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UN officials demand prosecutions for U.S. torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

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San Jose coalition for affordable housing wins big

San Jose, which advertises itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley," has one of the highest housing costs in the nation, as well as - not coincidentally - one of the highest rates of homelessness.

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Law center for Muslims to challenge presumption of guilt

The new law center is specifically for Muslims in the United States facing constitutional and civil rights violations.

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Labor organizer wins MacArthur “genius grant”

Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers.

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Detroit water crisis shows the reality of our current social system

Imagine coming home from work or school and not having access to water for cooking dinner, or not being able to take a shower after a hard day's work.

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Transgender people win protections in Orlando, Florida

"Gender identity" is now a protected category in Orlando's human rights ordinances along with age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion and sex.

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The child migrant crisis: latest developments

The "crisis" appears to be shrinking: 85 percent of the 57,000 child migrants have now been placed with parents, other family members or sponsors living in the United States.

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National forum on police crimes calls for civilian police accountability councils

In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.

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Los Angeles gears up for a month against torture

In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.

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Ban Tasers in Texas schools, groups demand

A deputy immobilized a Texas high school student on school grounds with a stun gun, leaving him hospitalized and in a coma. A coalition is asking to end use of  "less-than-lethal weapons" in school districts statewide.

 

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