Hundreds of thousands of protestors gathered Saturday in a massive rally and march through the streets of Taiwan's capital Taipei to voice their opposition to China's anti-secession law authorizing the potential use of force against Taiwan in order to achieve Chinese re-unification. Taiwan president President Chen Shui-bian and many members of his Democratic Progressive Party [...]

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US Army documents released Friday suggest that abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US military forces was more widespread than previously revealed. An Army investigative report from January 2004 reviewing events in 2003 concluded that at a detention facility near Mosul run by the 311th Military Intelligence Battalion of the Army's 101st Airborne Division guards were [...]

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Lawyers for groups seeking to overturn California's new domestic partnership law argued their case in a state court Friday. The law went into effect January 1 and gives gay couples who register as domestic partners nearly every spousal right granted under state law including automatic parental status and responsibility for each others debts. Opponents claim [...]

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Human Rights Annual Report 2004, UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, March 25, 2005 . Excerpt: We conclude that United States personnel appear to have committed grave violations of human rights of persons held in detention in various facilities in Iraq, Guantánamo Bay and Afghanistan. We recommend that the Government make it clear to the United [...]

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NY Times v. City of NY Fire Department, et al., New York Court of Appeals, March 24, 2005 . Excerpt: This logic leads to the conclusion that all of the oral histories are discloseable under FOIL. We add one qualification, however, because we are given pause by the Fire Department's insistence that "the oral histories [...]

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