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Tags: Nepal, Google Inc., HIV, Gays and Lesbians, Same-Sex Marriage
You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security,...
— Legislation by Sen. Ben Cardin to pressure Russia on human rights abuses is expected to win approval in Congress Thursday despite concerns that it will hurt already tenuous U.S. relations with the Kremlin. The proposal — which requires the...
Before the other boys jumped Tyrone, they asked if he wanted to fight. That was a mere formality. Fights are a regular occurrence among juveniles being held in Baltimore's adult jail — where the 16-year-old was held for six months on attempted-...
The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
Sharon VanDyke's phone rang Monday afternoon, but after quickly dispensing with the call, she said, sadly, "Well, it wasn't Matthew." The wait continues for the retired principal, who has searched for the past five months for her son, a 32-year-old...
Thank you for enunciating my thoughts exactly in your editorial "Death by drone" (March 9). I would think a vast majority of the people voted for Barack Obama as a repudiation of the disastrous Bush-Cheney administration. But President Obama, like his...
Tags: Eric Holder, Human Rights, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama
The images of the burning towers on Sept. 11 are seared into our collective memory. It seemed unthinkable that we could be attacked on our native soil. During our nation's founding, we were also attacked on our soil. And though the British who captured...
As described by those who know him, Matthew VanDyke comes off as footloose and maybe a little feckless. He has worked sporadically, sometimes getting freelance writing or teaching gigs but more often traveling to the Middle East for months at a time...
Los Angeles TimesBAGHDAD, Iraq - The public war on the Iraqi insurgency has led to an atmosphere of hidden brutalities, including abuse and torture, carried out against detainees by the nation's special security forces, according to defense lawyers, international...
Sun Foreign StaffBAGHDAD, Iraq -- The sister he has never seen is the one Ali Hussain Mohamed misses the most. He misses his other sister, too, of course, and his mother, taken away with her in the dark of night 21 years ago. "But the new sister," he explains, "I want to...
Tags: Iraq, Family, Civil Rights, Saddam Hussein, Human Rights
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The Bush administration faces a difficult decision about whether to publicly release hundreds of images of Iraqi prisoners being abused and sexually humiliated at the Abu Ghraib prison. Some veteran Washington analysts suggested that it's in...
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