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18 min ago | Suria

PETA slams Kim Kardashian over dolphin...

Animal rights campaigners PETA have launched an attack on Kim Kardashian calling her ''intrusive'' and ''dangerous'' for swimming with dolphins whilst on holiday in Mexico.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

ACLU appeals denial of California migrant shelter

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties says it appealed to the Escondido City Council Friday to approve a 96-bed shelter proposed by a nonprofit group.


Related Topix: ACLU, Escondido, CA, Modesto, CA

8 hrs ago | ABC Action News

Court: Humane Society may again sue dog breeder

An appellate judge from the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami-Dade County on Thursday reversed a decision that had dismissed the original complaint against the largest online dog seller in the U.S. two years ago.


Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations

12 hrs ago | WNDU-TV South Bend

Michigan students may opt out of animal dissection

The State Board of Education is urging Michigan school districts to let students opt out of animal dissection for moral, ethical, religious or other reasons.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Animal Rights

17 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

21 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