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  • Suspect says he beat teen because he was angry over Trayvon Martin case

    Suspect says he beat teen because he was angry over Trayvon Martin case
    An 18-year-old man charged with a hate crime in Oak Park told investigators he beat his victim in anger over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to the Cook County state’s attorney office. Alton L. Hayes, of the 1200 block of Woodbine...
  • Vann Nath dies at 66; Cambodian painter survived torture in prison

    Vann Nath dies at 66; Cambodian painter survived torture in prison
    Vann Nath, whose talent as an artist helped him survive Cambodia's most notorious prison during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s and whose later paintings bore witness to the prison's many horrors, has died. He was 66. Vann Nath, who...
  • J. Michael Hagopian dies at 97; Armenian American documentary filmmaker

    J. Michael Hagopian dies at 97; Armenian American documentary filmmaker
    J. Michael Hagopian, an educational filmmaker who spent 40 years gathering the testimonies of Armenian genocide survivors to provide evidence of one of the most contentious events in world history, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Thousand...
  • A history of genocide, as intriguingly told by imperfect actors

    A history of genocide, as intriguingly told by imperfect actors
    Oral histories are only as good as their sources. So the amateur actors researching the systematic extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia by German colonial occupiers in and around 1907 have a crippling problem. These well-meaning thespians,...
  • Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies

    Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies
    Martin Marootian, a retired pharmacist who stood up for Armenian genocide victims as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in a $20-million settlement from New York Life Insurance Co. for failing to honor claims on policies sold to thousands of...
  • Controlling wolves: War on wildlife or basic necessity? [Most commented]

     
    Wolves in Montana and Idaho are no longer protected by the Endangered Species Act. And as soon as federal protection ended, writes J. William Gibson in an Op-Ed that appeared in Thursday's pages, the slaughter began. Right now, people are......
  • Suicide bombing at Baghdad funeral kills 32 people

     
    A suicide car bomb detonated Friday at a busy Baghdad intersection as a funeral procession was passing by, killing 32 people and injuring 65, authorities said....
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt faces genocide charges

     
    Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator of Guatemala who oversaw one of the nation's bloodiest periods, will stand trial on genocide charges and other crimes stemming from a 36-year civil war, a judge rules....
  • Jewish graves desecrated at national cemetery in Bushnell

     
    Thirteen Jewish graves were desecrated over the weekend at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, their tombstones knocked over or uprooted, while other graves were left undisturbed.  The Sumter County Sheriff''s Office is investigating the...
  • French council throws out legislation on genocide denial

     
    A new, controversial French law meant to punish deniers of 1915 mass killings of Armenians was thrown out by the country’s Constitutional Council on Tuesday, but President Nicolas Sarkozy said a new version would be drafted for approval....
  • Hate fighters to be honored by Anti-Defamation League

     
    Two South Florida law enforcers are being honored for their efforts against hate crimes during the Florida Anti-Defamation League???s regional board meeting tonight. Broward Sheriff???s Capt. Rick Wierzbicki oversees the agency???s hate crimes and anti-...
  • Shotgun-wielding gang member charged with hate crime, LAPD says

     
    A reputed Latino gang member who allegedly pointed a shotgun at three African Americans and yelled racial epithets was charged with a hate crime and assault with a deadly weapon, police said Wednesday night....