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  • NYC Council passes ban on job applicant credit checks

    The New York City Council has passed legislation that bans most employers from performing credit checks on job seekers. The bill passed the council by a margin of 47-3 on Thursday. A coalition of labor, civil rights and student groups pushed for a ban...
  • Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories

    Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories
    A night of live storytelling, pictures that play with the act of picture-making, a children’s story reinvented, and stitched pieces that evoke innocent childhood games as well as┬ásin. Plus: a longtime L.A. gallerist unveils her new space downtown,...
  • Upset by political gridlock? Blame the baby boomers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. At some moment this year a U.S. baby boomer will die and, if census forecasts are right, the generation born between 1946 and 1964 will no longer be the nation's largest. Won't matter. Years after their millennial descendants overtake...
  • How the Republicans must respond to Hillary Clinton

    How the Republicans must respond to Hillary Clinton
    Round one goes to Hillary. Mrs. Clinton's video announcing her candidacy hit all the buttons — jobs, fairness, education, gender and gay rights — necessary to hold together the 51 percent majority that re-elected President Obama. Republicans...
  • UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram. In a report released Monday, the U.N. chief expressed "grave...
  • Eye clinic will pay $150K to settle transgender worker's lawsuit

    Eye clinic will pay $150K to settle transgender worker's lawsuit
    A Central Florida eye clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a transgender employee who was terminated. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit, which alleges the Lakeland...
  • Controversial religious objections bill hits snag in House

    A religious objections bill similar to laws that have ignited a political firestorm in Arkansas and Indiana ran into a roadblock with the Louisiana Legislature on Monday, the first day of the legislative session. Though it is supported by Republican Gov....
  • Speedy probe urged over missing Thai environmental activist

    The United Nations human rights office called Thursday on Thailand to speed up an investigation into the disappearance of an ethnic minority environmental activist who has helped villagers report illegal activity in Thailand's largest national park....
  • Oklahoma bill on Uber deletes protection for gay riders

     Oklahoma bill on Uber deletes protection for gay riders
    A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed. The version...
  • Conservative group bars GOP gay organization from event

    Organizers of a conservative conference in Denver this summer have told a gay Republican group it cannot have a booth at the event. The Western Conservative Summit is scheduled for June in Denver, where thousands of conservative activists will gather to...
  • John Kass: Hillary's just another average American who's awaited her due

    The magnolia tree in our front yard is bursting with color, all pink and white and signaling to the world that spring is here, and all I could think of was this: Hillary must be nigh. For I could all but feel her powers. Suburban Chicago, where I live,...