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  • Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

    The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. The news provided a modicum of relief to a...
  • Mexican's killing by police exposes wounds in a changing town

    PASCO, Wash. Some call downtown Pasco, Wash., "Little Mexico." It's not hard to see why. Step off the corner of Fourth and Lewis streets, once the hub of this old rail town, and the unsuspecting may be confused by all the Spanish signs and storefronts...
  • State GOP formally welcomes gays to the party

     State GOP formally welcomes gays to the party
    In a historic break with its past, the California Republican Party voted overwhelmingly Sunday to formally recognize a gay GOP group. The move, which drew the condemnation of some socially conservative GOP members, grants a charter to the Log Cabin...
  • Gay group wins formal recognition from state Republican Party

    Gay group wins formal recognition from state Republican Party
    In a historic move, the California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized a gay GOP group. The Log Cabin Republicans, a 38-year-old organization that had unsuccessfully sought a charter from the state party several times in the past,...
  • Gay Republicans' acceptance: A long, twisting journey

    The California Republican Party's decision Sunday to officially recognize a gay group comes after decades of debate about the role that gays should play in the party. Here is a look at the move toward greater acceptance. 1985: Gay Republicans in...
  • Gay group seeks official recognition from California Republican Party

    Gay group seeks official recognition from California Republican Party
    A gay GOP group is seeking official recognition by the California Republican Party at its biannual gathering in Sacramento this weekend, potentially setting the stage for a divisive floor fight on Sunday. Charles Moran, chairman of the group, the...
  • Gay GOP group may get formal recognition by state party

    Gay GOP group may get formal recognition by state party
    California Republicans will decide Sunday whether to officially recognize a gay GOP group, setting the stage for a divisive family-values fight at their biannual convention here. A party committee voted 11 to 0 Saturday to advance the application for...
  • A 500-year-old dispute threatens Modi's plan to modernize India

    NEW DELHI Under a rusty metal roof in one of India's oldest cities, Amrat Lal and a dozen other craftsmen carefully engrave thousands of slabs of sandstone. When finally put together, they threaten to reignite religious violence. The stone pillars and...
  • Navy judge named in Guantanamo discrimination complaint lifts no-touch order to female guards

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is again allowing female prison guards to touch an alleged war criminal while moving him between Guantanamo's most clandestine prison and legal appointments. Navy Capt....
  • Lyons Township High School celebrates African American writers

    Lyons Township High School celebrates African American writers
    Words tumbled off the pages, whether describing ice cream flavors, mosquitoes or true love during a celebration of African-American authors and poets. Lyons Township High School students and teachers gathered to share readings Feb. 26 during a...
  • San Diego leaders seek more study of alleged racial profiling by police

    San Diego leaders seek more study of alleged racial profiling by police
    The San Diego Police Department is trying to assess whether its officers are guilty of racial profiling in traffic stops, as some community activists allege. Statistics released this week suggest that black and Latino drivers are more likely to be...