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  • U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade

    U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade
    UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
  • On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.

    On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.
    What’s the best way for celebrities to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay regime and its homophobic disciples? Should they take actor Wentworth Miller’s approach and forgo any appearances in Russia until the country has done away...
  • After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law

    After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law
    OLINALA, Mexico — Surely, this is not the returning-immigrant experience that Nestora Salgado imagined. At first, the 41-year-old mother of three was, in the words of a supporter, "a sensation" in her mountainous Guerrero homeland, where she...
  • @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans

    @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans
    The mystery behind @Horse_ebooks, the Twitter account long suspected to be a spambot, has been revealed -- and it has an artistic twist. The account, which spews random bits of text and phrases, is run by real people as part of a years-long conceptual...
  • Legal battle over Native American girl comes to a poignant end

    Legal battle over Native American girl comes to a poignant end
    Was justice served Monday when a little girl called Veronica was taken from her biological father, a Cherokee, and returned to the white South Carolina couple who had begun to adopt her at birth four years ago? This is one of those heartbreaking stories...
  • Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala

    Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala
    Gala-goers at the Metropolitan Opera's opening night of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a tale of fiery, futile love, were also greeted with a few impassioned pleas. Members of LGBT advocacy groups Monday night staged a protest...
  • Brazilian president, at United Nations, blasts spying by Washington

    Brazilian president, at United Nations, blasts spying by Washington
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her lead-off speech at the annual United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to blast the United States for operating a worldwide spying network that she said violates the sovereignty of other countries and the...
  • Surveillance and the FISA court

    Surveillance and the FISA court
    We are in the midst of the first serious reexamination of government spying since the 1970s. President Obama has asked a special review panel for initial recommendations by November. The normally secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also...
  • Contraception coverage: A hobby shop is not a church

    Contraception coverage: A hobby shop is not a church
    A federal appeals court has thrown enforcement of one of the Affordable Care Act's mandates into confusion by accepting a bizarre argument: that businesses can refuse on religious grounds to include birth control in employee health plans. The healthcare...
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ review: Stubborn sexism, violence ruin game play

     
    In 2001, the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise landed on the radar of mainstream culture by offending most everyone who wasn't […]...
  • Rhyme and reasons in the Hobby Lobby case

    Rhyme and reasons in the Hobby Lobby case
    Whatever your views about the legality of the Obama administration’s requirement that employee health plans cover contraception, you have to hope that the Supreme Court will take the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. et al. After all, how...