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Study of deaths in police custody raises questions

A first-ever Justice Department study of deaths in police custody raises more questions than it answers.

Chicago spotlights non-Hollywood films

CHICAGO — Approaching half a decade now, the Chicago International Film Festival features movies from 44 countries, including some that produce very few movies like Puerto Rico, Bulgaria and Burkina Faso.

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Lorraine Hansberry playwright and agitator

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was one of the most relevant playwrights of the 20th century. Her work highlights the struggle for equality and justice, as an African American woman who in her early years was also a leader of the Communist youth movement.

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CARTOON: School supplies

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Defending Rachel Carson

2007 marks the 100th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s birth. And while the writer of “Silent Spring” and the woman credited with launching the modern environmental movement has been praised by many, some have used the anniversary to launch scathing and unfounded attacks. The wrangling over Carson’s legacy has even reached Congress.

Outlawing abortions doesnt stop them, study says

Abortion rates are similar in countries where the procedure is legal and in countries where it is not, and the number of abortions worldwide is declining due to increased access to contraception.

Village raids evoke Gestapo tactics

Just before dawn, sweeping searchlights and pounding on doors awaken terrified residents of a small village. Requests for warrants or official identification are ignored as squads of agents, some uniformed and some not, rampage through houses and rifle through personal belongs.

WORLD NOTES: Oct. 20

Lesotho: Diplomat hits world neglect of women, children Myanmar: Victims sue French oil giant El Salvador: Put water before profits Spain: Protesters march for housing Israel: Land grab stakes are high

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Haitian human rights activist still missing

After the disappearance of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine more than two months ago, his supporters are pressing the government of President Rene Preval, along with the governments of the United States, Canada and Brazil and the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), to step up efforts to locate his whereabouts.

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