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  • Iran envoy rejects U.N. investigator's charges of rights abuses

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday dismissed a U.N. investigator's allegations of severe human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic, saying the criticisms were aimed at inciting "Iranophobia and Islamophobia." The latest report, by U.N....
  • Protesters allege hiring discrimination by Ferrara Candy

    Protesters allege hiring discrimination by Ferrara Candy
    Workers and community leaders claiming discrimination against African-Americans by Ferrara Candy and temporary-employment agencies protested Tuesday morning at the candy-maker's Forest Park factory. Elce Redmond, an organizer with South Austin Coalition,...
  • Citizens know best

    Beginning in 2016, elections for Hampton school board will be at-large, now that council members voted to eliminate the ward system. City officials last week also approved a request that Hampton's charter be charged to prohibit current council members...
  • Manufacturers scramble to fill jobs, struggle to recruit women

    MILWAUKEE When Aleasha Hladilek realized her bachelor's degree in anthropology wouldn't get her a job, she returned to school to become an auto mechanic and a welder. She graduated from the welding program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, in...
  • Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas

    Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas
    When I was a young man, still in the closet, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one of the most prolific authorities on Jewish law of the 20th century, described gay people as rebels against God. Grossly misinformed about the phenomenon, Rabbi Feinstein posited...
  • Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus

    Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus
    Thomas E. Perez, who is being considered for U.S. attorney general, was endorsed Tuesday for the top law enforcement job by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The current U.S. labor secretary, a 52-year-old Takoma Park resident and the son of immigrants...
  • Report: Groupon among tech firms lacking in board diversity

    Report: Groupon among tech firms lacking in board diversity
    Three blacks and one Hispanic hold board seats at 20 of the biggest technology companies that include Chicago-based Groupon. Those are the findings of a newly published report by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, a Chicago-based civil rights group founded...
  • UMB launches program to cultivate middle-schoolers' interest in cancer careers

    UMB launches program to cultivate middle-schoolers' interest in cancer careers
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore has received a $750,000 grant to develop a program designed to spark interest in cancer research and care among middle school children in the university's low-income West Baltimore neighborhood. The two-year grant...
  • Blacks must get to the polls to make their voices heard

    Blacks must get to the polls to make their voices heard
    I turned 18 in the spring of my senior year. I registered to vote at my high school because someone decided to make access to the franchise easy for us freshly minted adults. My mother made it clear that everyone in her house who was eligible would...
  • Christian right key to Republican performance in U.S. midterms

    SPRINGDALE Ark. (Reuters) - If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should say a prayer of thanks for Christian conservatives. Although they get little attention from candidates, white evangelical Christian voters are...
  • Ignore your conscience � or go to jail

    It's hard to imagine a more bedrock American right than being free to live according to your religious convictions. The very idea of being forced to violate your beliefs seems unthinkable. Unless you happen to believe that marriage refers exclusively...