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  • Edward Snowden asylum 'insignificant' to Russia -- but not to U.S.

    Edward Snowden asylum 'insignificant' to Russia -- but not to U.S.
    Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is “insignificant” and won’t negatively influence U.S.-Russian relations, an aide to President Vladimir Putin insisted shortly after the American fugitive was...
  • WikiLeaks cheers Snowden asylum in Russia; rights groups dubious

    WikiLeaks cheers Snowden asylum in Russia; rights groups dubious
    Edward Snowden and the WikiLeaks organization that helped him evade extradition to the United States to face espionage charges praised Russia for having “done the right thing” Thursday in granting temporary asylum to the former National...
  • Rally for Trayvon Martin planned at Pershing Square today

    Rally for Trayvon Martin planned at Pershing Square today
    Local civil rights groups plan to hold a rally Saturday in downtown Los Angeles in memory of Trayvon Martin and to protest what they say is institutional racism in the nation's criminal justice system. The gathering is scheduled for 11 a.m. at...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Surf-loving historians find 'The World in the Curl'

    Surf-loving historians find 'The World in the Curl'
    Picture this: Two surfers are bobbing on their boards at a remote surf spot north of Santa Barbara. They drift into a dreamy discussion and the question arises, "Wouldn't it be great if we could get paid to do this?" That question, in various forms,...
  • Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader

    Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader
    CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
  • Groups call for halt to impounding of unlicensed drivers' cars

    Groups call for halt to impounding of unlicensed drivers' cars
    Reyes Juarez was on his way home from his job at a jewelry store in Whittier two years ago when he was stopped at a police checkpoint. Officers were looking for intoxicated or unlicensed drivers. Juarez produced his car's registration and evidence of...
  • Myanmar army releases child soldiers

    Myanmar army releases child soldiers
    NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform. Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
  • Egypt's president says diplomacy by U.S., others fails to end crisis

    Egypt's president says diplomacy by U.S., others fails to end crisis
    CAIRO -- Egypt’s acting president announced Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to resolve the nation’s political crisis have failed, raising the prospect of renewed violence and a crackdown on thousands of Islamist protesters supporting deposed...
  • Oprah Winfrey's 'racist moments' are sobering

    Oprah Winfrey's 'racist moments' are sobering
    Oprah Winfrey is not only the world’s most powerful celebrity, and one of the richest. She is a marketing genius who knows how to exploit a racist insult to her advantage in a completely uncynical way. More power to her. Earlier this week,...
  • Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well

     Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well
    NEW YORK — Forest Whitaker tends to talk about his work with a mystical flourish. Movie roles, he says, have helped him achieve transcendence, learn the value of quiet and appreciate fear. Yet the star of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is...