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  • Ex-Terps player Billy Jones reflects on breaking ACC's color barrier in basketball

    Ex-Terps player Billy Jones reflects on breaking ACC's color barrier in basketball
    On occasion, Billy Jones' granddaughter reminds him of what he'd as soon forget. "Pop-Pop, you are old," Cleo Pounds will say. That's Jones' cue to dig out his scrapbooks, curl up on the sofa and regale the 8-year-old with sporting tales of yore —...
  • Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay bias case

    Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay bias case
    WASHINGTON -- In a victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a New Mexico photographer who claimed a free-speech right to refuse to shoot a wedding album for a same-sex couple. The photographer was charged with...
  • Calling all pagans

    Somewhere between these two quotes lies the future: "And I would like to emphasize that nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change." "The Judeo-Christian worldview is that man is at the center of the universe; nature...
  • Thought Police Tackle Climate, Gay Marriage

    Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that...
  • Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration

     Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration
    Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
  • Banning the box [Editorial]

    Banning the box  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore City Council's expected approval next week of a bill that would ban employers from asking about a job applicant's criminal record before conducting an initial interview could greatly benefit efforts to reduce unemployment in the city if it...
  • Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief

    Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief
    His first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to veterans previously overlooked

    Obama awards Medal of Honor to veterans previously overlooked
    WASHINGTON — It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at a somber and tearful White...
  • When a job ad suggests only young workers need apply

    DEAR JOYCE: As a mid-lifer job hunter, I applied for a position described in a recruitment ad that seemed perfect for my talents and experience. After no response and two failed attempts to follow up, in rereading the ad, it hit me: "We seek...
  • What are reasonable rules for tenants with children?

    What are reasonable rules for tenants with children?
    Question: I just took over the property management job for a 100-unit multistory apartment complex. The previous property manager let the tenants run wild here, and the owner has asked me to shape things up. There are children running all over the place...
  • China's women begin to confront blatant workplace bias

    China's women begin to confront blatant workplace bias
    BEIJING— Fresh out of college and facing a mountain of debt, the 21-year-old woman was searching online for jobs when she hit upon a listing that sounded perfect: administrative assistant at a tutoring school in Beijing. She sent in her resume, then...