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  • Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing

    Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing
    Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school received lowered performance ratings and were targeted for firing by their principal, according to a lawsuit the U.S. government filed Tuesday against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago...
  • Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients

    Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients
    Health officials in Maryland are moving for the first time to provide transition-related health care coverage to low-income transgender residents who receive Medicaid in the state. "We are in the process of submitting state regulations and will seek...
  • Olympic officials take first step in reforms

    Olympic officials take first step in reforms
    International Olympic Committee members began a much-anticipated meeting Monday by adopting the first portion of a historic reform package. “The Olympic Agenda 2020 is like a jigsaw puzzle,” IOC President Thomas Bach said at the start of the...
  • Newport company settles federal discrimination lawsuit

    A Newport Beach-based company that runs 18 assisted-living facilities across the state has settled a federal lawsuit that alleged the firm discriminated against foreign-born employees and job applicants, the U.S. Justice Department said. Generations...
  • Don't hand the bigots another victory

    Don't hand the bigots another victory
    For more than three decades, white supremacist and former Klansman Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. wore his hatred on his sleeve — sometimes literally. But now that he has traded his swastikas and Klan regalia for an orange prison jumpsuit, one would...
  • Engage in conversation about state of America

    Engage in conversation about state of America
    I am saddened by events of the past 90 days. In the year of 2014 and a black president, the need to have "the conversation" about discrimination continues. Although de jure and de facto discrimination existed before the Civil Rights Act, de jure...
  • Gloucester schools face challenge with proposed transgender restroom policy

    Gloucester schools face challenge with proposed transgender restroom policy
    Gavin Grimm was admittedly an angry child full of mixed emotions, desperately trying to fit in but always coming up short. "I love science and I used to tell people I was a failed science experiment," the 15-year-old Gloucester High School sophomore...
  • Fire chief returns to BWI airport job after discrimination ruling

    Fire chief returns to BWI airport job after discrimination ruling
    A black deputy fire chief whose termination from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was overturned on the grounds of racial discrimination last month will return to his post Wednesday, according to his attorney. Gregory Lawrence, the first African American...
  • Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case

    Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case
    Baltimore County may have to pay more than $19 million back to thousands of retirees and employees who for years contributed to a pension system that courts have ruled discriminated against beneficiaries on the basis of age. The U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Repairing the world, one kidney at a time

    Repairing the world, one kidney at a time
    No one hearing the news today can doubt that our country is suffering from great division on racial issues. How can we as a nation heal from these divisions and work toward greater justice and peace? One way forward is to value the life of another as...
  • Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial

    Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial
    When Rick Scott was asked during one of this fall's gubernatorial debates about his support for Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, "I clearly don't believe in any discrimination." It's not critical for Scott to flip his position on the ban...