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  • Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process

    Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process
    Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish insurgent hideaways in the country’s remote eastern regions Tuesday, threatening the delicate peace process between Ankara and the nation’s ethnic Kurdish minority. The strikes are the first of their kind...
  • Virgin America drops SeaWorld from rewards program

    Virgin America this week dropped SeaWorld from its frequent-flier program, a move that an animals-rights group claimed as a victory. The airline, however, wouldn't say why it has removed SeaWorld from its Elevate Fly online store, which allowed customers...
  • Islamic State publication seeks to justify slavery and sexual abuse

    Islamic State publication seeks to justify slavery and sexual abuse
    In the latest edition of an English-language magazine published by Islamic State, the militants justify forcing ethnic Yazidi women into sexual slavery – a practice they say is encouraged under Islamic law. An article titled “The Revival...
  • Closing The Sale With Female Voters

    Closing The Sale With Female Voters
    NORWALK — Polls show that Tom Foley has struggled to connect with women voters, but the Republican candidate for governor is working to close the gender gap. "This is not a race about issues that matter to women and don't matter to men, or...
  • Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'

    Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent surgery on Wednesday and “has a serious illness,” said union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who at a news conference Thursday offered no further details on Lewis’ health. Sharkey said...
  • Let state Supreme Court decide same-sex marriage now, Florida's attorney general says

    MIAMI In a startling move Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the Florida Supreme Court to decide once and for all whether same-sex couples can marry in the Sunshine State. "That is unquestionably an important issue, and the...
  • Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others

    Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others
    In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples. Roman Catholic gay rights groups around...
  • Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals

    Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals
    Roman Catholics in Chicago and around the world hailed a preliminary report by an international assembly of bishops Monday as a new sign that Pope Francis is orchestrating a dramatic shift in tone concerning homosexuality and other moral issues. The 12-...
  • Hong Kong protests? They're foreign to students in Beijing

    Hong Kong protests? They're foreign to students in Beijing
    Luke Li, a 21-year-old studying information technology, might seem like just the kind of mainland Chinese citizen who would be interested in — and sympathetic to — the Hong Kong college students who have taken to the streets for more than...
  • Maryland delegation's votes on LGBT-related bills fall exactly along party lines

    Maryland delegation's votes on LGBT-related bills fall exactly along party lines
    Earlier this week, we mentioned here that U.S. Rep. Andy Harris was named by the Human Rights Campaign to be among the most "anti-equality" members of Congress. The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group added the Baltimore...
  • The 'coming out' letter I never sent

    It was the hardest letter I ever had to write. And it sat in a drawer at my house for nearly a decade. Dad, I write this letter because I want you to know fully who I am. There is a big part of me that you and I have never discussed. I'm the same...