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  • Why are U.S., Russia squabbling over Syria at the United Nations?

     
    The United States and a coalition of Arab countries are likely to face off with Russia at the United Nations over a proposed resolution that could call on Syrian President Bashar Assad to relinquish power, Patrick J. McDonnell reports for The Times. The...
  • Heckled during speech, Mexico's president defends drug war

     
    felipe calderon, guadalajara, mexico, drug war: Mexican President Felipe Calderon has once again clashed with a citizen angry about the effects of the country's drug war, this time during a speech in which a man in the audience shouted, "How many more...
  • 'Don't Say Gay' senator is asked to leave Tennessee restaurant

     
    Tennesse Sen. Stacey Campfield: A Tennessee restaurant owner asked state Sen. Stacey Campfield to leave her restaurant; Campfield had recently made some remarks about homosexuality that have sparked controversy on the Internet....
  • Camilla Williams dies at 92; opera singer broke racial barriers

    Camilla Williams dies at 92; opera singer broke racial barriers
    Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92. Williams died Sunday at her home in Bloomington, Ind., according to her attorney, Eric Slotegraaf. She died of...
  • Goldberg: Political finger-pointing

    Goldberg: Political finger-pointing
    Jesse Jackson is right. In response to the face-off in Arizona between President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last week, Jackson said, "Even George Wallace did not put his finger in Dr. King's face." And it's true; he didn't. Similarly, not even...
  • American activists in Cairo seek refuge at U.S. Embassy

     
    Americans under criminal investigation for democracy rights work in Egypt have sought protection from possible arrest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo amid escalating tensions over civil liberties between Washington and Egypt’s military leaders....
  • In Afghanistan, horrific violence against women is nothing new

     
    Afghanistan has seen several horrific cases of violence against women in recent weeks, but the problems are far from new, as a recent Human Rights Watch report indicates....
  • Defendant in Alabama corruption case found dead on eve of retrial

     
    Alabama gambling case: One of seven defendants facing retrial in a high-profile federal gambling and corruption case in Alabama was found dead in his home Sunday on the eve of new court proceedings, with police offering few details about the cause....
  • SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big

    SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big
    The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race. The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...
  • SAG Awards: Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer on acting, injustice and awards-season frenzy

     
    "The Help" stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer discuss their wins at the 2012 SAG Awards...
  • SAG Awards 2012: 'The Help' takes film cast prize

     
    Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012: 'The Help' takes ensemble film prize at SAG Awards...