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  • Supreme Court faced gay rights decision in 1958 over 'obscene' magazine

    The road to gay rights at the U.S. Supreme Court began not in San Francisco or New York, but in a small downtown Los Angeles office, where volunteer writers and editors in 1953 launched a new "magazine for homosexuals." ONE, as it was called, offered...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s children in court over his Bible, Nobel Prize

    An ugly family battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize medal is to play out in an Atlanta courtroom this week. As "Selma" — the movie featuring the legendary civil rights leader's life — earns...
  • Colorado jazz singer hits the right notes, even though she can't hear them

    Colorado jazz singer hits the right notes, even though she can't hear them
    The Saturday night crowd at Dazzle is overflowing and noisy. The pretty young woman, who looks barely out of her teens, takes the stage at the local jazz hot spot and begins to sing. That's when the magic happens. From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames...
  • It's his place to keep Oregon's offense on pace

    It's his place to keep Oregon's offense on pace
    The running back gives a little wiggle, then lowers his shoulder to break free and scamper downfield. A roar fills the stadium as the remaining defender gives chase. It is a footrace, a test of speed and will, man against man. But the players are not...
  • Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths

    Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
    Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown. She calls them her girls. When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
  • Los Alamos lab contractor loses $57 million over nuclear waste accident

    The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely due to a costly nuclear waste accident last year. The contractor, Los Alamos National Security, saw its...
  • Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit

    Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit
    Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines. Speaking...
  • New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections

    New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections
    Erika Christensen approached a stranger, put her hand out in greeting and uttered the words that are music to many a man's ears. "Are you single?" It's a question that Christensen fears is rarely asked in these days of online dating as face-to-face...
  • Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents

    Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents
    For the second day, a flurry of tiny earthquakes rattled northern Texas, prompting calls to police, public service announcements of safety tips and tongue-in-cheek photos of fallen water bottles. The quakes, which would hardly raise an eyebrow in...
  • President Obama pitches free community college plan at Tennessee school

    President Obama traveled to this Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the middle class. In...
  • Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case

    Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case
    Seven Orthodox Jewish groups, a Muslim civil rights organization and a public interest law firm supporting religious freedom filed briefs this week with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch...