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3 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

Secrets Act call over abuse inquiry

An ex-Army intelligence officer claims he was ordered to halt his investigation into Kincora Boys' Home by a senior MI5 officer in 1975 The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers to give evidence about alleged cover ups during the child abuse inquiry, Amnesty International said.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

7 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Israel calls up thousands more reservists

The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight against Hamas in Gaza after a request for more ammunition from the United States.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Prison

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Times Herald

West Bank grows restive as war in Gaza continues

Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers after a demonstration in the West Bank village of Bilin on July 31 in support of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel, China,

Breckenridge American

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Marketing, Animal Rights

Campus sexual assault: 'Shouldn't have waited this...

Eleven months into her job as the Department of Education's assistant secretary for civil rights, Lhamon is responsible for looking into these student-filed Title IX complaints, which analyze the extent to which a college has protected its students from gender discrimination.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Amherst College


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.


Related Topix: ACLU

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.


Related Topix: ACLU

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.


Related Topix: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

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.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, New Jersey

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

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.


Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)