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  • Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many

    Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many
    Her last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums in Mount Dora, a position she held until her death from leukemia on Feb. 3 at the age of 96. But back in 1951, 33-year-old Sally Luther was the only woman in the Minnesota...
  • NC Supreme Court considers status of private school vouchers

    The state Supreme Court is about to decide whether millions of dollars in taxpayer money that started flowing this year to pay student tuition at private and religious schools continues for a second year. The state's highest court hears arguments Tuesday...
  • Black History Month: Family-friendly websites offer learning opportunities

    Black History Month: Family-friendly websites offer learning opportunities
    Museums throughout the United States are making it easier than ever to learn more about the African-American experience — especially now, in time for February, which is Black History Month. Museums and other organizations have taken the initiative...
  • Drama from Boxer's retirement plays behind the scenes, for now

    Drama from Boxer's retirement plays behind the scenes, for now
    The fact that California's electoral logjam was breaking this winter after two decades of stability seemed to presage high drama: Big beams clattering violently downstream, a powerful rush of water, a cleansing whoosh to the political system in the state....
  • Analysis: King-Lee fight shows state grappling with its past

    Before Arkansas lawmakers convened for this year's legislative session, they were preparing for protracted debates over the future of the state's Medicaid expansion, a middle-class tax cut plan and an overcrowded prison system. Few could have predicted...
  • Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor

     Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor
    Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel. Take pension...
  • Hate crimes in Palm Beach County hit 10-year low, but likely underreported, experts say

    An attack on two Hispanic men in the parking lot of a Burger King and three vandalism cases — one involving anti-gay slurs and another, a racial epithet — make up all the hate crimes reported in Palm Beach County in the most recent year for...
  • Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey

    Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey
    The slaying of a young Turkish woman during an alleged attempted rape has prompted angry street protests across Turkey and demands that the government do more to combat violence against women. Police on Friday discovered the charred corpse of Ozgecan...
  • Indiana Statehouse bills keep the faith

    Indiana Statehouse bills keep the faith
    Critics say the religious freedom bills wending their way through the General Assembly won't have a prayer in the courts. But supporters on the social conservative side of the aisle turn the other cheek to doubters. And a group of legal scholars is on...
  • Black History Month marked with events, history, music and more

    Black History Month is a celebration of African-American history and culture. This year, the Daily Press is presenting a Black History Primer with the information you need to know about African-American history in four Peninsula localities. Each Sunday in...
  • Alabama judges' stand against gay marriage crumbles

    Alabama judges' stand against gay marriage crumbles
    Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice, a Republican who once called homosexuality an inherent evil. Many counties in the Bible Belt state began...