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  • Obama's standing among voters is hurting Democrats, poll finds

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is dragging down his party and hurting the prospects of fellow Democrats as they head into midterm elections that will determine who controls Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Obama is beset by problems...
  • Ban on gay blood donors is a civil rights issue, activists say

    Ban on gay blood donors is a civil rights issue, activists say
    When Ryan James Yezak's workplace hosted a blood drive a few years back, he told his boss he would be happy to donate. Then the West Hollywood resident found out that as a gay man, he was banned for life from giving blood under a federal regulation...
  • Senate votes to allow new challenges to L.A. County board districts

    Senate votes to allow new challenges to L.A. County board districts
    The state Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would allow minority groups to file legal challenges to the way Los Angeles County and other jurisdictions draw districts for elected officials. The bill, which goes to Gov....
  • High Ideals and Partisan Politics Mix In Amendment Issue

    High Ideals and Partisan Politics Mix In Amendment Issue
    HARTFORD — When Connecticut voters get ready to cast their ballots this November, they will be asked to decide an issue that combines high-minded ideals with down-and-dirty political calculation. At stake is a proposed amendment to the state...
  • Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida

    Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida
    Four Florida judges have declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in the past month. And in the coming days, more Florida courts — in Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach — are expected to weigh in on the same issue. Why...
  • Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people

    Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people
    In Orlando, it's now against the law to discriminate against transgender people because they identify as members of the opposite sex. The City Council granted final approval Monday to a measure that extends Orlando's existing anti-discrimination...
  • Film Review: 'The Iron Ministry'

    For those absolutely convinced of the genius of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's "Leviathan," along comes J.P. Sniadecki ("People's Park") with his sensory documentary "The Iron Ministry." Sniadecki, co-director with Paravel on "Foreign Parts"...
  • Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future

     Minorities likely to define Central Florida's future
    Look into the face of Central Florida's future. His hair is as black and shiny as a polished shoe. He has chocolate-brown eyes. He is 2 days old, his name is Jayson Mendez, and he's the second child of his Hispanic mother. He joins a generation that will...
  • Cumulative voting is designed to protect minority owners

    Question: We recently bought a home in a large development with a homeowner association and are new to the concept of boards and this type of living environment. We're told the same directors have been on the board and controlling the association for over...
  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...
  • With Islamic State on march, Lebanon's Christians must agree on president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - With minorities facing death and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Lebanon's Christians must lay aside their rivalries and agree on who should fill the vacant presidency, a leading Druze politician has...