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Rights monitors slam Russia for spiraling attacks on gays

Dec 16, 2014

Rights monitors slam Russia for spiraling attacks on gays

Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin’s government for “inaction” and urging a crackdown on hate crimes. The U.S.-based rights group said homophobic attacks increased in Russia after Putin signed a hugely ...

Dec 13, 2014

U.S. racial wealth gap widens

America’s economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released Friday. The study found that the wealth gap between white households and minorities has widened in recent years. The wealth of white households was 13 times ...

Hands-up gesture animates Ferguson protests

Dec 2, 2014

Hands-up gesture animates Ferguson protests

Five NFL players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, Americans walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters after a grand jury decided not to indict the white officer who shot and ...