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  • Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan

    Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court upheld the use of race by University of Texas at Austin in undergraduate admissions, a victory for affirmative action proponents, one year after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered closer scrutiny of the school's practices....
  • NFL roundup: Graham, Saints agree on contract

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: Graham, Saints agree on contract New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham received the wide receiver money he wanted Tuesday. Team officials confirmed to The Sports Xchange that a deal was done, but would not discuss...
  • Bellflower joins list of California cities sued over voting rights law

    Bellflower joins list of California cities sued over voting rights law
    Bellflower has become the latest city to be sued over its at-large system of electing City Council members. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and two law firms filed a Superior Court complaint Monday afternoon, on behalf of three...
  • MLB hires Bean as 'Ambassador for Inclusion'

    The Sports Xchange MLB hires Bean as 'Ambassador for Inclusion' In the wake of Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay NBA player and Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player selected in the NFL Draft, Major League Baseball took a step...
  • MLB roundup: Baseball takes aim at smokeless tobacco

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Baseball takes aim at smokeless tobacco In the wake of Tony Gwynn's death from salivary gland cancer, Major League Baseball and the players association are hoping to reduce and eliminate smokeless tobacco from the game....
  • 3 judges to decide whether to allow gay marriage in Florida

    3 judges to decide whether to allow gay marriage in Florida
    Three judges in separate cases across Florida could rule any day on whether to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Each case deals with different set of couples who want to get married in different counties, but the basic question is the same:...
  • Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale. "I used to...
  • Ask Amy: Woman questions her orientation

    Dear Amy: My boyfriend and I have been together for five years. We were long distance for four years, and then last year I moved to Florida to be with him. He has always said he doesn't want to live anywhere other than Florida. Initially, I didn't think...
  • Senators hope to fight violence against women worldwide

    WASHINGTON A Senate subcommittee began discussion Tuesday of a bill with bipartisan support that would promote reducing discrimination and violence against women internationally, part of a years-long effort in Congress and, most recently, a response to...
  • Has America really become a more tolerant place?

    SEATTLE For all the pitched cultural battles recently on issues like gay marriage, affirmative action and immigration, the general trend, happily, is that America is becoming an increasingly tolerant place. In fact, there's apparently only one type of...
  • Methodist pastor who performed gay son's wedding to appeal defrocking

    Frank Schaefer this week will be appealing the outcome of last year's trial that stripped him of his lifelong vocation as minister of the United Methodist Church. The former minister of Lebanon, Pa., was suspended on Nov. 18 for 30 days by a jury of...