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Elie Wiesel On Holocaust Remembrance (VIDEO)

Elie Wiesel On Holocaust Remembrance (VIDEO)

Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and author of more than 50 books. He is most famous for Night, the autobiographical story of his experiences in the German concentration camps during World War II. In addition to writing, he has dedicated …

Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi: Sanctions Okay, Nuke Program Is ‘Propaganda’

Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi: Sanctions Okay, Nuke Program Is ‘Propaganda’

WASHINGTON — Iran’s leading human rights activist and its only Nobel Peace Prize winner softened her stance against economic sanctions aimed at the Islamist state — even as she abandoned her defense of its nuclear program.Shirin Ebadi, a…

Florence Welch’s Eye-Catching Indie Style (PHOTOS, POLL)

Florence Welch’s Eye-Catching Indie Style (PHOTOS, POLL)

British singer Florence Welch of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine is certainly one to keep an eye on. Her hit song “Dog Days are Over” catapulted her to stardom, as it earned her a VMA and Grammy nod, and she even performed at th…

Martin Luther King Day: Human Rights Leaders Around The World (PHOTOS)

Martin Luther King Day: Human Rights Leaders Around The World (PHOTOS)

Monday marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 81st birthday, and though the civil rights icon’s legacy is hard to match, he’d likely be honored to find his message carried forth by some of these truly incredible human right…

Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony: China Among 19 Countries To Turn Down Invitation

Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony: China Among 19 Countries To Turn Down Invitation

OSLO, Norway — China and 18 other countries will not attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, officials said, an announcement that comes after a Chinese campaign to dissuade diplomats from showing up…