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1 hr ago | Black Voice News
Reflections on the historic U.S. civil rights era often conjure up images of the grandeur-scale marches during the 60's era, restaurant sit-ins and civic uprising that played its role in advancing black America and cultivating support.
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6 hrs ago | Reuters
Prominent Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli, detained in September for staging sit-ins at the country's foreign ministry, has died, a fellow dissident and one of her lawyers said on Friday, after she was denied medical treatment in detention.
10 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert
Animal rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit to stop running-of-the-bulls events planned for cities in northern and southern California this summer.
14 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
A human rights activist says Sri Lanka's police arrested a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in what the activists say is part of the government's continuing efforts to intimidate families of the country's civil war-missing into silence.
18 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
A contentious draft law being considered in Iraq could open the door to girls as young as nine getting married and would require wives to submit to sex on their husband's whim, provoking outrage from rights activists and many Iraqis who see it as a step backward for women's rights.
Authorities say more than 60 poodles and maltese dogs and puppies have been confiscated from a suspected puppy mill south of Statesville.
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
A pedestrian walks past an historical marker in downtown Columbia, S.C., on Thursday, March 13, 2014 a day before it is unveiled.
Police say two people have died after a car drove through temporary barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck a crowd of pedestrians.
Two gay couples who are plaintiffs in a potentially landmark case challenging Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage are being honored by the American Civil Liberties Union.
PETA says the airport's advertising vendor chose not to accept $17,500 for the ad featuring actress and San Diego native Kathy Najimy.
Russian authorities refuse to look for the suspects who allegedly blinded a gay man in one of his eyes, according to Gay Star News.
Gay Star News reports Fox Odoi, a member of parliament for West Budama North and former opposition leader Ogenga Latigo are among those who filed a March 11 challenge to the legislation formerly known as the "Kill All the Gays" bill, before the death penalty was removed from the legislation.
Islamist militants and their local supporters have killed at least 22 people in a village in northern Syria near the Turkish border, opposition activists said on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Today is a landmark anniversary for Tim Berners-Lee. In March 1989 he wrote a proposal to his employers at CERN for a somewhat abstract "global hypertext" system he called Mesh.
Morecambe's MP David Morris has spoken out after figures released by Friends of the Earth say that 2972 homes in Morecambe and Lunesdale are at risk of flooding.