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  • James Kenney wins Democratic mayoral primary in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA James F. Kenney, a 23-year veteran of the City Council and true son of South Philadelphia, rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the Democratic mayoral primary, making him the odds-on favorite to become Philadelphia's next chief executive....
  • Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the U.S. has stabilized. Can it last?

    Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the U.S. has stabilized. Can it last?
    As U.S. obesity rates have leveled off in recent years, one side benefit appears to be that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome has stabilized as well. About 35% of American adults had metabolic syndrome in 2011-12, according to data from the...
  • Jindal issues order after religious objections bill rejected

    Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that has thrust the state into the national debate about where religious freedoms end and the rights of same-sex couples begin. But the Republican...
  • Illinois gay conversion therapy ban passes House, moves to Senate

    Illinois gay conversion therapy ban passes House, moves to Senate
    Following a series of big wins during the past decade that culminated in the approval of same-sex marriage in Illinois, the new cause for gay rights supporters at the Capitol is banning conversion therapy on minors — a controversial practice aimed...
  • Free Will Astrology 5/20/15

    Free Will Astrology 5/20/15
    ARIES (March 21-April 19): James McNeil Whistler was an influential painter in the latter half of the 19th century. He advocated the “art for art’s sake” credo, insisting that the best art doesn’t need to teach or moralize. As...
  • Wide Stance: The Hippo is closing, but in a city like Baltimore, what's the point of a gay bar?

    Wide Stance: The Hippo is closing, but in a city like Baltimore, what's the point of a gay bar?
    By now you have likely heard the news: The Hippo is dying. The 43-year-old Baltimore gay club and Mount Vernon institution announced this month that it would soon shutter its doors and lease the space to a CVS Health location. Like any lost icon, we're...
  • US: Myanmar legislation on birth control 'dangerous'

    The U.S. says legislation on population control approved by Myanmar's parliament is dangerous and could undermine the democratic hopes of minority groups. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke voiced deep concern Tuesday over the bill. He said it...
  • Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan recognize 'lucky' position as female showrunners

    Shonda Rhimes, Jenji Kohan recognize 'lucky' position as female showrunners
    Showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan called on females to "woman up" and draw mouths on Hello Kitty knick-knacks when they were honored by the Feminist Majority Foundation on Monday night. Rhimes, who is responsible for ABC's trifecta of female-led...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Journal & Courier, Lafayette. May 15, 2015. Buying back Indiana's post-RFRA reputation Tourism cheerleaders in Indiana have been taking stock of their dimmed prospects after this spring's struggle over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. For all the...
  • CANNES WATCH: Portman eschews politics, Mara's fashion coup

    The first week of the Cannes Film Festival came to an end this weekend with plenty of buzz. Natalie Portman talked about why her new film in Israel is not political, there was an honor for Jane Fonda and a big deal for Tom Ford. And then there was also...
  • Hollywood's unfairness to female directors indicates a larger problem

    To the editor: Kudos to The Times for making the disparity in Hollywood a front-page story and detailing so graphically the paucity of women represented in the industry. It is appalling, especially given the liberal stance so many in the industry claim....