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  • Hozier takes a worshipful L.A. to an actual church

    Hozier takes a worshipful L.A. to an actual church
    It was almost too easy, booking Hozier in a church. The project, led by 24-year-old Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, broke through with a single called “Take Me to Church." The lusty, acerbic song needles Ireland's most contentious...
  • In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned

    In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned
    ‎Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots. "I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
  • Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism

    Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism
    As one might expect, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had no difficulty putting her finger on the point of Texas' voter ID law: it's openly racist.  Ginsburg's colleagues voted 6-3 to allow the Texas law to remain in effect for the upcoming...
  • Iranian ayatollah, diplomat condemn Saudi Arabian cleric's conviction

    A well-known Iranian ayatollah and a top diplomat in Tehran have joined in widespread condemnation of a death sentence handed down in Saudi Arabia against Sheikh Nimr Baqir al Nimr, a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric and dissident. "If Sheikh Nimr is...
  • Myanmar rebels say military operations could end peace talks

    YANGON (Reuters) - Peace talks between Myanmar's military and ethnic minority insurgents may collapse if the army scales up operations in rebel-controlled areas, an organization representing rebel groups said on Friday. Various rebels groups have battled...
  • Review: 'Pride' champions a moral victory

    In the Department of Strange Bedfellows, none were stranger than the middle-aged Welsh coal miners and the young London gay activists of Maggie Thatcher's day. Some 2 million British manufacturing jobs had already been lost under her watch when, in March...
  • Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark

    Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark
    For Bobby Shriver, homelessness has always been an issue close to his heart. He made it a central focus during his years on the Santa Monica City Council. But his dogged campaign alienated some would-be allies and, former colleagues say, ultimately made...
  • What About Transgender Coverage?

    The Courant’s Dec. 26, 2013, article “State Requiring Health Insurers to Cover Gender Transition" referenced Bulletin IC-37 from the state Insurance Department, which requires health insurance policies issued in Connecticut to provide “...
  • Ethnic aristocracies have no place in modern America

    Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters. Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting -- or occasionally...
  • Voting rights advocates say Florida should lift restrictions on felons voting

    Voting rights advocates say Florida should lift restrictions on felons voting
    Convicts who served their time shouldn't be shut out of Florida voting booths, according to Palm Beach County voting rights advocates who favor more forgiving voting rules for felons. They want to change a state policy, imposed under Gov. Rick Scott in...
  • L.A. County sees its lowest tally of hate crimes in 24 years

    L.A. County sees its lowest tally of hate crimes in 24 years
    Los Angeles County saw the fewest number of hate crimes reported in 24 years in 2013, but black residents made up the overwhelming majority of victims despite making up less than 10% of the population, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...