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Civil Rights

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  • DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund

    DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund
    NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie"  Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
  • Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis

    Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis
    Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
  • Gov. Brown as Robin Hood

     Gov. Brown as Robin Hood
    Now we know what Gov. Jerry Brown really cares about — what gets him riled and raring to rumble. "The battle of their lives," he promises opponents. "This is a cause." When a governor bares his soul like that, not only is he waving a nasty...
  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to be overseen by monitor, judge rules

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to be overseen by monitor, judge rules
    For years to come, Sheriff Joe Arpaio can expect to have a federal judge looking over his shoulder, watching almost his every move and those of his deputies. A federal judge Wednesday approved a plan to place an independent monitor inside the Maricopa...
  • The repressed Rohingya of Myanmar

    The repressed Rohingya of Myanmar
    The relationship between the White House and the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. President Obama went there in November; President Thein Sein came here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing...
  • Obama to speak at March on Washington anniversary

    Obama to speak at March on Washington anniversary
    WASHINGTON – President Obama will speak at the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, weeks after his comments on the George Zimmerman verdict stirred a national discussion on race in America....
  • Obama's Putin snub

    Obama's Putin snub
    If President Obama's decision to cancel a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled a refusal to engage with Russia on matters of mutual interest, we'd be concerned. Although Russia lacks the superpower status of the now-defunct Soviet...
  • Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?

    Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?
    Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement. The reaction to his news Monday was swift. President Obama, who just last year announced his...
  • 14 Greenpeace activists charged with piracy in Russia

    14 Greenpeace activists charged with piracy in Russia
    MOSCOW — Fourteen Greenpeace activists were charged with piracy Wednesday in connection with their protest at a Russian oil platform in the Arctic, an official of the environmental group said. The charges, issued by prosecutors in Murmansk,...
  • Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office

    Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office
    MEXICO CITY — The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has abruptly closed its important human rights and legal aid office, which for years, and sometimes at great risk, denounced and investigated the most egregious atrocities surrounding that...
  • Egypt arrests prominent Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

     Egypt arrests prominent Muslim Brotherhood spokesman
    CAIRO — Demonstrating determination to quash the Muslim Brotherhood rather than seek to draw the Islamist group back into the political fold, Egyptian authorities on Tuesday arrested a prominent spokesman for the organization and renewed a freeze on...