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  • Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?

    Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?
    High school debaters call it a turnaround: when one team manages to redeploy an argument made by the other team right back at them. A beauty of a turnaround is now being wielded by those who say ¬†business owners with religious objections shouldn’t...
  • GOP heavyweights gather in Iowa to woo voters

    DES MOINES, Iowa For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grass roots. At least eight likely candidates will give their...
  • Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers
    Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
  • Video of New Jersey police shooting fuels debate on use of force

    Video of New Jersey police shooting fuels debate on use of force
    Video of a fatal police shooting in Bridgeton, N.J., has led to protests, demands for an impartial investigation and a national debate over whether the officer was justified in firing his weapon. The dash-cam video of the Dec. 30 traffic stop shows...
  • Partnership and tolerance over partisanship

    Partnership and tolerance over partisanship
    Multitudes of Marylanders are enthusiastically celebrating the ¬†inauguration of our state's 62nd governor, but some others — plagued with reservations and doubt — are skipping out on the festivities. In a stunning upset last November, the...
  • U.S. State Department negotiator meets with Cuban dissidents

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson invited a dozen dissidents to breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship with Cuba. Among those...
  • Rev. Sharpton's organization calls for probe into man's fatal shooting by N.J. police

    A video of police officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man at a traffic stop has raised questions and stirred anger over another death at the hands of police. On Thursday, the Rev. Al Sharpton's civil rights organization got involved....
  • Will the Supreme Court recognize modern marriage, or stick with a version that's now obsolete?

    Will the Supreme Court recognize modern marriage, or stick with a version that's now obsolete?
    By agreeing to hear four same-sex marriage cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court probably will settle the issue once and for all by the end of June. The battles in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — the four states from which the cases under...
  • Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional

    In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...
  • Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover

    Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover
    For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The New Yorker has tied the civil rights leader's legacy to current events. King is shown in the Jan. 26 cover drawing along with Trayvon Martin and other young men of color who were killed at early ages. They are shown...
  • Rally shows solidarity for France

    Rally shows solidarity for France
    "Where are all the people of South Florida today? They are so apathetic. Wake up everybody. See what's going on in the world. See what happened in France. It's definitely coming here to this country next." So said Donna Salit, of Boca Raton —...