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  • Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue

    Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue
    James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half-century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him....
  • Florida may be first to achieve pay equality -- in two decades

    WASHINGTON — Florida is projected to become the first state in the nation to close the wage gap between men and women — but it will take more than two decades. The long-sought goal of equal pay for equal work won't be achieved until at least...
  • The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law

    The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law
    I have a few basic rules when it comes to laws. 1) If you have to emphatically reassure citizens that your law won’t result in discrimination, it might be a bad law. 2) If you speak out proudly about the importance of your law and it garners...
  • Walk in park raises money to fight AIDS

    Walk in park raises money to fight AIDS
    If he hadn't been wearing a T-shirt that said "I may have AIDS, but AIDS doesn't have me," only his closest friends would have known that Michael Pinto was infected with the potentially deadly virus. That's the point. "I try to live as normal a life...
  • Newsmaker: Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, co-editor of 'State of the Valley' report

    Newsmaker: Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, co-editor of 'State of the Valley' report
    Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, an associate professor of political science at Muhlenberg College, co-edited the seventh annual "State of the Lehigh Valley" report, which the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium released this month. The consortium, a group of...
  • He said Yes! What happens when the woman proposes

    He said Yes! What happens when the woman proposes
    On Oct. 15, 1839, Queen Victoria summoned her cousin, Prince Albert, to a private room. According to her diaries, after talking for a few minutes, she revealed the purpose behind the meeting: She proposed marriage. As the queen of England, custom and...
  • Guest column: Words 'religious freedom' used as weapons

    Guest column: Words 'religious freedom' used as weapons
    Unusual, but I want to start by talking about guns. Each day in the Senate, I know that a few of my colleagues are sporting holstered guns under their suit jackets. I am not afraid of them. I know and trust them: they would never use their guns for...
  • Looking Out: Amid 'wave' of anti-LGBT efforts nationwide, Maryland stands apart

    Looking Out: Amid 'wave' of anti-LGBT efforts nationwide, Maryland stands apart
    Advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say they are waging battles against a "wave" of anti-LGBT legislation in states across the country, from Maine to Texas to Nevada. Meanwhile in Maryland, they're cheering new progress in...
  • France calls for Islamic State to be referred to ICC

    The U.N. human rights chief told the Security Council on Friday that in a "most terrible irony," the Islamic State group may be more accepting of the ethnic diversity of its members than some states are about ethnic differences among their own citizens....
  • Riot Grrrls stake a new space in 'Alien She'

    Riot Grrrls stake a new space in 'Alien She'
    The lesbian feminist sasquatches conspire in a far corner of the room. Some crouch and sniff, others tower on massive feet, their stout legs covered with thick fur. Made from thrift-store-sourced textiles, including toilet and car seat covers, bath mats...
  • Michael Sam: 'I am not the only gay person in the NFL'

    Michael Sam: 'I am not the only gay person in the NFL'
    DALLAS - Michael Sam made history in becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. But he insists he does not stand alone. Sam declined to estimate how many gay athletes play in the NFL. But he said Thursday that several players contacted...