Galaxy discovered, Yemenis protest, Uganda rights activist slain
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International news: Arab protests
Following the protests in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon, Yemenis joined in anti-government protests Thursday.
International news: Uganda slaying
A gay rights activist whose photograph appeared in a newspaper under the headline "Hang them" was beaten to death in his home. David Kato was one of the most visible defenders of gay rights in Uganda, a country that is becoming increasingly anti-gay. The police said they believe it was a robbery, but gay activists believe it was a result of the homophobia in the country.
National news: Brisenia Flores trial
With all the national attention focused on the killing of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Davis in Arizona, another 9-year-old's death has gone relatively unnoticed. At the trial for the murder of Brisenia Flores, underway in Tucson now, her mother told the jury how the girl begged for her life before being shot at point-blank range. Prosecutors allege that the accused Shawna Forde partnered with drug dealers in southern Arizona to help fund her border vigilante group, Minutemen American Defense. She and two accomplices are accused of bursting into the Floreses' house to rob them, but her attorneys contend Forde was never there.
National news: Photography protection
The New York Times' lens blog has a handy cutout for any photographer who feels the need to take a picture of government property. Police notoriously shoo photographers away from federal buildings, but a civil liberties group has released a federal waiver to show police in case of future harassment.
It says: "Officers should not seize the camera or its contents, and must be cautious not to give such 'orders' to a photographer to erase the contents of a camera, as this constitutes a seizure or detention."
National news: Rabbis' Wall Street Journal ad calls out Fox News
A full page ad in Thursday's Wall Street Journal demanded that the Fox News network stop using references to Nazis and the Holocaust.
| January 27, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
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