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  • A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

    A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees
    After watching for several weeks as refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh drifted in crowded boats in the seas off Southeast Asia, begging for food and water, some dying along the way, the world is, finally, responding. Although they initially pushed...
  • Ireland votes on whether to allow same-sex marriage

    Ireland votes on whether to allow same-sex marriage
    Voters in heavily Roman Catholic Ireland streamed to the polls Friday to cast ballots in a referendum on whether to change the country's constitution to allow same-sex couples to marry. Approval of the change would complete a remarkable reversal in...
  • McDaniel College celebrates 145th commencement

    McDaniel College celebrates 145th commencement
    More than 600 graduate and undergraduate degrees were conferred Saturday at McDaniel College's 145th commencement ceremony. Graduates ranging from 19 to 63 years old received a total of 358 bachelor's degrees and 329 master's degrees. Students...
  • Lawmakers support bills favoring police over other unions

    Lawmakers support bills favoring police over other unions
    In corridors up and down the state Capitol, support for law enforcement is clear. Lawmakers adorn their doors and windows with black-sashed state police emblems to honor a trooper who died and another who was wounded by an alleged sniper in September....
  • For 2nd year, Mormon LGBT group's bid to join parades denied

    For the second straight year, organizers of two of Utah's most popular parades have rejected a Mormon LGBT group's request to participate. Organizers of the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City and the Freedom Festival Grand Parade in Provo denied the...
  • Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy

    Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future. Pence plans to formally announce his bid for a second gubernatorial term next month. But...
  • Ireland votes to allow same-sex marriage

    DUBLIN ��Gay rights supporters reacted with jubilation Saturday as Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage in a referendum. The results showed that 62.1 per cent of voters favored gay marriage, while 37.9...
  • UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats....
  • Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays

    Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Saturday's referendum result to legalize gay marriage represents a stunning triumph for gay rights activists following decades of...
  • California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

    Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license...
  • Datebook: Experimental shoes, art by vets, stories about immigration

    Datebook: Experimental shoes, art by vets, stories about immigration
    Over-the-top shoes. Works produced by military veterans. And a series of collaged paintings that chronicle the lives of modern-day gold prospectors on the San Gabriel River. Plus: works that touch on personal stories of immigration and a painter’s...