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Deseret News
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, many worry about violence against religious minoritieson the ongoing atrocities committed against religious minorities around the wor
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, many worry about violence against religious minorities
Deseret News / Posted 6 hours ago
on the ongoing atrocities committed against religious minorities around the world, which were outlined this week in the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's 2016 Annual Report. The report highlighted how the refugee crisis in... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Religion News: Religious freedom decreases around worldMay. 5, 2016 at 9:45 AM WEEK IN RELIGIONLast year, religious freedom decreased
Religion News: Religious freedom decreases around world
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 10 hours ago
May. 5, 2016 at 9:45 AM WEEK IN RELIGIONLast year, religious freedom decreased around the globe according the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s annual report. With such factors as the refugee crisis, political strife... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
China protests at US accusations of abuse of religious groupssaid Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained "severe", the F
China protests at US accusations of abuse of religious groups
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 hours ago
said Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained "severe", the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan U.S. federal government body, said in a report this week... Read more
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The Star
China protests at U.S. accusations of abuse of religious groupssaid Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained "severe", the F
China protests at U.S. accusations of abuse of religious groups
The Star / Posted 15 hours ago
said Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained "severe", the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan U.S. federal government body, said in a report this week... Read more
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Swissinfo
China protests at U.S. accusations of abuse of religious groupssaid Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained "severe", the F
China protests at U.S. accusations of abuse of religious groups
Swissinfo / Posted 16 hours ago
said Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained "severe", the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan U.S. federal government body, said in a report this week... Read more
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Deseret News
Report: Religious freedom deteriorating around the worldReligious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the glob
Report: Religious freedom deteriorating around the world
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, according to a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “At best, in most of the countries we cover, religious freedom... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Report: Religious freedom deteriorating around the worldfreedom remains under "serious and sustained assault" around the globe, accordi
Report: Religious freedom deteriorating around the world
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
freedom remains under "serious and sustained assault" around the globe, according to a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. "At best, in most of the countries we cover, religious freedom... Read more
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NBC News
The Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of the Obama Administrationof State Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
The Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of the Obama Administration
NBC News / Posted 2 days ago
of State Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Karen K. Narasaki, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Kiran Ahuja, Chief of Staff, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Susumu Ken Yamashita,... Read more
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Deseret News
LDS Church member appointed to US Commission on International Religious FreedomSandra Jolley, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from
LDS Church member appointed to US Commission on International Religious Freedom
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
Sandra Jolley, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Nevada, was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “Sandy Jolley is a Nevada icon and church leader recognized in the Silver State... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Report: Incarceration of Prisoners of Conscience 'Astonishingly Widespread'has been under serious and sustained assault since the release of our commissio
Report: Incarceration of Prisoners of Conscience 'Astonishingly Widespread'
Acton Commentary / Posted 2 days ago
has been under serious and sustained assault since the release of our commission’s last Annual Report in 2015,” says the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). “From the plight of new and longstanding prisoners of... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
James (Jim) D. Kesslerby a son, Tony Kessler. He was a member of St. Augustine Church in Oak Harbor,
James (Jim) D. Kessler
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
by a son, Tony Kessler. He was a member of St. Augustine Church in Oak Harbor, Washington. Jim worked for the former U.S. Commission Co. in Upper Sandusky and Carey for 39 years. His memorial service will be at a later date in Oak Harbor,... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Reportto a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom in 2015 and an increase in "s
2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report
KPBS San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom in 2015 and an increase in "societal intolerance," according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. "At best, in most of the countries we cover, religious freedom... Read more
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KERA North Texas
2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Reportto a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom in 2015 and an increase in "s
2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report
KERA North Texas / Posted 3 days ago
to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom in 2015 and an increase in "societal intolerance," according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. "At best, in most of the countries we cover, religious freedom... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
US agency reports heightened religious persecution abroad WASHINGTON (AP) — Noting an increase in persecution, the U.S. Commission on I
US agency reports heightened religious persecution abroad
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Noting an increase in persecution, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is recommending additions to its list of countries of particular concern. In its... Read more
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The Hindu
Delhi red-faced over U-turn on visa to U.S. officialChina. Adding to New Delhi’s discomfiture, within hours of her return to Washi
Delhi red-faced over U-turn on visa to U.S. official
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
China. Adding to New Delhi’s discomfiture, within hours of her return to Washington, Dr. Lantos Swett released the latest U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report, giving India a negative rating and keeping it on its... Read more
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The Hill
Religious freedom 'under assault' in Iran, Cuba, says government reportare subject to arrest, torture and even execution “based primarily or entirely
Religious freedom 'under assault' in Iran, Cuba, says government report
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
are subject to arrest, torture and even execution “based primarily or entirely upon the religion of the accused,” the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom wrote in a report issued Monday. ADVERTISEMENT "Since President Hassan... Read more
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Breitbart
Report: Religious Freedom Worldwide ‘Under Serious and Sustained Assault’The grim findings of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in
Report: Religious Freedom Worldwide ‘Under Serious and Sustained Assault’
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
The grim findings of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in its 2016 report suggest that religious liberty continues to take a beating throughout the world, and persecution against believers is not waning but intensifying. The... Read more
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The Washington Times
Religious freedom under threat worldwide: U.S. reportand sustained assault” around the world over the past year, the U.S. government
Religious freedom under threat worldwide: U.S. report
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
and sustained assault” around the world over the past year, the U.S. government said Monday. The annual report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom faulted the usual suspects, including North Korea, Iran and Sudan. But it... Read more
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The Hindu
BJP, Sangh behind rise in religious violence in 2015, says US Panel on religious freedom“India is on a negative trajectory in terms of religious freedom,” the U.S Comm
BJP, Sangh behind rise in religious violence in 2015, says US Panel on religious freedom
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
“India is on a negative trajectory in terms of religious freedom,” the U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said, and recommended to the U.S. government that its bilateral contacts with New Delhi, “including the framework of... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Dominican University will be in the political spotlightwith perils that the presidential hopefuls and their ticket mates will be calle
Dominican University will be in the political spotlight
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 5 days ago
with perils that the presidential hopefuls and their ticket mates will be called upon to address. In partnership with the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates, beginning in June Dominican plans on bringing together on campus student delegates... Read more
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Daily Mail
Trump taunts Obama over plan to build a taller White House fencebarrier harder to scale by increasing the height from six feet to more than 11
Trump taunts Obama over plan to build a taller White House fence
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
barrier harder to scale by increasing the height from six feet to more than 11 feet. The design was submitted publicly to U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on Thursday. They hope the changes will be installed by fiscal year 2018. The last time the... Read more
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The News & Observer
Burr vows to block Obama nomination that would fill NC judicial vacancypolitcal and race questions Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former state Supreme C
Burr vows to block Obama nomination that would fill NC judicial vacancy
The News & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
politcal and race questions Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former state Supreme Court justice and vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was nominated by the president on Thursday to fill a vacancy on the federal court bench in... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Pride or prejudice?The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called for an end to the practice of using
Pride or prejudice?
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called for an end to the practice of using Native Americans as mascots in 2001. Of course that hasn’t stopped the Washington Redskins or Cleveland Indians from holding on to their American Indian mascots, which... Read more
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Acton Commentary
State Department Identifies 'Countries of Particular Concern' on Religious Freedomnational interest of the United States required exercising this waiver authorit
State Department Identifies 'Countries of Particular Concern' on Religious Freedom
Acton Commentary / Posted 8 days ago
national interest of the United States required exercising this waiver authority.” In a response to the release, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — a commission created and authorized by the IRF Act — expressed... Read more
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Daily Mail
White House fence redesign will make the barrier taller and saferthe historical aesthetic, after a series of gate-jumping incidents in recent ye
White House fence redesign will make the barrier taller and safer
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
the historical aesthetic, after a series of gate-jumping incidents in recent years. The design was submitted publicly to U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on Thursday. The fence on the White House lawn is being redesigned. The proposed changes... Read more
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ABC News
White House Fence Re-Design Proposal UnveiledA preliminary design concept for an upgraded White House fence was submitted pu
White House Fence Re-Design Proposal Unveiled
ABC News / Posted 14 days ago
A preliminary design concept for an upgraded White House fence was submitted publicly on Thursday to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. The re-design would extend the height of the fence from approximately 6 feet to more than 11 feet. The upgraded... Read more
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Op-Ed News
President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheadingcharges. In Iran, an angry mob burned the Saudi Embassy, and the Saudis reacted
President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheading
Op-Ed News / Posted 14 days ago
charges. In Iran, an angry mob burned the Saudi Embassy, and the Saudis reacted by cutting off diplomatic relations. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said: "Sheikh al-Nimr's execution blatantly disregards the right to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Rudy Giuliani suggests Saudi Arabia was involved in 9/11 attacksYork and Washington in 2001 were Saudi citizens, though the country has always
Rudy Giuliani suggests Saudi Arabia was involved in 9/11 attacks
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
York and Washington in 2001 were Saudi citizens, though the country has always denied having any role in the attacks. A U.S. commission established in the aftermath of the attacks also concluded there was no evidence of official Saudi... Read more
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Breitbart
U.S. State Dept Winks at Pakistan’s Violent Persecution of Christiansthat require the international community’s attention.” Nonetheless, despite pe
U.S. State Dept Winks at Pakistan’s Violent Persecution of Christians
Breitbart / Posted 15 days ago
that require the international community’s attention.” Nonetheless, despite persistent urging from the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the list omits mention of Pakistan, despite recent incidents... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Bangladesh's shameful response to murderthe beginning of this emergency, our organization, the Center for Inquiry, has
Bangladesh's shameful response to murder
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 15 days ago
the beginning of this emergency, our organization, the Center for Inquiry, has been working with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and other nongovernmental organizations to find ways to protect or bring... Read more
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The Christian Post
Obama State Dept. Should Tell Truth About Iraq, Syria Religious Freedom Abuses, USCIRF Chair Robert P. George Saysagainst religious minorities or depriving others of their religious freedom," S
Obama State Dept. Should Tell Truth About Iraq, Syria Religious Freedom Abuses, USCIRF Chair Robert P. George Says
The Christian Post / Posted 15 days ago
against religious minorities or depriving others of their religious freedom," Saperstein, the first-ever chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) from 1999 to 2000, said. "But on this stage, certainly the Iraqi... Read more
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Daily Mail
Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks with Gulf alliesin New York and Washington in 2001 were Saudi citizens, though Riyadh has alway
Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks with Gulf allies
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
in New York and Washington in 2001 were Saudi citizens, though Riyadh has always denied having any role in the attacks. A U.S. commission established in the aftermath of the attacks also concluded there was no evidence of official Saudi... Read more
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MLive.com
Colorado officials push for elimination of Native American mascotsof American schools have retired their Native American mascots since the 1970s,
Colorado officials push for elimination of Native American mascots
MLive.com / Posted 15 days ago
of American schools have retired their Native American mascots since the 1970s, the Colorado commission report said. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called for an end to the practice in 2001. The NCAA warned colleges and universities in 2005... Read more
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The Christian Post
State Dept. Again Refuses to Highlight Pakistan's Religous Freedom Abuses Despite USCIRF Recommendationmade the list and others did not. However, the fact that Pakistan was left off
State Dept. Again Refuses to Highlight Pakistan's Religous Freedom Abuses Despite USCIRF Recommendation
The Christian Post / Posted 16 days ago
made the list and others did not. However, the fact that Pakistan was left off the list ignores the recommendation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which is a government commission created by the IRFA. USCIRF has called... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Santa Monica's Shirley Temple First Day of Issue Stampof the American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Rel
Santa Monica's Shirley Temple First Day of Issue Stamp
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
of the American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Council of American Ambassadors, U.S. Commission for UNESCO and U.S. Citizens' Space Task Force. Black was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1972, underwent a... Read more
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The News & Observer
U.S. civil rights group condemns HB2; dissenters cite N.C. ‘hysteria’liberties battle. Here is the timeline of the so-called "bathroom bill." Ali Ri
U.S. civil rights group condemns HB2; dissenters cite N.C. ‘hysteria’
The News & Observer / Posted 16 days ago
liberties battle. Here is the timeline of the so-called "bathroom bill." Ali Rizvi and Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, in a split vote, has condemned North Carolina’s HB2 and a Mississippi “religious objections”... Read more
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Salon.com
Colorado panel urges schools to drop Native American mascotsof American schools have retired their Native American mascots since the 1970s,
Colorado panel urges schools to drop Native American mascots
Salon.com / Posted 17 days ago
of American schools have retired their Native American mascots since the 1970s, the Colorado commission report said. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called for an end to the practice in 2001. You Might Also Like The NCAA warned colleges and... Read more
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CBS Denver
Report Released On Native American Mascots' Use In Schoolsof American schools have retired their Native American mascots since the 1970s,
Report Released On Native American Mascots' Use In Schools
CBS Denver / Posted 17 days ago
of American schools have retired their Native American mascots since the 1970s, the Colorado commission report said. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called for an end to the practice in 2001. The NCAA warned colleges and universities in 2005... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
Shirley Temple Stamp To Be Issued Todayof the American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Rel
Shirley Temple Stamp To Be Issued Today
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 17 days ago
of the American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Council of American Ambassadors, U.S. Commission for UNESCO and U.S. Citizens’ Space Task Force. Black was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1972, underwent a... Read more
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Connecticut Post
UConn housing plan for black men draws firesaid he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raise
UConn housing plan for black men draws fire
Connecticut Post / Posted 19 days ago
said he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raised by Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in March. Cassis suggested critics needed to see the black scholar house in action before... Read more
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Greenwich Time
UConn housing plan for black men draws firesaid he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raise
UConn housing plan for black men draws fire
Greenwich Time / Posted 19 days ago
said he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raised by Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in March. Cassis suggested critics needed to see the black scholar house in action before... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
UConn housing plan for black men draws firesaid he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raise
UConn housing plan for black men draws fire
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 19 days ago
said he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raised by Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in March. Cassis suggested critics needed to see the black scholar house in action before... Read more
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The News-Times
UConn housing plan for black men draws firesaid he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raise
UConn housing plan for black men draws fire
The News-Times / Posted 19 days ago
said he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raised by Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in March. Cassis suggested critics needed to see the black scholar house in action before... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
UConn housing plan for black men draws firesaid he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raise
UConn housing plan for black men draws fire
Stamford Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
said he did not see the urgency to investigate concerns by Hyman or those raised by Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in March. Cassis suggested critics needed to see the black scholar house in action before... Read more
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examiner.com
North Carolina coal ash dumps unsafe drinking water, Hinkley Brockovich updategreatest environmental risks. The administration of Gov. Pat McCrory is also as
North Carolina coal ash dumps unsafe drinking water, Hinkley Brockovich update
examiner.com / Posted 20 days ago
greatest environmental risks. The administration of Gov. Pat McCrory is also asking the EPA Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and its North Carolina Committee to review and approve each study before a state permit is... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, April 14, 2016Neil Street, Lincoln Avenue and U.S. 45. In 2001: Saying the use of Indian nam
Area history, April 14, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Neil Street, Lincoln Avenue and U.S. 45. In 2001: Saying the use of Indian names and mascots may violate anti-discrimination laws, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called for an end to their use by non-Indian schools, colleges and univers... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
NC official: State will limit impact of Duke coal ash on minoritiescoal ash landfill applications as well as petition the federal Environmental Pr
NC official: State will limit impact of Duke coal ash on minorities
The Charlotte Post / Posted 22 days ago
coal ash landfill applications as well as petition the federal Environmental Protection Agency Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and its North Carolina Advisory Committee to review the analysis before issuing... Read more
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Breitbart
Pakistani Textbooks Teach Children That Christians Are ‘Nefarious, Violent, and Tyrannical by Nature’explain the alarming state of religious freedom in Pakistan today. The study,
Pakistani Textbooks Teach Children That Christians Are ‘Nefarious, Violent, and Tyrannical by Nature’
Breitbart / Posted 22 days ago
explain the alarming state of religious freedom in Pakistan today. The study, released on Tuesday, was sponsored by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and conducted by the Pakistan-based Peace and Education... Read more
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Al.com
Black Belt Citizens group says libel suit is intimidation tactic by landfill ownersgroup, has made numerous media appearances speaking against the landfill. Earli
Black Belt Citizens group says libel suit is intimidation tactic by landfill owners
Al.com / Posted 22 days ago
group, has made numerous media appearances speaking against the landfill. Earlier this year, she testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the issue. But the landfill's owners say Calhoun and other members of the group went... Read more
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Al.com
Arrowhead Landfill owners sue Black Belt Citizens group for libel, slanderplacing the landfill near Uniontown violated the civil rights of local resident
Arrowhead Landfill owners sue Black Belt Citizens group for libel, slander
Al.com / Posted 27 days ago
placing the landfill near Uniontown violated the civil rights of local residents, and Calhoun recently testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about her experiences living near the landfill. The Commission was scheduled to visit... Read more
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