Concerns Persist over Hungary’s Media Laws

The U.N. is still concerned about Hungary’s media law despite EU requested changes.  Frank La Rue, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s special investigator on freedom of expression expressed concern about Hungary’s media regulations unnecessarily limiting the press and falling short of the acceptable benchmark for freedom. The legislature passed a media law, which took effect…

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Colorado Passes Strict Concussion Law for Young Athletes

As concern over sports-related injuries increase across the nation, Colorado is taking action. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Tuesday requiring football coaches of all public and private middle schools, junior high schools, high schools and recreational youth sports to take online training to effectively recognize symptoms of a concussion. The law…

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Woman Claiming Rape by Gaddafi’s Men is Taken Away by Libyan Authorities

A visibly distraught woman stormed into a hotel in Tripoli, Libya’s capital city, on Saturday screaming she had been gang raped by Gaddafi’s guards. That woman’s name, as we later learned, is Iman Al-Obeidi. Al-Obeidi’s desperate cries were crippling as she showed journalists bruises on her face and ankles.  Tears streamed down her face as…

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Texas Approves Bill Allowing Handguns on College Campuses

Last week, the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee in Austin, Texas voted 5-3 to further legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses.  Rep. Joe Driver (R), proposed House Bill 750, which would allow individuals who obtain a concealed-handgun permit to carry their weapons into college buildings. The current law forbids taking guns onto…

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Cuba Condemns Foreign Involvement in Libya

Cuba condemns foreign military intervention in Libya as a “gross manipulation” of the UN charter. Cuba supports the right of Libyans to exercise self-determination and overthrow Gaddafi but thinks foreign nations should respect Libyan sovereignty. The Cuban Foreign Ministry issued a statement highlighting the need for dialogue and negotiations rather than physical force. The United…

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Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against Kanye West gets Dismissed

A lawsuit against Kanye West for copyright infringement was filed last year. Specifically, a Virginia rapper, Vince Peters, alleged that West’s hit song “stronger” was not an original. Peters says he played the song for West’s business associate, John Monopoly, and West subsequently came out with a track that sounded eerily similar to the one Peters…

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