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  • California students feel UC admission squeeze

    California students feel UC admission squeeze
    California high school seniors faced a tougher time winning a freshman spot at most of the UC campuses for the fall, with their chances at UCLA and UC Berkeley now fewer than one in five, according to a report released Friday. Six of UC's nine...
  • For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming

    For LGBT seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming
    The walls of Alice Herman's home are covered in photographs. Herman and Sylvia Purdue, her partner of 45 years, smile in scenes from birthdays and hospital rooms. In black-and-white photos from their younger days, their hair is teased, their makeup...
  • Why Democrats are playing the race card

    Why Democrats are playing the race card
    After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves. "To a significant extent, the...
  • In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

    In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by
    DAMASCUS, Syria — The thud of mortar shelling alternated with tolling church bells Friday as the Christians of this capital's ancient Bab Touma district marked Good Friday amid extremely tight security. The Easter Week processions that once...
  • Law to protect women helps gays too

    Law to protect women helps gays too
    What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out. The latest version of the law, which among other things provides grants to agencies that deal with victims of...
  • Feminist thought police takes on Kirsten Dunst

    You can't say anything these days without getting into trouble with the feminist thought police. For example, here's Kirsten Dunst, giving an interview to the U.K. Harper's Bazaar as part of a promotion blitz for her new film, "The Two Faces of January,...
  • AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case

    AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case
    An Abbott Laboratories spinoff urged a federal appeals court to revisit a ruling in a case against GlaxoSmithKline Plc, but without disturbing landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians. In a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • In Theory: Should the Boy Scouts salute inclusion?

    One of the topics up for discussion at the national meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) this year is the suggestion that the Boy Scouts institute polices that allow membership and leadership in the organization regardless of gender and sexual...
  • Brittney Griner says Baylor not supportive of gay athletes

    Brittney Griner says Baylor not supportive of gay athletes
    Brittney Griner did not publicly announce that she was gay until after her playing days at Baylor. But she was never all that careful about hiding her sexual orientation while attending the Christian university, and, according to her recently released...
  • Conservatives vs. liberals in the cultural war

    Conservatives vs. liberals in the cultural war
    The "culture wars" have been a feature of American politics for almost a century, but recently a number of commentators have declared their end. Conservatives have lost, swept aside by a wave of enthusiasm for marriage equality and sexualized mass...
  • Israeli arrest of Arab citizen over Lebanon visit angers rights groups

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – An Arab Israeli citizen was arrested on charges of visiting an enemy state after the man returned from a trip to Lebanon, the Israeli government announced. The April 12 detention of Majd Kayyal, 23, described as a freelance...