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Blind human rights activist accuses China of violating U.S. deal to secure his freedom

The Chinese human rights activist at the center of a diplomatic crisis a year ago on Tuesday accused Beijing of reneging on the agreement that freed him and urged the United States to intervene. Chen Guangcheng, a blind self-taught lawyer who infuriated authorities by exposing forced abortions, dramatically escaped house…

U.S. tuberculosis cases hit record low

Cases of tuberculosis reached an all-time low in the United States last year, but the disease continued to affect minorities at much higher rates than whites, health authorities said Thursday. There were fewer than 10,000 US cases of TB for the first time since records began being compiled in 1953,…

Senate bill seeks to cut down long mandatory sentences for drug offenses

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) proposed legislation on Wednesday that would give judges more discretion in the sentencing of federal drug crimes. The two senators said their bipartisan bill would help reduce unnecessarily long federal prison sentences. The Justice Safety Valve Act would expand a current law…

Toyota to recall more than 200,000 cars in the United States

Toyota Motor will recall 209,000 sport utility vehicles it has sold in the United States due to a possible seat-belt fault, Kyodo News reported on Saturday. FJ Cruiser models made between 2007 and 2013 will be recalled, Kyodo said, quoting company officials. The seat-belt retractors for the driver and front…

Most Catholics in the United States approve of a Third World pope: poll

Sixty percent of Catholics in the United States think it would be a good thing for the next pope to come from South America, Asia or Africa, a Pew Research Center poll said Thursday. Another 20 percent said it would not matter if Pope Benedict XVI’s successor hails from a…

Yiddish newspaper gives ‘dying’ language new life

It’ll be computer scrolling, not ancient scrolls, for Jewish culture lovers when the world’s most famous Yiddish newspaper relaunches its website Monday in a bid to stave off extinction. Forverts, founded in 1897 when Yiddish-speaking Jews from Eastern Europe were pouring into America, has been shrinking relentlessly in recent decades…

Republican-Democrat alliance unveils immigration reform deal

Eight US lawmakers crossed party lines to unveil a plan Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the shadows in the United States. “We recognize that our immigration system is broken,” the senators said in their bipartisan framework, a copy of…

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