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Freedom of the Press

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  • Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives

    WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers. These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
  • Twitter madness: Record usage reported after Turkey blocks access

    In case there were any doubts about Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slide into authoritarianism, they disappeared in one fell tweet Thursday when the government blocked access to the Twitter social media site. Though in the end, the move may...
  • Sinclair Broadcast could be forced to sell assets, revise acquisitions under proposed FCC rules

    Sinclair Broadcast could be forced to sell assets, revise acquisitions under proposed FCC rules
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is one of several large broadcasters that could be forced to sell television stations or other assets or rethink future acquisitions under new media ownership rules the Federal Communications Commission is set to consider...
  • Taiwanese students protest trade pact with mainland China

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy. Government officials have pledged...
  • McDaniel fraternity, sorority under investigation for 'CMT versus BET' party

    McDaniel fraternity, sorority under investigation for 'CMT versus BET' party
    A fraternity and a sorority chapter at McDaniel College are under investigation after being accused of holding a party with a "CMT versus BET" theme. The off-campus house party, with its theme an apparent riff on the channels Country Music Television...
  • Elmore Leonard's library, furniture to be sold in estate sale

    What’s left behind when a writer dies? Well, his furniture, of course. The ottoman where he rested his feet after a day’s work. The big chair where he sat to read, the lamp nearby. And, of course, his books. Elmore Leonard, the great crime...
  • In Theory: Is 'radicalization' child abuse?

    The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes. Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...
  • Court upholds Muslim students' convictions

    A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally interrupting an ambassador's speech at UC Irvine. An attorney representing some of the so-called "Irvine 11," however,...
  • Volusia Christian biker wants freedom to wear motorcycle club patches

    Volusia Christian biker wants freedom to wear motorcycle club patches
    DAYTONA BEACH — As thousands of bikers from across the country descend on this beach town, many will come wearing leather vests covered with patches, or "colors," proclaiming their allegiance to everything from veterans' organizations to religions...
  • William Clay Ford dies at 88; auto company scion owned Detroit Lions

    William Clay Ford, a billionaire who owned the Detroit Lions and was an heir to the automotive dynasty started by his grandfather Henry Ford, died Sunday at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He was 88. The cause of death was pneumonia, according to a...