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  • Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue

    Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue
    Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along the Khabur River,...
  • Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting Zimmerman

    The Justice Department's decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood watch volunteer for a hate crime in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager is not necessarily a harbinger of how it will rule in two other high-profile deaths of unarmed...
  • Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris

    Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris
    Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement Tuesday that he would skip the contest for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate leaves an opening for an array of less-known Californians to take on state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the only major candidate so far....
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania __ LIQUOR PRIVATIZATION: WILL 2015 BE THE YEAR? If buying liquor, wine and beer in Pennsylvania were more convenient, with widely available selection at competitive prices, most residents probably wouldn't care if...
  • NC Senate response to gay marriage rulings is approved

    Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties — including same-sex weddings — under legislation given state Senate approval Wednesday following a debate weighing centuries-old religious liberties with newly-expanded...
  • Trayvon Martin's mom says killer got away with murder

    Trayvon Martin's mom says killer got away with murder
    MIAMI — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with The Associated Press on Wednesday...
  • Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers

    Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers
    To many thousands of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and Hispanics in general, actor Sean Penn's comments about Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu were offensive. "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" Penn asked, before handing...
  • Lenhoff: Lake Zurich homeless housing fight goes beyond NIMBY

    Recent history has made dents in old, long-held misperceptions, discrimination and societal shunning of people on the "wrong" side of majority. Strides have been made in leveling the playing field for gay, lesbian and transgender people, as well as for...
  • Fatal shooting in Texas again raises Mexico's ire over police killings

    MEXICO CITY For the second time in barely two weeks, Mexico has reacted angrily to the killing of an unarmed Mexican immigrant by municipal police officers in the United States. Mexico's Foreign Secretariat issued a statement Wednesday condemning the...
  • EPA to probe whether NC environment agency failed minorities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to investigate whether lenient regulation by North Carolina's environmental agency of industrial hog operations harmed minority neighbors. The Waterkeeper Alliance and other groups released an EPA...
  • Latino leaders scramble to find another Senate candidate without Villaraigosa

    Latino leaders scramble to find another Senate candidate without Villaraigosa
    A day after Antonio Villaraigosa  said he would not run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, Latino legislators were scrambling Wednesday to find another candidate who might represent their interests in the contest. Members of the Legislative Latino Caucus...