Tara Kola, 15, left, talks to By John Boudreau
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
her mother Vani Kola, as they
wait for a school bus for Tara's
international school in Bangalore,
India. The Kola family moved
from Saratoga to Bangalore,
India about two years ago.
Dai Sugano/San Jose Mercury News/MCT
BANGALORE, India — When 15-year-old Tara Kola talks about life in her new home, she sounds like an exile.
Two years after the pull of global economic opportunities lured her family from Saratoga, Calif., the teen feels trapped in a foreign land. To take one example, her school requires students to address instructors as "Sir" or "Miss," wear uniforms with ties (even the girls) — and a name tag.
"How many California schools make you wear a dog tag?" she asks.
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Guards escort a detainee to the
By Carol Rosenberg
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
medical facility in Camp in 2007.
Photo by Navy Petty Officer
2nd Class Michael Billings
Civil liberties lawyers launch a feet-to-the-fire campaign in Monday's editions of The New York Times, a powerful ad urging President-elect Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo prison camps and war court on inauguration day.
"On Day One, with the stroke of a pen, you can restore America's moral leadership in the World," says the full-page six-figure ad purchased by the American Civil Liberties Union. The Miami Herald got an exclusive sneak peek on Sunday.
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