Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational.
Tags: Business, By RYAN J. FOLEY, General news, Government and politics, Government business and finance, Government finance, Human rights and civil liberties, Iowa, Iowa City, National governments, North America, Political and civil unrest, Political organizations, Political parties, Protests and demonstrations, Social affairs, Social issues, State governments, Texas, United States
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament on Wednesday approved joining an international child custody treaty amid foreign pressure for Tokyo to address concerns that Japanese mothers can take children away from foreign fathers without recourse.
Tags: Asia, By MALCOLM FOSTER, East Asia, Family issues, General news, Government and politics, Human rights and civil liberties, Human welfare, International agreements, International relations, Japan, Legislature, Lifestyle, North America, Parenting, Relationships, Social affairs, Social issues, United States
SEATTLE (AP) — As Congress debates legalizing about 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, immigration advocates are pushing plans they say will open the asylum process for thousands of more people who flee persecution in their home countries.
Tags: By MANUEL VALDES, General news, Government and politics, Government policy, Human rights and civil liberties, Immigration, Immigration policy, Legislature, North America, Social affairs, Social issues, United States, Washington
Fire chief says search for survivors of massive Oklahoma tornado is nearly complete
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