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  • Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale. "I used to...
  • Democrat Crist picks running mate for Florida governor race

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Democrat Charlie Crist picked Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, a South Florida Hispanic, as his running mate for the Florida gubernatorial race in November. Born in Colombia to an American father and Colombian mother, Taddeo-Goldstein, 47,...
  • Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?

    Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one. Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...
  • Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians

    Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians
    Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community. Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something...
  • Population continues to fall in Poconos

    Slow but steady population declines continue in Monroe and Pike counties, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The population of Pike County has gotten older while Monroe County remains one of the most ethnically and racially diverse...
  • Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act

    Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act
    Across California, cities, school districts, even water boards are scrambling to comply with the state's Voting Rights Act and settle costly lawsuits, or avoid them altogether. Palmdale is an exception. Leaders in the Antelope Valley city have lost...
  • What Obama gets for coddling the religious right

    To the editor: What a surprise! Religious leaders are leaning on President Obama to exempt their faithful from an executive order prohibiting discrimination against gays and transgenders by government contractors. ("Obama should say no to a religion-based...
  • Economy slows � but doesn't stop � diversity trend

    WASHINGTON America continues to grow more diverse, but the trend has slowed as the sluggish economy has depressed minority birth rates and slowed immigration. Last year, only three U.S. counties became majority minority for the first time, the lowest...
  • Former Olympic swimmer Thorpe reveals he is gay

    The Sports Xchange Former Olympic swimmer Thorpe reveals he is gay Five-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Ian Thorpe acknowledged in a television interview on Sunday that he is gay. Thorpe told British talk show host Michael Parkinson on Australia's...
  • Transgender Youth Accused Of Assaulting Staff In Middletown

    Transgender Youth Accused Of Assaulting Staff In Middletown
    The transgender youth who was imprisoned without charges because of her history of assaulting staff members in juvenile facilities has been accused of assaulting a worker and another youth at a juvenile treatment program in Middletown on Saturday night,...
  • Monroe County judge declares Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional

    Monroe County judge declares Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional
    A judge in the Florida Keys today overturned Florida's ban on gay marriage. Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in Monroe County made history, ruling that a provision in the Florida Constitution that outlaws same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. His...