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  • Bipartisan privacy board hears conflicting reports on NSA programs

    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan board charged with protecting privacy and civil liberties heard a conflicting account Tuesday of how a national security program¬†that seeks to monitor foreign terrorists ended up collecting the phone records of most Americans.
  • DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund

    DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund
    NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie"  Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...

    James Tolbert dies at 86; lawyer pressed Hollywood on civil rights

    In a Hollywood auditorium, James L. Tolbert tried to induce a room packed with broadcasting and advertising executives to essentially join the civil rights movement in 1963 by pointing out the obvious. "We Negroes watch 'Bonanza' and buy Chevrolets....

    Bob Filner case shows we still have much work to do on harassment

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is about to wrap up his two-week treatment for sexually aggressive behavior. That's one day for each of the 14 women who have publicly accused Filner of accosting them or making unwanted advances. I could run down details...