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  • Halted Figueroa bike lane project riles cycling activists

    Halted Figueroa bike lane project riles cycling activists
    More than 200 miles of Los Angeles streets have been remade in the last five years, with city officials adding bike lanes where the car alone had long been king. In many cases, making room for cyclists has meant reducing the space for motorists, causing...
  • Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening

    Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening
    Close to a hundred protesters descended on Hobby Lobby in Burbank Monday, chanting and waving posters, crafting IUDs out of colorful pipe cleaners, and handing out coupons and gift cards to competing craft stores to protest a recent U.S. Supreme Court...
  • New flood of immigrants unsettles some U.S. towns

    New flood of immigrants unsettles some U.S. towns
    A day earlier, angry protesters had blocked buses carrying immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility here. On Wednesday, while the rancor in Murrieta had eased, some remained adamant that they would fight any attempts to...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
  • Lollar woos Republicans by appealing to Democrats

    Lollar woos Republicans by appealing to Democrats
    Fourth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. Charles Lollar was at it again last week, the only Republican on stage with the three Democrats running for governor, wooing a crowd largely unable to cast a vote in the fast-approaching GOP...
  • Brazil protest gains supporters after police crackdown

    Brazil protest gains supporters after police crackdown
    A police crackdown in the northeastern Brazil city of Recife has generated support for protesters occupying land in a historic area to try to stop a high-rise development project. Many people, including rights activists, said police used excessive force...
  • Supreme Court puts anti-abortion speech above abortion patient safety

    You probably have to spend some time in front of an abortion clinic to really get a sense of the tension and passion at play between anti-abortion protesters who masquerade as “sidewalk counselors” and the women with unwanted pregnancies who...
  • Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling

     Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling
    Local abortion protesters hailed Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling banning buffer zones around abortion clinics as a victory for pro-lifers and free speech. The unanimous decision overturned a Massachusetts law banning protests within 35 feet of...
  • Even in a 9-0 ruling, abortion counseling divides the Supreme Court

    Even in a 9-0 ruling, abortion counseling divides the Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refined the First Amendment rights of abortion opponents who want to talk with prospective patients outside abortion clinics. In a 9-0 ruling, the court gave new guidelines to states and cities, Chicago included, that...
  • Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China

    Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China
    More than 780,000 votes were cast by Sunday, the final day of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by local and mainland Chinese authorities. Hong Kong, a free-wheeling,...