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  • Ex-Disneyland worker expected to sue over head scarf, alleged harassment

    A former Disneyland employee is expected to announce a federal lawsuit against the entertainment giant, saying she was harassed and unfairly removed from her hostess job after refusing to remove her head scarf at work.
  • Malawi minister reportedly denies move to suspend anti-gay law

    Malawi's minister of justice has reportedly denied saying that the country's law banning homosexual acts would be suspended pending a parliamentary vote on whether to decriminalize such acts. The minister, Atty. Gen. Ralph Kasambara, said this week that...

    Mystery surrounds arrested Iranian blogger's reported death

    Human rights activists are calling on Iran to investigate the apparent death of a blogger who was in custody after being arrested for criticizing the government in online postings. Sattar Beheshti, 35, reportedly died this week while in detention after...

    Talkback: Should women in military be allowed to serve in combat?

    Women have been formally barred from serving in most combat roles since 1994, but a federal lawsuit seeks to overturn the policy. Should women be allowed to serve in combat?

    Oakland police alters crowd-control policy due to Occupy protests

    A week before a scheduled May Day protest by Occupy movement demonstrators, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan on Monday announced what he said were major reforms in department crowd-control tactics after injuries and widespread use of tear gas last...