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Examples of gender neutral restroom labeling that comply to D.C.'s regulations. (photo credit: DC Office of Human Rights)

DC On a Mission To Make All Single-Stall Public Bathrooms Gender Neutral

The D.C. Office of Human Rights wants city residents to participate in their efforts to make all public single-stall restrooms gender neutral.

04/03/2014

File photo of a transsexual person. (credit: DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill Passes in Senate

A bill that would prohibit gender-identity discrimination for employment, housing, public accommodations and credit in the state of Maryland passed in the state Senate Tuesday.

03/04/2014

A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission's report have told The Associated Press.  (Photo by South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)

UN: Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea Found, Need Investigation

A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission’s report have told The Associated Press.

02/14/2014

File photo of a television broadcast showing a picture of Kenneth Bae, right. (credit: KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Rescinds Invitation To US Envoy

North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American’s possible release, the State Department said Monday.

02/09/2014

Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships. (Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

United Nations Denounces Vatican On Sex Abuse

Human rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.

02/05/2014

A man walks amid debris following an air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace Talks

United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.

02/01/2014

A rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Allepo. (MOHAMMED WESAM/AFP/Getty Images)

500 Reported Killed In Rebel Infighting In Syria

Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.

01/11/2014

The United Nations is increasing its presence in South Sudan as tensions and violence escalate. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Investigators Find Mass Graves In South Sudan

34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.

12/26/2013

A petition launched by an online U.S. rights group has collected more than 103,000 signatures backing convicted leaker Bradley Manning’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Petition Passes 100K Signatures Backing Bradley Manning Nobel Prize Nomination

A petition launched by an online U.S. rights group has collected more than 103,000 signatures backing convicted leaker Bradley Manning’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

08/12/2013

Chen Guangcheng, Chinese human rights activist, speaks during an interview with AFP on April 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Brother Of Chinese Activist Who Fled To US Beaten

The oldest brother of a Chinese activist who fled house arrest and later settled in the U.S. said he was beaten up Thursday by unidentified men, part of an uptick in harassment possibly linked to the activist’s plans to visit Taiwan.

05/09/2013

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