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  • Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage

    Doorstep visits change attitudes on gay marriage
    A single conversation with a gay or lesbian door-to-door canvasser had the ability to change attitudes on same-sex marriage in neighborhoods that overwhelmingly opposed such unions, according to new research. In a study conducted in Los Angeles County...
  • Protest movement grows across all spectrums in Baltimore area

    Dr. Manisha Sharma climbed on a bench outside the Johns Hopkins medical school campus this week and shouted: "If I can't breathe, you can't breathe!" Dozens of students around her responded with the same phrase in unison. It was Human Rights Day, and...
  • Poll: Ferguson police officer shouldn't be charged

    WASHINGTON Despite massive protests, Americans say by 2-1 that the federal government shouldn't charge the white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Voters say by 61 percent to...
  • Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial

    Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial
    When Rick Scott was asked during one of this fall's gubernatorial debates about his support for Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, "I clearly don't believe in any discrimination." It's not critical for Scott to flip his position on the ban...
  • Racial epithet appears in photo of UM sorority member

    Racial epithet appears in photo of UM sorority member
    The University of Maryland chapter of Delta Gamma that figured in an infamous viral-email episode last year is part of new Internet firestorm, this time involving a photo depicting a racial epithet. An Instagram user posted a photo of a DG member with a...
  • Judge puts limits on use of tear gas in Missouri racial protests

    Judge puts limits on use of tear gas in Missouri racial protests
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered St. Louis area police to issue warnings and give crowds reasonable time disperse before firing tear gas, following complaints by activists over heavy-handed police tactics during ongoing race-related protests. The...
  • 'Religious freedom' or a 'license to discriminate'?

    WASHINGTON In the coming days, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate is expected to vote on a controversial religious freedom measure. Critics have dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a "license to discriminate." They say the...
  • Cop to be suspended over playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest

    Cop to be suspended over playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest
    The Chicago police officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" from of a police car during a West Side anti-police-violence protest over the weekend will be disciplined, according to a news release sent from the Chicago Police Department on Thursday. "The...
  • Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task
    Lonnie Bunch had a good thing going in Chicago. He was running the Chicago Historical Society, helping to guide its transition to eventually becoming the more outward facing Chicago History Museum. Chicago's community of civic leaders had welcomed him...
  • Anti-violence activists protest across city, including at Obama home

    Anti-violence activists protest across city, including at Obama home
    At least two people were arrested during protests that sprang up across Chicago on Wednesday, including outside President Barack Obama's home. About 200 people gathered and marched in Hyde Park and Kenwood Wednesday night, marching through the...
  • Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays

    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288. Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m....