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  • Florida's ban on same-sex marriage expires Jan. 6 � or not

    MIAMI Facing an apparent Jan. 6 deadline to start marrying same-sex couples in Florida, county clerks throughout the state have gotten mixed messages about whether they need to obey a federal judge's ruling that the state gay-marriage ban is...
  • Missouri 'journey for justice' march ends at governor's mansion

    Missouri 'journey for justice' march ends at governor's mansion
    Activists protesting police treatment of black Americans concluded a 120-mile march from Ferguson, Missouri, to the Missouri governor's mansion on Friday, ending a "journey for justice" tied to the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. More than...
  • Discrimination claims against DuPage sheriff's office rejected

     Discrimination claims against DuPage sheriff's office rejected
    The DuPage County Sheriff's Office has prevailed in a federal gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former deputy, according to State's Attorney Robert Berlin. The jury hearing the lawsuit filed by Susan Kuttner found in favor of the department...
  • New U.S. racial profiling standards, not yet released, disappoint some

    Recalling his own encounters with police as a young black man, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has struggled for five years to toughen limits on racial profiling by law enforcement agencies. Now, weeks from retirement as the nation's top law enforcement...
  • Jerry Large: Yes, nationwide protests really mean something

    Mass urban protests have always been a necessary part of American democracy, giving people who are marginalized a voice and a way to exert influence they wouldn't otherwise have. We've been seeing more of them in recent years because more people...
  • Gay music director files complaint over firing by Catholics

     Gay music director files complaint over firing by Catholics
    A music director fired from his job at a northwest suburban Catholic church after he got engaged to his male partner filed a federal discrimination complaint Thursday. Colin Collette worked at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness for 17 years...
  • Those practical chauvinists from Harvard

    Those practical chauvinists from Harvard
    Most men aspire to be egalitarian. They really do. It's just that life — by which I mean employers, social pressures and tax policy — gets in the way. Harvard Business School recently released some heavily dissected survey data on the...
  • Justice Dept. finds Cleveland police use excessive force

    Justice Dept. finds Cleveland police use excessive force
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department has found a pattern or practice of "unreasonable and unnecessary use of force" by the Cleveland Police Department, and it comes at a moment of heightened national scrutiny of...
  • Judge releases limited details about NYC chokehold grand jury

    Judge releases limited details about NYC chokehold grand jury
    The New York grand jury that decided not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man heard testimony from 50 witnesses and considered 60 exhibits including four videos, a state judge said on Thursday. The details...
  • At long last, gay marriages may start soon

    At long last,  gay marriages  may start soon
    Are we there yet? It's the lament after a long, laborious trip. And it has been such a long trip for gay-marriage rights in Florida. But yes, finally, it appears we are there. Thankfully. At last. It has been bitter. It has been costly. And it has...
  • Officer in fatal Ferguson shooting resigned without severance

    FERGUSON, Mo — The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday. The officer,...