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  • Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220

    Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220
    The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday. In Iraq, the IS...
  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: Fill in the blank

    Facebook adds new gender option for users: Fill in the blank
    Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. "Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are...
  • Stuck in limbo, Bangkok's hidden urban refugees scrape by

    They were a middle-class family in Pakistan, living in a comfortable three-bedroom apartment with a modern kitchen and a PlayStation for the three kids. Fluent in English, the father ran his own moving company while the mother taught art. A death...
  • Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press. Researchers from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare...
  • Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

    Watching a football match in Russia often carries echoes of the grim era of hooliganism in 1980s Britain. There are crumbling stadiums, sparse crowds, clashes between hardcore fans and police, and despite a recent ban, often a pervasive smell of...
  • Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda

    Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda
    Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut, and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized, and beer and liquor laws loosened. As state lawmakers gather Tuesday to...
  • Healthcare Bill of Rights promotes equality for LGBT patients

    Healthcare Bill of Rights promotes equality for LGBT patients
    Gay rights advocates say some health care providers continue to mistreat or turn away patients because of sexual orientation, despite a growing number of regulations prohibiting such discrimination. They say many patients don't know they can fight back....
  • Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military

    Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military
    Elgin resident Wes Scott recalled how he entered the military by an unforeseen path while speaking at the African-American History Month Closing Ceremony Luncheon at Elgin Community College on Thursday. At 15, he said his precocity earned him a full...
  • GOP legal attack will cost the party

    Republican leaders have reached a new low point by using the judiciary to attack Latino immigrants. As part of their offensive against President Obama's recent executive order on immigration, which provides temporary deportation relief for an estimated 5...
  • Time for government to butt out of marriage

    Time for government to butt out of marriage
    This month, two women grace the cover of Texas Monthly, "The National Magazine of Texas." Both are young and conservatively dressed, and have worried half-smiles. One is pregnant; the other holds a toddler, his face buried in her shoulder. Legos litter...
  • Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups

    Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups
    The painted dramas of Mr. Turner. A play about Tokyo Rose. And the architectural images of an award-winning photographer. Plus: an influential African portraitist, two exhibitions about Afrofuturism and a show inspired by objects at an estate sale. Here&...