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  • Why most seniors can't afford to pay more for Medicare

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Should seniors pay more for Medicare? Republicans think so; they have repeatedly called for replacing the current program with vouchers that would shift cost and risk to seniors. There's no doubt this is where Republicans will take us...
  • Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group

    Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group
    Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News Agency said...
  • Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics

    Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics
    In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Wiinter Games -- where gay rights in sports became an issue -- Robert Redford's Sundance Productions is working on a documentary that chronicles the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. Retired ...
  • Obama orders states to move good teachers to needy schools

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration said Monday it will require states to show how they will make sure that all children particularly those who are poor or minorities have high-quality teachers. The White House said it's another example of acting without...
  • Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America

    Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America
    On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
  • Colorado attorney general tries to halt same-sex marriage licenses

    Colorado Atty. Gen. John Suthers asked a judge Thursday to order Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall responded that he was trying to force her to violate the couples'...
  • No way to address segregation

    The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has mandated that 1,200 communities redraw their zoning laws to permit construction of low-cost housing so as to diminish what it believes is "segregation." This is a crude attempt by Washington,...
  • Civil Rights Act and Baltimore's struggles [Letter]

    Civil Rights Act and Baltimore's struggles [Letter]
    Letter writer Ken Hines ("Lesson of 1964, commented on The Sun's front page article ("Equality's struggles," June 28). He asks the question, "What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 give us and what did we learn from it?" Then he points to the current...
  • New York congressional race shows changing demographics

    Harlem is not the same. Even though 43-year incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, ultimately won after going punch for punch with New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, his "safe" seat is safe no longer. The battle was bloody at times, with most...
  • Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case

    Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case
    The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows. The...
  • New law updates state code to use gender-neutral marriage terms

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday a measure that would update state law to reflect that same-sex marriage is legal in California, including replacing "husband" or "wife" with the gender-neutral term "spouse."  The state resumed issuing marriage...