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Freedom of the Press

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  • Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry

    Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut. Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
  • GM to face daily fines over late response to regulators' questions

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors Co. $7,000 per day until it responds to all questions the agency submitted to it last month regarding an ignition switch defect. NHTSA said Tuesday it would levy the fine after...
  • Nelson Mandela, South African crusader for racial equality, dies at 95

    Nelson Mandela, South African crusader for racial equality, dies at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, South Africa's beloved first black president and anti-apartheid hero, has died after suffering recurring lung infections that were the legacy of tuberculosis contracted in prison during his long fight...
  • Stripping Of Detroit Pension Rights Bad Omen

    The latest news out of Detroit isn't good. To get its fresh start, this once great but now bankrupt city is going to stick it to municipal employees and retirees. City retirees there haven't enjoyed exactly lavish pensions, but what they had was...
  • Porn performer tests positive for HIV, filming moratorium sought

    Porn performer tests positive for HIV, filming moratorium sought
    Word of a porn performer’s HIV-positive results Friday prompted an industry group to call for a moratorium on filming and further fueled the debate over condom use in the industry. The moratorium would be the third such shutdown this year. “...
  • Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection

    Local author Madison Smartt Bell releases third short story collection
    The author Madison Smartt Bell's 16th work of fiction, a book of short stories called "Zig Zag Wanderer" is guaranteed to make the author absolutely no money whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Not one blessed penny. And he wouldn't have it any other way....
  • Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice

    Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice
    Hieu Nguyen and fellow protesters stood on the sidewalk holding signs and waving an enormous rainbow flag as the traditional Vietnamese parade passed them by. Barred from the Lunar New Year's event — and largely ignored in their own community...
  • Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

    Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped
    BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday. Also Tuesday,...
  • Katie Couric backs off from her anti-vaccine show--but not enough

    Katie Couric backs off from her anti-vaccine show--but not enough
    Having taken a fair amount of heat from the science-based community for her recent show promoting scare stories about an important immunological vaccine, Katie Couric has backed off.  In a piece appearing Tuesday in the Huffington Post, the TV host...
  • Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade

    Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade
    Vietnamese American activists say they will ask Westminster officials to block organizers from staging the colorful Tet parade because they refuse to allow gays to participate in the Lunar New Year event. Parade organizers barred LGBT individuals from...
  • 'Tis the season to give away books around the city

    'Tis the season: the season of lights and decorations, the season of too much food, too much drink, too much hustle bustle, too much, too much.  'Tis also the season of giving: giving donations and time to favorite charities, giving gifts to family,...