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  • Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all

    Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all
    Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you? I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
  • 'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech

     'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech
    John Green's career as a book world phenom began auspiciously: His funny but tragic 2005 debut novel, "Looking for Alaska," became a cult young adult hit and landed the American Library Assn.'s Printz Award for YA novel of the year. This was followed by...
  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank

    Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank
    MOSCOW — There was no one to stop him. That's why Russian President Vladimir Putin was able to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine with barely a whisper of internal resistance. Recovering the region that was part of Russia for centuries has...
  • Ukrainian panel's probe links previous government to shooting deaths

    Ukrainian panel's probe links previous government to shooting deaths
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Security details and special police with the government of Ukraine’s then-President Viktor Yanukovich were responsible for the deaths of protesters shot in February, officials with the nation’s interim leadership said...
  • Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist

    Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist
    Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
  • Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House

    Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House
    WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with...
  • Protests rise as Santa Maria refuses to halt immigrant center

    Protests rise as Santa Maria refuses to halt immigrant center
    Community activists pledged Monday to continue fighting the construction of an immigrant processing center on the Central Coast, despite a bitterly contested vote in which a local city council advanced the project in the face of fervent public opposition....
  • Albuquerque protest of police turns to 'mayhem,' mayor says

    Albuquerque protest of police turns to 'mayhem,' mayor says
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque mayor said late Sunday that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peaceful into “mayhem,” as officers in riot gear clashed with protesters who blocked traffic,...
  • What's behind Albuquerque police shooting protest and cyber attack?

    What's behind Albuquerque police shooting protest and cyber attack?
    What started as a peaceful protest over Albuquerque police involvement in a series of fatal shootings escalated into what the mayor called “mayhem” as cops and demonstrators clashed on Sunday. While tensions have been building for a while in...
  • Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House

    Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House
    WASHINGTON -- When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors...
  • David Koff dies at 74; filmmaker and activist took on L.A.'s Belmont Learning Complex

    David Koff dies at 74; filmmaker and activist took on L.A.'s Belmont Learning Complex
    David Koff, a filmmaker and union activist whose investigation of a campus construction project profoundly changed the Los Angeles school system, has died. He was 74. He committed suicide March 6 in Hastings, N.Y., his family said. Koff was the...