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  • Can high school rivalries go too far?

    As rivalries go, the one between Aurora Central Catholic High School and Marmion Academy is a doozy. It may not be as long-running or as big in terms of years and student enrollment as West Aurora and East Aurora high schools. But there's no question...
  • Ga. Senate OK's religious freedom bill feared by LGBT groups

    The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval Thursday to a contentious "religious freedom" bill — one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and...
  • Selma anniversary a time to thank those who risked their lives for civil rights

     Selma anniversary a time to thank those who risked their lives for civil rights
    The local Chamber of Commerce provided me with a list of foot soldiers of the civil rights movement, much as another town might offer a brochure touting fishing spots and other tourist attractions. Marching and getting arrested were so much a part of an...
  • Lawmakers, Obama, civil rights leaders to honor Selma's 'Bloody Sunday' this weekend

    WASHINGTON Nearly one-fifth of Congress will be in Selma, Ala., this weekend with President Barack Obama and his family to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march a watershed moment that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act....
  • Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season

    Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season
    ABC knew going in to the casting process for its drama pilot "Runner" that it was looking for a Latino leading man, as specified in the script. But the female lead role had no racial or ethnic specificity. Paula Patton, an African-American actress,...
  • Florida Senate Democrats push anti-discrimination bills

    Democrats in the Florida Senate say the state needs new anti-discrimination laws to protect gays, former felons and pregnant women. The senators also told a Tallahassee press conference Friday that they want mandatory paid sick leave for workers. The...
  • Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

    In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans. That dramatic shift in opinion is among the fastest changes ever measured by the General...
  • Ellen Pao trial: At Kleiner, business talk turned to porn stars, Playboy

    SAN FRANCISCO The investigator Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers hired in late 2011 to investigate claims of its women employees being mistreated at the firm took the stand Thursday in the venture capital firm's high-profile sex discrimination trial....
  • Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

    Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry
    A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. Their partnership rosters are stacked with some of...
  • A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

    Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up...
  • Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?

    The Alabama Supreme Court is in a showdown with a federal judge who ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The state's justices say they remain the authority on state law, at least until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the...