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Speaking truth to children about the Paris attacks

PARIS — “Mummy, are we at war?”<p>Many parents in France faced this difficult question from their children after Wednesday's attack on Paris-based …

Freedom to say what you really think

Three cheers for Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty and Emma Carr of Big Brother Watch for denouncing Theresa May’s intention to ban extremists from speaking in favour of jihad, which would remove at one blow one of our most hard-won liberties: the right to freedom of speech.<p>It reminds me of one of my …

Do Students Still Have Free Speech in School?

Social media has eroded young people's privacy—and advocates are trying to win it back.<p>In 1965, when Mary Beth Tinker was 13 years old, she wore a black armband to her junior high school to protest the Vietnam War. The school promptly suspended her, but her protest eventually led to a landmark …

7 Things Cracked Got Wrong About Free Speech

On Tuesday, Cracked's Chris Bucholz decided that he needed to set the Internet straight on a couple issues about freedom of speech. He got some things right, including that people really need to understand that the right to free speech does not protect them from criticism or mockery of their …

Rob Schneider is paying the price for exercising his free-speech rights

Actor<p>Rob Schneideris understandably miffed about State Farm dropping him from its advertisements because of his controversial opinions on childhood vaccinations. I mean, ifKevin Nealonand Dana Carvey can revive Hans and Franz on State Farm's dime, why can't Schneider get a bit more airtime as the …

For first time in poll’s history, American students are more in favour of the first amendment than adults<p>American high school students are more concerned about freedom of speech and the first amendment than adults, including their teachers, a new poll has found.<p>The national study of 10,463 high …

As second nurse is infected with Ebola, her air travel heightens fears

Fears grew Wednesday that more medical workers may have been exposed to the deadly<p>Ebola virusafter a second Dallas nurse fell ill and health officials scrambled to alert scores of airline passengers who had been on a jet with her.<p>After weeks of assertions that U.S. hospitals were well-prepared for …

Suspected Ebola case on Air France flight in Madrid

Air France plane evacuated in Madrid after passenger on flight suspected of having Ebola<p>An Air France plane was isolated at Madrid's airport on Thursday because of a suspected Ebola case after a passenger was reported to have a fever and shivers, officials said.<p>The passenger, who had traveled from …

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