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  • UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense

    UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense
    Mireille Miller-Young, a feminist studies professor at UC Santa Barbara, has been charged with battery, vandalism and theft after she allegedly stole and destroyed the sign of an antiabortion protester on campus and then pushed and scratched the 16-year-...
  • Chad to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Central African Republic

    Chad to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Central African Republic
    Chad's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it would withdraw its 850 peacekeeping troops from the African Union mission in the neighboring Central African Republic. The move follows criticism from human rights organizations and Christian militants after...
  • Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed

    Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed
    CAIRO — In the latest sign of Egypt’s growing volatility, a series of blasts went off outside Cairo University on Wednesday, killing a police brigadier general and injuring at least seven people, officials and state media reported. The three...
  • Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets

    Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Grappling with scarcities of sugar, milk, cornmeal and other basic foods, the Venezuelan government Tuesday unveiled a new electronic identification system for shoppers that critics say is a modern version of a ration card. President...
  • Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry

    Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry
    Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow citizens and businesses to challenge laws they see as substantially in conflict with their religious beliefs. The bill, in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday, would put into place a law...
  • Brazil's military to cooperate in dirty war investigation

    Brazil's military to cooperate in dirty war investigation
      SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s military has agreed to open investigations of use  torture at bases it operated during two decades of dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. The announcement Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the coup that toppled...
  • Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations

    Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday freed wealthy donors to give more money directly to congressional candidates, extending its controversial 2010 Citizens United decision that opened the door for unlimited independent spending on political...
  • Turkish high court rules Twitter ban illegal, orders access restored

    Turkish high court rules Twitter ban illegal, orders access restored
    The Turkish government's ban on access to the Twitter social media site violates citizens' right to free expression and access should be immediately restored, the country's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday. Citing the Turkish Constitution's...
  • Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's

    Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's
    Former President Carter met his adoring, book-buying public in Portland, Ore., on  Sunday, the Oregonian reports. The 89-year-old statesman signed 1,600 books in about two hours at Powell's Bookstore. Carter's new book is "A Call to Action: Women,...
  • 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...
  • 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...