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  • Right Makes Might

     
    How a dogged civil-rights lawyer, an ex-gangster and a risk-taking LAPD captain helped skirt a Rodney King riot repeat...
  • Dozens reported killed as Arab League observers tour Syria

     
    Syrian security forces killed as many as 35 people Thursday, opposition activists said. It was the third day of an Arab League observer mission in Syria....
  • Egyptians raid offices of NGOs, including U.S.-based groups

     
    Egyptian security forces stormed the offices of 17 nongovernmental organizations, including three U.S.-based agencies, as part of crackdown on foreign assistance that has drawn criticism from the West and threatened human rights and pro-democracy...
  • Kim Jong Il's death could prompt North Korean elite to flee

     
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death has already had an unintended effect for the now-reeling regime: Members of the elite class may be starting to defect, and more are expected to follow, South Korean media reported Saturday....
  • Chinese authorities and villagers clash over mosque

     
    An unusual clash in western China pits authorities against the Hui, who have been viewed as the model minority....
  • Mexicans confront racism with white, black doll video

     
    REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Is Mexico's an inherently racist society? Does the culture overwhelmingly favor those with light skin over those with dark skin? And if so, is that a legacy of European colonialism or present-day images in television and...
  • Syria has withdrawn tanks from cities, Arab League says

     
    Syria’s government has taken steps to comply with a regional peace initiative, including pulling tanks out of cities and releasing nearly 3,500 detainees, the head of the Arab League said Monday. But the Arab League chief said gunfire and killings...
  • Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet this week in Jordan

     
    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet this week in Jordan with international mediators, Jordanian officials announced on Sunday, bringing the two rivals together for their first direct talks in over a year....
  • Immigration rights: U.S. launches new hotline for detainees

     
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced on Thursday that the toll-free number, (855) 448-6903, will field queries from detainees held by state or local law enforcement agencies "if they believe they may be U.S. citizens or victims of...
  • Muslim villagers angry in mosque incident

     
    The destruction of a mosque threatens to spoil relations between Chinese and Hui, once considered the model Muslim minority by the Chinese...
  • Visitor to 9/11 memorial told police of loaded gun, was arrested

     
    A woman from Tennessee was arrested for carrying a loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial; some say the prosecution could damage gun-control efforts....