuesday.
Four prominent human rights activists were abducted Tuesday from their office in a rebel-held town outside Damascus, an Syrian opposition group said, dpa reported.
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Lots of lawmakers have been accused of devilish behavior, but Oklahoma's state capitol may become the first to actually have a monument to Satan.
An image released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on December 4, 2013 shows the Armenian Catholic Church of the Martyrs in the Syrian city of Raqqa, with Islamist black and white flags replacing the cross on the dome and the bell below and the name of Al-Qaeda's front group, Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria , painted in big ... (more)
Bahraini riot police face protesters amid smoke of tear gas during clashes following an anti-regime demo heading to "Pearl Square" after a religious procession marking Ashura on November 15, 2013 in the village of Daih, west of the capital Manama.
Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, who barely left her husband's bedside in the final six months of his life, has hardly been seen in the wake of his death.
Amnesty International says it has filed suit before a British tribunal, arguing it may have been targeted by blanket snooping on its activities.
A legal challenge to a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die is set to go to trial.