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A Belarusian border guard reportedly will spend two years behind bars for failing to tell his superiors about a Swedish plane that entered the country in July to make an air drop -- of teddy bears. Hundreds of plush bears with parachutes and protest...
WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States. When she was released, Barack Obama was in the Oval Office. Zin Mar Aung says she...
For decades, the accusations of Cuban exiles about human rights abuses in Cuba have been questioned. It was 37 years ago when a local South Florida newspaper questioned Cuban exiles when they said the Castro regime held thousands of political...
PIERRE – The state Senate has already given its OK for a new working holiday in South Dakota called Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Now the state House of Representatives will weigh in on two more in recognition of groups of special veterans. ...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comStan Lee. (POW entertainment) Just two weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday, comics icon Stan Lee shows no signs of ......
A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and 2007....
Congress and President Obama have been buffeted by criticism for the way they handled, or mishandled, legislation designed to prevent the economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. Comparatively, little attention has been paid to another recent...
While the jury is still out as to whether the Chinese writer Mo Yan, who is said to have been toeing the party line, truly deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature, there is little doubt that his novel “POW!” — with its Rabelaisian...
Tags: China, Literature, Entertainment Events, Chicago Tribune, Mo Yan
Czechoslovakia had its share of heroes during the 40-plus years the Eastern European nation endured Soviet domination — most notably the reformers crushed during the infamous Prague Spring of 1968 and the protesters whose nonviolent Velvet...
The State Department revealed this month that the United States has detained more than 200 children at its military prison in Afghanistan. I represent one of them, a boy who left his parents' home in Karachi, Pakistan in July 2008, when he was 14, on a...
Libya, North Vietnam a contrast in military response To the editor: I am outraged at the recent handling of events in Benghazi, Libya, and am reminded of a very different reaction by the American government when it had the opportunity to rescue its...
Tags: Firearms, Murder, Politics, Vietnam, Richard Nixon
Roy Laine Montgomery carried a quiet hurt and shame with him for 68 years, ever since the World War II veteran's country wrongly imprisoned him. He was one of 28 African-American soldiers falsely convicted in connection with the lynching of an Italian...
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