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  • Turkish sociologist acquitted of 1998 blast for fourth time

    A Turkish sociologist who researched the treatment of minority Kurds and has become a cause celebre for human rights groups was acquitted for the fourth time on Friday of bombing Istanbul's Spice Bazaar in 1998. Pinar Selek was arrested shortly after the...
  • In Maryland in 2014, transgender rights take the stage

    In Maryland in 2014, transgender rights take the stage
    At a meeting between Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in mid-April, Monica Yorkman, one of the city's most prominent transgender activists, refused to mince her words when...
  • US-Cuba's complex political puzzle

    MIAMI Talking about U.S. policy toward Cuba used to be relatively easy for politicians in Florida: say "Cuba libre" or "Cuba si, Castro no." Support for sanctions and the embargo was a given. But no longer. The reaction to President Barack Obama's...
  • Apple's Cook makes 'substantial' donation for gay rights in U.S. South

    Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook, the highest-profile U.S. business leader to publicly acknowledge being gay, has made a "substantial" donation to a gay rights effort in his native Alabama and two other southern U.S. states, activists said on Thursday....
  • What's epidemic on college campuses? Shallow thinking

    What's epidemic on college campuses? Shallow thinking
    Remember in 1986, when Newsweek supposedly showed that a 40-year-old single woman was "more likely to be killed by a terrorist" than to ever get married? It turned out to be false, the remark of a Newsweek correspondent, who'd meant it merely as a funny...
  • Transgender workers get civil rights protections, Justice Department says

    Employment discrimination based on gender identity is forbidden under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it will litigate claims. The department will no longer take the position that the...
  • Not profiling people is foolish and dangerous

    Not profiling people is foolish and dangerous
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has promised a campaign to end profiling "once and for all." This despite the fact that, as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently pointed out, blacks account for a highly disproportionate amount of crime....
  • Now more than ever, the issue of campus rape requires critical thinking

    Remember in 1986, when Newsweek supposedly showed that a 40-year-old single woman was “more likely to be killed by a terrorist” than to ever get married? It turned out to be false, the remark of a Newsweek correspondent, who'd meant it...
  • Marquette suspends professor for slamming instructor on gay rights

    A professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee has been suspended after he publicly chastised a teaching assistant on his blog for discouraging a discussion in her classroom regarding gay rights, the school said on Wednesday. Political science...
  • African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities

    African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities
    Over the past several months, I have seen the brittle relationship between the African-American community and law enforcement further deteriorate. As an Afro-Latino and a former law-enforcement officer, I stand watch from a peculiar place in that I...
  • Former basketball players sue Pepperdine, coach for discrimination

    Former basketball players sue Pepperdine, coach for discrimination
    Two former Pepperdine University women’s basketball players allege they were harassed and discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, according to a lawsuit filed last week against the university and Coach Ryan Weisenberg in Los...