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  • U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade

    UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
  • Harry Belafonte, Malala Yousafzai to get Ambassador of Conscience Awards

    Harry Belafonte, Malala Yousafzai to get Ambassador of Conscience Awards
    Singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte is one of two 2013 recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Awards to be handed out Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland, along with Pakistani teen human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai. U2...
  • Forcing old-schoolers to learn a thing or two

    Forcing old-schoolers to learn a thing or two
    When Benjamin Todd Jealous was chosen in 2008 at age 35 to be the NAACP's youngest president ever, a number of old-timers questioned whether he was up to the job. Five years later, they should be sorry that he is leaving so soon. That was my reaction...
  • Stun-Gun Guidelines Should Reduce Lethal Risk

    Stun-Gun Guidelines Should Reduce Lethal Risk
    Stun guns, many sold under the trade name Taser, are used by police departments as supposedly non-lethal alternatives to firearms for subduing suspects. But as a Sept. 2 incident in New Britain showed once again, the use of a stun gun can indeed involve...
  • 93-5 'KHY Rock Report

    93-5 'KHY Rock Report
    Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013 ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
  • Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig

    Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig
    Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...
  • Letters: Gitmo options, left and right

    Re "How to close Guantanamo," Opinion, Aug. 14 Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin propose steps to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which holds Al Qaeda terrorists. These proposals threaten U.S. security and should be...
  • NAACP president Ben Jealous in the spotlight during March on Washington events

    NAACP president Ben Jealous in the spotlight during March on Washington events
    When NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous takes to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to address those gathered for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, he'll share his own version of the dream made famous by Martin Luther King Jr....
  • Jennifer Lopez apologizes for serenade of Turkmenistan president

    Jennifer Lopez on Sunday was apologizing for singing "Happy Birthday to You" to the president of Turkmenistan at a concert Saturday night in that country. Seems the concert was put together on behalf of China National Petroleum Corp. for the...
  • The good and the bad of the Snowden case

    Former national security contractor Edward Snowden and his WikiLeaks allies deserve credit for triggering a much-needed campaign to make U.S. government surveillance programs more transparent. But they would be much more credible if they aimed their...
  • Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters

    Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued what he said was a final warning: The protesters in Gezi Park would be removed within 24 hours, he told a meeting of his Justice and Development Party in the capital,...
  • Activists urge Obama to speak out on Mexico's human rights record

    MEXICO CITY -- Activists are attempting to spotlight human rights issues during President Obama's visit this week to Mexico, urging him to publicly condemn what they describe as Mexico’s abysmal record of torture, killings and forced...