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University of South Florida tenured computer science professor Sami Al-Arian (R) speaks with his wife Nahla before a news conference. (credit: Chris Livingston/Getty Images)

Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Al-Arian

Federal prosecutors on Friday dropped all charges against a Palestinian activist whose criminal contempt case had sat in limbo for five years in front of a skeptical judge.

06/29/2014

Gov. Christie held a news conference to say he had no knowledge of lane closures that backed up the George Washington Bridge. (Getty Images)

GOP Activists Defend Christie At National Meeting

Chris Christie may have been nearly 200 miles away, but his struggles in New Jersey buzzed through the hallways of a Washington hotel this week as hundreds of Republican officials gathered to debate the GOP’s future.

01/25/2014

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng talks to the press after his arrival at the New York University Village apartment complex in Manhattan  (Photo Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP / GettyImages)

Chinese Activist Renews Call To Fight Injustice

A blind Chinese legal activist who escaped house arrest, endured a nearly monthlong diplomatic tussle and a hurried daylong flight paused ever so briefly upon his arrival in New York City before taking up a familiar fight.

05/20/2012

In this handout photograph provided by the U.S. Embassy Beijing press office, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is shown on May 2, 2012 in Beijing, China. (credit: U.S. Embassy Beijing Press via Getty Images)

Blind Activist Believes China Will Let Him Leave Country

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese activist who triggered a diplomatic dispute between China and the United States said Monday he is confident that Beijing will hold up its end of a tentative deal to let […]

05/07/2012