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4 hrs ago | ITworld

Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama's administration to provide a "full public accounting" of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Washington Post

Crafty activists are trolling Hobby Lobby by rearranging in-store...

Jasmine Shea, a 29-year-old state employee from Albany, N.Y., considers herself a life-long crusader for equal rights.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Women's Health, Health, Latham, NY, Blog News, US Politics, US News

The Wichita Eagle

Biden to speak at liberal Netroots Nation

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to government and business officials about transportation infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund at a meeting hosted by the White House Business Council at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across from the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

EDGE

Judge Won't Speed Up Wis. Gay Marriage Stay Decision

A federal judge will not speed up the briefing schedule in the American Civil Liberties Union request that she lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Judge won't speed up gay marriage stay decision

A federal judge will not speed up the briefing schedule in the American Civil Liberties Union request that she lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

The Leaf-Chronicle

U.S., China begin high-level talks on tough issues

China's Communist Party leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed better economic and security co-operation Wednesday as the two countries held the latest in a series of talks designed to improve their often difficult relationship.

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Related Topix: Xi Jinping

Wall Street Journal

A Climate Activist Bags Himself

In "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," a Hemingway story, a man goes big game hunting who should have stayed home.

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The Age

UN climate proposal paves way for rich-poor discord

The United Nations left open the option for rich and poor nations to remain divided in their obligations on climate change, setting up a conflict over exactly who should cut greenhouse gases.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, South Africa,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Different immigration-related 'days of action' set

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is leading a group of civil liberties activists in a "day of action" demonstration at a Brownsville border crossing Wednesday morning.

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QTMagazine

Milan's Fashion Hot Spot Feels Heat Over Brunei

This has not been a good year for the Milanese, who may be counting on the veracity of that old proverb that bad things come in threes.

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Amnesty International USA

Israel/Gaza: All sides must protect civilians as conflict escalates

Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, including the military wing of Hamas, to ensure that civilian lives are protected as the conflict between the two sides escalates.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Iol.co.za

Sudan drops protest arson charges

A Sudanese judge on Tuesday threw out charges against eight men accused of arson and looting during demonstrations last September, but five others were convicted.

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WILX-TV Lansing

Activist Campaigns Against Wolf Hunting

The president of the Humane Society of the United States is visiting Michigan to support ballot initiatives designed to stop wolf hunting.

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Related Topix: Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, Lansing, MI

The Age

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto addresses a rally in Jakarta earlier this year.

Australia has removed the name of one of Indonesia's most controversial Suharto-era generals from a visa black list, in case he wins tomorrow's presidential election.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia,

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

U.S. 'troubled' by jailing of Saudi human rights activist

The United States said on Monday it was troubled by Saudi Arabia's sentencing prominent human rights lawyer Walid abu al-Khair to 15 years in prison on charges that included seeking to undermine the state and insulting the judiciary.

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Related Topix: Prison

KOB-TV

Hospital settles with NM woman over cavity search

Attorneys say a settlement has been reached between a New Mexico woman and an El Paso hospital that was sued over allegedly unwarranted body-cavity searches of the woman.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Emergency Medicine, ACLU

Daily Journal

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Navy

Amnesty International USA

New anti-terror law used to imprison Saudi Arabian human rights activist

The sentencing of a prominent Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights defender to 15 years in prison has dealt a fresh blow to peaceful activism and freedom of expression in the Kingdom, said Amnesty International.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

The Times of Israel

Syrian troops advance in northern Aleppo

This photo taken on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, and provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians inspecting the rubble of a damaged houses following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria BEIRUT - Syrian troops advanced inside and ... (more)

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Daily Times

UK violates disabled's rights: charities : July 07, 2014,

A group of 80 British charities have accused the UK government of systematically violating international human rights law in its treatment of disabled people.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

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