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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. The images were televised and captured in photographs: Police tear-gassed...

    Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality

    The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company — and she will have to wait until she's 50-years-old to...

    Ga. Senate OK's religious freedom bill feared by LGBT groups

    The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval Thursday to a contentious "religious freedom" bill — one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and...

    AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' famed ancient Nimrud archaeological site Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles,...