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3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Inmate's drawn-out death shocks activists

An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

5 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Day in Pictures

Firecracker man: In Colombo, an activist wrapped in firecrackers holds a lighter during a symbolic protest against the burning of hundreds, if not thousands, of Tamils during mob rioting on the island 31 years ago.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Baird maligns UN human rights council on Gaza resolution, defends Israel

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is once again maligning the United Nations, accusing its human rights council of singling out Israel and making no mention of Hamas in its resolution on the Gaza conflict.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Terrorism

8 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

Suit seeks to allow atheist booth in City Hall

The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two other groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction against a Michigan city's ban on an atheist booth in a municipal building.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

11 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

MSNBC Panelist In Response to ObamaCare Rulings: 'Judicial Activism ...

The MSNBC freak-out continued following the surprising split rulings regarding the federal ObamaCare health insurance exchanges.

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Related Topix: US News

13 hrs ago | The Raw Story

San Diego-area community rejects shelter for undocumented migrants

A San Diego suburb took center stage in the nation's acrimonious immigration debate on Tuesday as planning commissioners there rejected a proposal to open a temporary shelter for Central American children caught illegally crossing the U.S. border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, San Diego County, CA

17 hrs ago | The Raw Story

US-bound migrants face racist abuse and torture in Mexico: human rights groups

Human rights groups on Tuesday said that US-bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Mexico,

19 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Syria air raid kills 6 children from same family: Activists

BEIRUT: Six children from the same family were killed in an air strike by government forces on a village in the northern province of Aleppo, an activist group said Wednesday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

DNA India

Bangalore rape case: Police arrests the chairman of Vibgyor school

Bangalore police arrested the chairman of the school where a six year old girl was allegedly raped by staff members of the school.

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Green Left Weekly

Gazan activist: 'We will never surrender, but we need your support'

Shamikh Badra listens to an audience comment at the Socialist Alliance-organised meeting on Gaza on July 20. Photo by Peter Boyle.

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Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Palestinian People's Party (Palestine)

The Daily Republic

ACLU may fight for California migrant shelter

The American Civil Liberties Union says it is mulling its legal options after a planning commission in a north San Diego suburb rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter designed for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Escondido, CA

OUPblog

Antislavery history and antislavery activism converge in Philadelphia

This past weekend, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic held its thirty-sixth annual meeting in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Daily Kos

Sad, But True: Activism Just Ain't Sexy to the So-Called Netroots

Since around here at Daily Kos if you're not crystal clear about what you're saying, too many people get all funky and keyboard spew before fully reading or reconciling what they think you said with what you actually said, let's start with a few disclaimers: 1) I love Elizabeth Warren.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden

Inside Bay Area

Berkeley disability activists receive peace award in emotional ceremony

A man called the father of the disability civil rights movement and a current federal advisor on international disability rights shared something special Wednesday -- a peace award, and a sense of accomplishment.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, us Travel

Reuters

Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunday Herald

Activist's strange death at root of two Fringe shows

IN what is surely the oddest coincidence of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two plays, both entitled 3000 Trees, telling the story of the death of Scots solicitor and political activist Willie MacRae in 1985, will be staged within half a mile of one another.

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Related Topix: Weird

Truthdig

Gaza Conflict: Hospitals Shelled, Death Toll Soars and Peace Protesters Attacked

The tone of the White House and some of Israel's other Western allies shifted slightly Monday from unequivocal support to "concern for the growing number of casualties" and calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as the Palestinian death toll in the now two-week operation by the Netanyahu administration climbed to 548.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Liberal Political News

WAVE-TV Louisville

CFO: Sterling can't pay debt without Clippers sale

A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

New Jersey judge considering records request suit

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Jersey state government are due in court to argue whether government records requests should be considered open public records.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie

Reuters

Modi's BJP puts political twist on local Indian sex abuse case

A local sexual abuse case took on national political overtones on Monday as students from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party accused a state government run by the country's main opposition of inaction.

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Related Topix: India, World News

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