Monday, July 12, 1999

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  • Anti-Milosevic Movement in Yugoslavia

    Heavily armed Italian KFOR troops broke into two buildings Sunday they suspected of being prisons run by the Kosovo Liberation Army, but found no evidence the buildings were being used as jails.

  • Iranian Police Crack Down On Thousands of Students

    Thousands of Iranian students took to the streets of Tehran yesterday, demanding the execution of a police chief, who reports to Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini, after the police conducted a bloody crackdown against pro-democracy students last week.

  • Crimes in the Name of God

    Civil rights groups are converging on the White House for a summit on hate crimes to plot strategy and press for legislation expanding federal hate crimes law. Bills introduced in Congress would give the government a stronger hand in investigating and prosecuting acts of hatred motivated by sexual orientation, gender and disability.

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