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  • Cesar Chavez's family to attend Mass to celebrate his life

    Cesar Chavez's family to attend Mass to celebrate his life
    The family of Cesar Chavez will attend an annual Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday to celebrate the life and work of the late labor leader. The Mass, now in its 14th year, will be celebrated beginning at 12:30 p.m. and led by Los...
  • Central American amputees, once migrants, seek help in Mexico

    Central American amputees, once migrants, seek help in Mexico
    TAPACHULA, Mexico — The last time Norman Varela made an unauthorized crossing into Mexico, he was headed to the United States, in search of a job, riding atop the infamous northbound freight train known as La Bestia — the Beast. Mexican...
  • Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students

    Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Officials at Venezuela's largest university called on President Nicolas Maduro on Friday to help protect students after masked pro-government vigilantes attacked a peaceful gathering on campus and injured seven people....
  • Miss. governor signs religious freedom bill; civil rights groups dismayed

    Miss. governor signs religious freedom bill; civil rights groups dismayed
    Mississippi's governor signed into law Thursday a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel thwart their ability to practice religion. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom...
  • Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

    Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians
    BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide. It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
  • Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria

    Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria
    BEIRUT —A series of mortar shells fired by rebels killed six children and injured 16 others Thursday in and around the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to Syria’s official news agency. Rebels based in the capital’s outskirts...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • Abu Ghaith verdict shows lingering impact of Sept. 11 to New Yorkers

    Abu Ghaith verdict shows lingering impact of Sept. 11 to New Yorkers
    NEW YORK -- However you viewed the outcome of the terrorism trial of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, perhaps best known as Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, one thing was clear from its start until the moment the word "guilty" was read in court: the lingering effect...
  • Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president

    Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president
    CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the...
  • Defense in Abu Ghaith trial says judge rushed jury, vows to appeal

    Defense in Abu Ghaith trial says judge rushed jury, vows to appeal
    NEW YORK--The conviction of a former Al Qaeda spokesman Wednesday for crimes stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could bolster calls for the movement of high-profile terror suspects out of Guantanamo Bay to civilian courts, but the defendant's...