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John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet

John Perry Barlow, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet

John Perry Barlow during a forum on the internet’s impact on society, held at New York University in 2014.
Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

James Alex Fields Jr. drove a car into a crowd of people during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August.
Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

James Alex Fields Jr. drove a car into a crowd of people during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Wants British Libel Laws. America Does Not.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Wants British Libel Laws. America Does Not.

Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” went on sale at a bookshop in Liverpool, England, in January.
Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Demonstrators shouted slogans in support of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in São Paulo last month. The former Brazilian president is running again this year.
Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Demonstrators shouted slogans in support of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in São Paulo last month. The former Brazilian president is running again this year.
When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

The Lebanese comedian Hicham Haddad faces charges over jokes made on his popular television show.
When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

The Lebanese comedian Hicham Haddad faces charges over jokes made on his popular television show.
Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Nabeel Rajab, right, in 2014. Over the past few years, he has been in and out of jail on a series of charges related to his criticism of the monarchy in Bahrain.
Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Nabeel Rajab, right, in 2014. Over the past few years, he has been in and out of jail on a series of charges related to his criticism of the monarchy in Bahrain.
Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Nabeel Rajab, right, in 2014. Over the past few years, he has been in and out of jail on a series of charges related to his criticism of the monarchy in Bahrain.
Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

“Contemporary Spanish Political Prisoners” by the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra. On Wednesday, it was ordered removed from an art fair in Madrid.
Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

“Contemporary Spanish Political Prisoners” by the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra. On Wednesday, it was ordered removed from an art fair in Madrid.
When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

The Lebanese comedian Hicham Haddad faces charges over jokes made on his popular television show.
A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power

A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power

Randy Clover leaving his home in Ava, Ill., to go to work at a state mental health facility in Chester. “The case was started by the governor to destroy unions,” said Mr. Clover, the president of a
A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power

A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power

Randy Clover leaving his home in Ava, Ill., to go to work at a state mental health facility in Chester. “The case was started by the governor to destroy unions,” said Mr. Clover, the president of a
Op-Ed Contributor: The Consequences of Judicial Activism on the Supreme Court

Op-Ed Contributor: The Consequences of Judicial Activism on the Supreme Court

A sign across from Chester Mental Health Center in Chester, Ill., where about 400 union workers are employed.
N.R.A. Logo? No. #MeToo Shirt? Maybe. Justices Weigh Political Apparel at Polls.

N.R.A. Logo? No. #MeToo Shirt? Maybe. Justices Weigh Political Apparel at Polls.

Andy Cilek, center, who wore a “Please I.D. Me” button to a polling site in Minnesota, outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
As Elections Near, Egypt Finds a New Target: Foreign News Media

As Elections Near, Egypt Finds a New Target: Foreign News Media

Egypt has escalated attacks on civil liberties before a presidential election, even though President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi faces no real opposition.