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Protesters File Lawsuit Over St. Louis Police ‘Kettling’ Practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a dozen people arrested in a police “kettle” during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and …

Civil Rights

Our Most Popular Chicken Recipes Ever — Recipes from The Kitchn

One thing our readers (and Kitchn editors!) have in common is that we all love a good chicken dinner. This mild-mannered meat is a versatile staple …

Slow Cookers

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Colombia Struck a Peace Deal With Guerrillas, but Many Return to Arms

Under a torn Colombian flag on a windy hilltop, a ragtag guerrilla militia gathers. One fighter is missing an arm. Another, a leg. A commander who can barely read but goes by the alias “the Poet” tells of a recent firefight with a paramilitary squad in the hills nearby.<p>It might be just another …

Amazon Rainforest

Palestinians still live under apartheid in Israel, 25 years after the Oslo accord | Avi Shlaim

Twenty-five years ago today the Oslo accord was signed by Israel’s prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat in the Rose Garden of the White House, with Bill Clinton acting as an enthusiastic master of ceremonies. Despite its many shortcomings, the accord represented a historic …

West Bank

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. …

Hate Groups

Sabra and Shatila: New Revelations

Historians try not to audibly gasp in the reading rooms of official archives, but there are times when the written record retains a capacity to …

Books

In a Speech to New Immigration Judges, Attorney General Sessions Attacks Immigration Lawyers and Judicial Independence

Rather than encourage the new class of 44 immigration judges to be fair and impartial adjudicators in his Monday morning speech, Attorney General …

Immigration

Islamophobia Reading Resource Pack

This Reading Resource Pack was developed by researchers from the Global Justice Program at the Haas Institute, as part of its larger project of …

University of California

Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science

If you got spanked as a kid, it probably didn't do you any good. In fact, it may have made your behavior even worse, new research suggests.<p>The more …

The united German extreme right

September 1, 2018 demonstration by the AfD, Pegida alliance, and right-wing populist citizens' movement, Pro Chemnitz. Ralf Hirschberger/ Press …

Chemnitz

Rashida Tlaib Plans to Be Part of a New Era in the House

<b>When Representative John Conyers Jr., who represented Detroit, resigned following accusations of sexual harassment, was there a moment when you were like “Why not me for Congress?”</b> When there was talk about him retiring, that’s when the light bulb went off. It was not just that Trump was in office, …

Rashida Tlaib

Ashkenazic Jews' mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA

Where do the Jewish people come from? This is a question that anthopologists, historians and theologists have studied for millennia.<p>According to …

Black Sea

Obama’s foreign policy options were continually limited by Netanyahu and the lobby — Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes’s memoir of serving as a top foreign policy aide to President Obama, titled <i>The World As It Is</i>, came out in June to highly favorable …

Israel

I have white skin and my brother has dark skin. The world treats us very differently

I’ve never had to be told by my parents that the color of my skin is beautiful.<p>There’s never been a need to be told that.<p>But for my 12-year-old …

Texas

‘Ain’t nobody been locked up. And they ain’t trying to solve nothing.’

CHICAGO — Deangelo Norwood had been in the hospital for three days when the detectives appeared, asking questions about the man who had shot him in the stomach, chest and wrist.<p>“Is this the guy?” they asked, holding up a grainy photo. Could be, Norwood said, but he didn’t know the guy and, to be …

University of Chicago

On the Tariq Ramadan affair

The way the case against Tariq Ramadan is handled seems like a political character assassination.<p>What is happening to Swiss-born Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in France is disgraceful and simply ignominious. I can no longer maintain my silence before this grotesque travesty of justice.<p>Since rape …

Judiciary

Germany steps in after US cuts aid to Palestinian refugee agency

The United States has announced it is halting all funding for the United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees after declaring the organisation …

Heather Nauert

Out of the Shadows, an Afghan Spy Chief Joins Presidential Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — During his two years of recovery at Walter Reed, the American military’s pre-eminent medical facility, Asadullah Khalid was known as the miracle patient.<p>Mr. Khalid barely survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, when he was the Afghan intelligence chief. A disguised …

Afghanistan

When the Innocent Go to Prison, How Many Guilty Go Free?

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>03.21.2018<p>Q&A<p>A husband and wife want to upend how we talk about wrongful convictions.<p>Jennifer Thompson has told her harrowing tale …

Crime

Israeli soldiers detained senior members of Breaking the Silence and a human rights attorney in an attempt to block a tour of the South Hebron Hills, where settlers attacked six left-wing activists last week. By Orly Noy…

<i>Israeli soldiers detained senior members of Breaking the Silence and a human rights attorney in an attempt to block a tour of the South Hebron Hills,</i> …

Israel

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

Catania<b>,</b> Sicily<p>If you want a quick resumé of Catania’s character, look no further than the brooding, explosive mountain that looms right over it: Etna. The university city on the east coast, overlooking the Ionian Sea, can be intense, chaotic and beautiful.<p>At its heart is a Unesco-listed old …

20th Century

How Israel Spies on US Citizens

Alain GreshA never-shown Al Jazeera documentary on the pro-Israel lobby in the United States reveals possibly illegal Israeli spying on American …

Steve Bannon

Parts of censored Al Jazeera documentary on pro-Israeli lobby leaked

Documentaries

There’s a new global ranking of gun deaths. Here’s where the U.S. stands

In 2016, more than 250,000 people worldwide died as a result of firearms, and half of all of those deaths came from six nations, including the …

Public Health

A Lesson On Jordan Edwards

Anguish at U.N., but No Action Plan, for Rohingya Atrocities

UNITED NATIONS — The leader of the United Nations, backed by ambassadors from major Western countries as well as the actress Cate Blanchett, called for action on Tuesday after an investigative report said Myanmar’s generals should face genocide charges for the systematic slaughter of Rohingya …

United Nations

The True Story of “Operation Finale”

It was springtime in Buenos Aires and Ricardo Klement was an ordinary man living an ordinary life. Every morning, he took the bus to his job as a …

Operation Finale

China’s re-education camps for a million Muslims: What everyone needs to know

Adem yoq <i>— “Everybody’s gone.”</i><p><i>A human rights atrocity is unfolding in western China, where the “entire culture” of Uyghur Muslims is being effectively</i> …

China