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  • Same-sex couple marries in Nashville after ban overturned

    Nikki von Haeger and Lauren Mesnard became the first same-sex couple to marry in Nashville after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the state's gay marriage ban Friday. The Davidson County Clerk's Office began issuing marriage licenses around noon, and...
  • Obama urges reckoning on race, leads 'Amazing Grace' in Charleston eulogy

    Obama urges reckoning on race, leads 'Amazing Grace' in Charleston eulogy
    President Barack Obama used his eulogy for a slain pastor to deliver an unvarnished lecture on America's racial history Friday, and then boldly sang "Amazing Grace," a spiritual meant to summon hope in the darkest of times. Obama also called for gun...
  • Full text of Obama's eulogy in Charleston

    The White House released the following text of President Barack Obama's eulogy for The Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday. THE PRESIDENT: Giving all praise and honor to God. (Applause.) The Bible calls us to hope. To persevere, and have faith in...
  • Full text of President Obama's eulogy for Clementa Pinckney

    The White House released the following text of President Barack Obama's eulogy for The Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday. THE PRESIDENT: Giving all praise and honor to God. (Applause.) The Bible calls us to hope. To persevere, and have faith in things...
  • Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal

    Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal
    Several Illinois members of Congress were quick to herald the Supreme Court's decision on Friday making gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Criticism of the ruling was rare. Sen. Dick Durbin, the assistant Democratic leader in the Senate, sent out a...
  • Before Charleston attack, a long history of violence against black churches

    Before Charleston attack, a long history of violence against black churches
    For 90 years, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church stood as a place of worship in Greeleyville, S.C. On June 20, 1995, it was burned to the ground. Two young white men with suspected ties to the Ku Klux Klan were arrested in connection with the...
  • Supreme Court upholds far-reaching rules against racial discrimination in housing

    Supreme Court upholds far-reaching rules against racial discrimination in housing
    The Supreme Court on Thursday handed a rare victory to civil-rights advocates, endorsing a broad interpretation of a landmark 1960s-era law that forbids racial discrimination in housing. In a 5-4 decision that at times recalled the rhetoric of the...
  • City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland

    City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for Maryland to stop issuing specialty license plates with the Confederate flag, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has moved to rename the popular Robert E. Lee Park. The calls for change...
  • Battle flag controversy extends to statues

    WASHINGTON Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, declared shortly after secession in 1861 that the new nation's "corner-stone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man." Stephens is also one of...
  • South Carolina shooting victims honored at AME church on North Shore

    South Carolina shooting victims honored at AME church on North Shore
    Members of various faiths came together in the rain outside St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Glencoe this week for a prayer vigil to honor the lives lost in the South Carolina church shooting. "God cries, and we are here tonight...
  • Symbolic moves after massacre good, but not enough

    Symbolic moves after massacre good, but not enough
    It is remarkable — but also deeply troubling — that tragedy sometimes can accomplish what common sense and respectful dialogue cannot. The burst of social and political accord that has followed the horrific execution of the pastor and...