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  • Fair housing groups worry ruling erodes bias argument

    Fair housing groups 21 months ago hailed a rule finalized by the federal government that was intended to clarify federal fair housing protections that have been in place for more than 45 years. Now, those same groups worry that the codification of the...
  • The other thing the catcalling video shows: Our detachment issues

    If for some unfathomable reason you're not among the more than 30 million people who've already seen the “catcalling video” that started ricocheting through the zeitgeist last week, I'll give you a brief rundown. An actress named Shoshana...
  • Gloucester School Board discusses bathrooms for transgender students

    GLOUCESTER — The Gloucester School Board postponed any action Tuesday night on a policy that could require the school division to provide transgender students with alternative restroom facilities. More than 25 speakers voiced their concerns of...
  • Judges should be free to speak their minds

    We suffer from a naive conviction that judges are supposed to be completely objective. We somehow believe that they come to the bench to the antiseptic venue of a courtroom stripped of any biases, any prejudgments and any idiosyncratic views of how...
  • LGBT Floridians hope for progress despite election losses

    LGBT Floridians hope for progress despite election losses
    The 2014 election wasn't a good one for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. LGBT organizations supported Democrats Charlie Crist for governor and George Sheldon for attorney general, but both lost. So did state Rep. Joe Saunders,...
  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in...
  • Despite Obama outreach, Myanmar's transition to democracy remains troubled

    BEIJING Two years ago, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, hopeful that U.S. assistance to a budding Asian democracy would be one of his signature foreign policy achievements. On Wednesday, Obama will make a return...
  • Fort Lauderdale stung by homeless feeding fight

    Fort Lauderdale stung by homeless feeding fight
    Mayor Jack Seiler is telling anyone who will listen that the city doesn't deserve the bad rap it's getting for how it treats the homeless. Seiler's making his case while the national media focuses on Arnold Abbott, the 90-year-old widower who faces...
  • The election that might have been

    The election that might have been
    When it came to the U.S. Senate, Hampton Roads spoke with a strongly Democratic voice Tuesday. But in its congressional districts — considered among the most badly gerrymandered in the nation — not so much. The region went 54 percent to 46...
  • Many Latinos shun Obamacare for fear of getting relatives deported

    Many Latinos shun Obamacare for fear of getting relatives deported
    Lilian Saldana turned down Obamacare coverage once, and she might do it again. With sign-ups set to resume Saturday, the 23-year-old Covina resident and her younger sister are hesitant to enroll because their parents are immigrants who are not...
  • L.A. Archdiocese is steps ahead of Catholic debate over homosexuality

    L.A. Archdiocese is steps ahead of Catholic debate over homosexuality
    Tim Swift went to Catholic schools, attended a Jesuit university and sent his children to parochial schools. Now a lawyer in Santa Ana, Swift saw it as a progressive move when cardinals and bishops meeting in Rome last month issued a draft document that...