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  • Nova High School moves forward with single-gender initiative

    For the third year, Nova High School in Davie has provided its ninth-graders and tenth-graders taking certain core subjects the option to be in an all-girl, all-boy or co-gender class. Nova is among six Broward County Public Schools—two high,...
  • Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., ignore pleas to stay home

    As this troubled town awaited the arrival of U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., local officials pleaded for calm Tuesday, protesters ignored requests to stay home, and schools remained closed for fear of the violence that has clutched Ferguson for nearly...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • Protecting patients from HIV-tainted blood

    To the editor: One phrase in this article justifies the ban on blood donation by gay men: fear that "someone who does not know he is infected will give." ("Ban on gay blood donors is a civil rights issue, activists say," Aug. 17) More than three decades...
  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • Militant violence creates homogeneous enclaves for Iraq's sects

    BAGHDAD Far behind the front lines, refugees displaced by Islamic extremists in Iraq do not see a way for themselves to go home anytime soon. The Islamic State "burned our houses and took whatever we had left," said Falah Tahir, an Iraqi Turkman who...
  • 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...
  • Male Teachers Needed In Primary Grades

    Often, when we think about the fields of elementary education, early childhood education, special education and even English, we tend to think about them as being female-dominated. Having a specific gender committed to these professions is wonderful,...
  • Chan Lowe: Vladimir Putin's black box

    Chan Lowe: Vladimir Putin's black box
    Students of history will find eerie parallels between what is going on in Ukraine today and events in Central Europe in the late 1930s.   In both cases, powerful dictators bent on territorial aggrandizement exploited ethnic minorities who found...
  • Ann Murray, Felicia Brunson debate Murray's use of n-word

    Ann Murray, Felicia Brunson debate Murray's use of n-word
    Ann Murray and Felicia Brunson answered questions Monday about Murray’s use of the n-word, the racial epithet described by the website Dictonary.com as “now probably the most offensive word in English.” Murray is a member of the...
  • Dungy statement attempts to clarify Sam comments

    A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context. Dungy said Tuesday that Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL....