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  • Reactions mixed to landmark gay marriage ruling

    Reactions mixed to landmark gay marriage ruling
    Having celebrated a civil union in Millennium Park on the first day it was allowed, Nikki and Jamie Pagano converted that union after same-sex marriage was legalized in Illinois. But Friday's landmark gay marriage ruling still means a new freedom for...
  • US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

    The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause. In the Philippines, in India, in...
  • Funerals held in Charleston for church shooting victims

    Funerals held in Charleston for church shooting victims
    Speaking at the funerals for three of the victims of a deadly attack on a historic African-American church in South Carolina, eulogizers said Saturday that the lives lost had become a catalyst for change. The services were held for Cynthia Hurd, Tywanza...
  • Annapolis' Bike Like a Girl sets team record at RAAM

    Prior to beginning its 3,004-mile trek from California to Annapolis, the Bike Like a Girl Race Across America team had three goals – make it home safely, set a record and spread a message of female empowerment through cycling. Six days, 12 hours...
  • Charleston and the extreme right: My Word

    Charleston and the extreme right: My Word
    ISIS propaganda is to radicalized American-Muslim youth, as extreme right-wing rhetoric is to radicalized Caucasian-American youth. Can there be any question that the persistent and pervasive right-wing hate speech promoting a climate of intolerance and...
  • 'Growing Up Trans,' going beyond Caitlyn Jenner

    'Growing Up Trans,' going beyond Caitlyn Jenner
    Transgender children and their parents face unprecedented medical choices these days. "Puberty-blocking" drugs can stave off biological changes. Hormones — either estrogen or testosterone — can help patients acquire the characteristics of...
  • Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of US court ruling

    Gay rights activists in Asia, where no country allows same-sex couples to legally marry, are upbeat about prospects for a change following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation. A look at some of...
  • It's just marriage now, for one and for all

    It's just marriage now, for one and for all
    Yes. At last. So fast, though too long coming. Gay marriage is legal in the United States of America. No, not gay marriage. It's just marriage now, for one and for all. Astonishing, inevitable, right. The will of the majority. Justice. One day,...
  • After Freddie Gray death, cop-watchers film police to prevent misconduct

    After Freddie Gray death, cop-watchers film police to prevent misconduct
    On a sultry West Baltimore night, six police officers walked down a concrete courtyard of Gilmor Homes — while self-styled "cop-watcher" David Whitt held up his camera and pushed the record button. One officer confronted him, asking, "Do you...
  • Philly officials wrap Vatican meetings for pope visit

    Philadelphia church officials said Thursday they're confident about preparations for Pope Francis' visit at the three-month homestretch, having raised more than two-thirds of the $45 million needed and lining up 6,000 of 10,000 volunteers. Archbishop...
  • Census data: Florida growth last year driven by Hispanics

    Hispanic residents made up almost half of Florida's population growth last year, and the age gap between Florida's white and minority residents continued to widen, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Florida grew by more...