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  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, said the GOP should work to repeal the Affordable Care Act "step by step," saying the speed of the changes will depend on how large the Republican majority is in the House. Others still argue for a full repeal of the presidents signature health law. (Associated Press Photographs)

    PHILLIPS: Senator Amnesty doubles down on stupid

    Sen. Lamar Alexander voted along with a lot of other senators for the so-called "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill. Given how red Tennessee is and given how unpopular amnesty is among the Republican base, a sane candidate would be distancing himself from that vote. Not Mr. Alexander.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo, Dr. Darwish Khan examines two year-old Syrian refugee Mohammed al-Omar at a medical clinic in the town of Kab Elias in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. International watchdog, London-based Amnesty International, says Syrian refugees in Lebanon are going without treatment for chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer because of a shortfall in funding to provide them with medical care in a report released Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Amnesty said the over 1 million Syrian refugees have overwhelmed resources in neighboring Lebanon. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

    Watchdog: Syrians lack medical care in Lebanon

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialized medical care such as dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their lives to return to their war-ravaged country for health care, according to a report by Amnesty International released Wednesday.

  • Campaign signs for Speaker John Boehner and one of his opponents, J.D. Winteregg, are posted on a road leading to a polling location, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in West Chester, Ohio. Statewide a number of incumbent Republican lawmakers in Ohio face challengers in Tuesday's primary as they try to keep their seats this fall in the Statehouse and the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    HUMPHRIES: Riding the bullet train to Amnestyville

    Amnesty, or a special “Pathway To Citizenship” which circumvents the normal immigration process, will not solve the major issues facing our country today.

  • A protester burns tires on the street during a protest against President Michel Martelly's government in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday April 15, 2014. Those demonstrating called for the resignation of  Martelly.( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened

    A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.

  • ** FILE ** In this Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures as he speaks during an interview with a Russian newspaper in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

    Amnesty International says Syria guilty of war crimes for food blockade

    Syrian government authorities committed war crimes when they ordered the blockade of a neighborhood in Damascus, starving civilians who were trapped inside, Amnesty International accused.

  • FILE -- In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, released by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), shows residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria. In one besieged neighborhood after another, weary rebels have turned over their weapons to the Syrian government in exchange for an easing of suffocating blockades that have prevented food, medicine and other staples from reaching civilians trapped inside. The government touts the truces as part of its program of “national reconciliation” to end Syria’s crisis, which has killed more than 140,000 people since March 2011. (AP Photo/UNRWA, File)

    DO NOT USE: Syria using starvation as 'weapon of war,' says NGO

    Syrian military forces are using starvation as a weapon of war after blockading a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, Amnesty International said Monday.

  • Marabou Husein Aba Ali reads prayers at the mosque at PK12, the last checkpoint at the exit of the town, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014, where he and 3500 other Muslims have sought refuge from sectarian violence, awaiting for transport from Bangui, Central African Republic, to neighboring Chad. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Amnesty, UN: CAR Muslim exodus 'ethnic cleansing'

    The exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to "ethnic cleansing," a top U.N. official and Amnesty International said Wednesday. The rights group warned that the sectarian bloodshed now underway despite the presence of thousands of peacekeepers is a "tragedy of historic proportions."

  • Bono will present Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Amnesty International's highest honor next month when she visits Dublin a day after she collects her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. (Associated Press)

    Bono to present Amnesty award to Suu Kyi

    Bono will present Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Amnesty International's highest honor when she visits Dublin next month as part of her first international tour in 24 years, the U2 singer and other organizers of an Irish tribute concert announced Wednesday.

  • Bono to present Amnesty award to Suu Kyi in Dublin

    Bono will present Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Amnesty International's highest honor when she visits Dublin next month as part of her first international tour in 24 years, the U2 singer and other organizers of an Irish tribute concert announced Wednesday.

  • Report says anti-Muslim bias fueled European bylaws on veils

    European laws on what girls and women wear on their heads are encouraging discrimination against Muslims and against a religion that has been part of Europe's fabric for centuries, Amnesty International says in a new report.

  • In this video grab photo released Oct. 4, 2011, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, A woman claiming that she is Zainab al-Hosni who the Human rights groups, including Amnesty International, and Syrian activists reported last month that was found dead and mutilated after she was detained in her hometown of Homs, shows her ID card during an interview with the Syrian state television, in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

    Syrian TV interviews woman reported killed

    A woman appeared on Syrian state television Wednesday claiming that she is the young Syrian who was widely reported to have been beheaded and mutilated by security agents while in custody last month. The station said the interview was intended to discredit foreign "media fabrications."

  • After leak, Amnesty's website cut off in Saudi

    Amnesty International's website became inaccessible in Saudi Arabia on Monday, just three days after the rights group published a leaked copy of the kingdom's controversial new anti-terrorism draft law.

  • WHO criticizes Amnesty report into NKorea health

    The World Health Organization found itself Friday in the strange position of defending North Korea's health care system from an Amnesty International report, three months after WHO's director described medicine in the totalitarian state as the envy of the developing world.

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