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Freedom of the Press

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  • Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name

    Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly. The Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday urging the National Football League to pressure the team's owner,...
  • Court upholds meat labeling law; consumers will know its origin

    Court upholds meat labeling law; consumers will know its origin
    A federal law requiring meatpackers and processors to list where livestock was born, raised and slaughtered survived another legal challenge from the meat industry. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the labeling law did not...
  • Ex-Bucks teacher can't sue over blog, judge says

    A former Bucks County high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students as "frightfully dim," "utterly loathsome," and "whiny" in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled....
  • Austin Jackson receives emotional send-off in Tigers' 7-4 loss to White Sox

    DETROIT That was one wild scene in the seventh inning Thursday at Comerica Park, even before Austin Jackson's career with the Detroit Tigers came to an end by him being pulled from centerfield in the middle of an at-bat. Jackson and left-handed pitcher...
  • In Africa policy, let freedom ring

     In Africa policy, let freedom ring
    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Barack Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues too. That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on...
  • Tigers jump out to early lead en route to 7-2 victory over White Sox

    DETROIT The Detroit Tigers' aggressive approach at the plate against White Sox starter Hector Noesi paid off in a six-run first inning. The Tigers had combined to score six runs over a four-game losing streak entering Wednesday's game against the White...
  • Budding execs help local businesses, get Volts from GM

    Even sweet potatoes need a business plan. For Detroit entrepreneur Charice Thomas co-owner of Sweet Potato Sensations products weren't a problem. The shop sells a variety of sweet potato-flavored items, including pies, candies, chicken and waffles....
  • Venezuela's Telesur television goes bilingual with English programming

    BOGOTA, Colombia When news spread this month that Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban leader Raul Castro, was on a doomed Air Algerie flight in Mali, she called Venezuela-based Telesur television to explain that she was "alive and kicking." Over the...
  • Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]

    Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]
    Your recent articles, "Reshaped Baltimore County library board" (July 11) and "Balto. Co. police should not have contacted Dundalk activists, chief says" (July 28), seem to be spot-on regarding the limited amount of free speech and expression that are...
  • Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land

    Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land
    Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...
  • Tigers' Reed charged with sexual assault

    The Sports Xchange Tigers' Reed charged with sexual assault Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman at a Detroit hotel in March. Reed allegedly sexually assaulted an "incapacitated" woman...