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  • Crimea's parliament declares independence, moves to make it real

    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – The Crimean parliament on Monday declared the region independent of Ukraine, a first step toward the goal backed by 96% of voters during a weekend referendum: becoming part of Russia. The peninsula's pro-Moscow parliament...
  • Putin declares Crimea independent state after vote to leave Ukraine

    Putin declares Crimea independent state after vote to leave Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree recognizing Crimea as a "sovereign and independent government" following a controversial vote on the Russian-occupied peninsula to secede from Ukraine, the Kremlin news service announced late Monday....
  • U.S. must be ready to impose additional sanctions on Russia

    When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....
  • Russians take Ukraine's last land base in Crimea amid evacuation talks

    Russians take Ukraine's last land base in Crimea amid evacuation talks
    MOSCOW -- Russian troops stormed and captured the Ukrainian military’s last remaining land base in Crimea on Monday, a Ukrainian official said. The Russian commandos, backed by two helicopters and three armored personnel vehicles, attacked a...
  • Ukraine will never accept Crimea's annexation to Russia, official says

    Ukraine will never accept Crimea's annexation to Russia, official says
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Ukraine will never recognize the results of the weekend referendum that favored Crimea’s secession and it will never accept the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said Tuesday....
  • If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?

    If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?
    In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...
  • Why gay marriage question still matters in the GOP race for governor

     
    Practically speaking, Bruce Rauner is correct when he answers "doesn't matter" when asked for his views on same-sex marriage. He's one of four candidates for governor in next month's Republican primary, and there's a better chance that the state Capitol.....
  • Film Review: 'The New Black'

    Laid-back yet incisive, "The New Black" examines the complexity of black attitudes toward same-sex marriage, which the mainstream media tend to oversimplify as church-dominated and uniformly negative. Focusing on a 2012 Maryland referendum that sought...
  • Measure to block transgender student law fails to make ballot

    Measure to block transgender student law fails to make ballot
    SACRAMENTO -- A measure to block California's transgender students rights law failed to qualify for the November ballot Monday, according to the secretary of state's office. The referendum would have repealed a law passed last year that requires...
  • Fugitive Ukrainian President Yanukovich takes refuge with Russians

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Yanukovich takes refuge with Russians
    MOSCOW -- Ukraine's fugitive former president, Viktor Yanukovich, announced Thursday that he has turned to Russia for protection out of concern for his personal security and declared in a statement carried by Kremlin-influenced media that he remains the...
  • Mohegan's $1.3 Billion Casino Plan Goes To Vote In Revere, Mass.

    Mohegan's $1.3 Billion Casino Plan Goes To Vote In Revere, Mass.
    REVERE, Mass. — Voters in this working-class city on Boston's North Shore — with its long history of gambling on greyhounds and horse racing — will decide Tuesday whether to allow Mohegan Sun to build a $1.3 billion casino at the Suffolk...