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33 min ago | The Washington Post

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Animal Rights, Missouri, US Politics, US News

2 hrs ago | ABC News

Impunity in C. African Republic Must End: Amnesty

Fighters on both sides of the conflict in Central African Republic are living freely despite committing war crimes and some who have been jailed already have escaped from prison, Amnesty International said Thursday.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, Africa, World News, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

3 hrs ago |

Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

Members of the Islamic State group and Kurdish fighters have been fighting each other for a year, but the Kurds were usually the instigators until earlier this month when the balance of power appears to have tipped in favor of the Sunni extremists because of the large amounts of weapons they brought from Iraq into Syria.


4 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

5 journalists jailed 10 years for Myanmar stories

YANGON, Myanmar Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine at which they work were sentenced Thursday to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar's national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Journalism,

7 hrs ago | ABC News

PETA resumes attack on Australian wool industry

MARK COLVIN: The global animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is attacking Australia's wool industry again.


Related Topix: Animal Rights

12 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.


Related Topix: Rutgers University

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.


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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Global Warming, South Africa,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

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.



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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Prison