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  • AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

    Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern...
  • Mass graves found in Malaysia where Rohingya Muslims have been held

    Mass graves found in Malaysia where Rohingya Muslims have been held
    Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held. The finding follows a similar...
  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio asks public's help with legal fees

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio asks public's help with legal fees
    With his legal fees mounting and a trial turning increasingly personal, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is turning to the public for money and the legal system for a new judge. Arpaio said in a letter to supporters that he doesn't have the money to...
  • Edward P. Jones on receiving the Harold Washington Literary Award

    Edward P. Jones on receiving the Harold Washington Literary Award
    Although Edward P. Jones has produced only three books of fiction in his long career — the short story collections "Lost in the City" (1992) and "All Aunt Hagar's Children" (2006) and the novel "The Known World" (2003), which won the Pulitzer...
  • Norfleet Barnes remembered as a trailblazer

    Norfleet Barnes remembered as a trailblazer
    Norfleet Barnes, one of the first African-Americans to integrate the county's police department in 1965, fought for racial equality for generations of black police officers hired after him, said those who knew him. Barnes, 74, died earlier this month....
  • McDaniel College celebrates 145th commencement

    McDaniel College celebrates 145th commencement
    More than 600 graduate and undergraduate degrees were conferred Saturday at McDaniel College's 145th commencement ceremony. Graduates ranging from 19 to 63 years old received a total of 358 bachelor's degrees and 329 master's degrees. Students...
  • A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

    A global obligation to Myanmar's Rohingya refugees
    After watching for several weeks as refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh drifted in crowded boats in the seas off Southeast Asia, begging for food and water, some dying along the way, the world is, finally, responding. Although they initially pushed...
  • Retraction of gay marriage study leaves L.A. canvassers feeling jilted

    Laura Gardiner knew she was making a difference with her work. As national mentoring coordinator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Leadership Lab, she and her colleagues had toiled to train 1,000 volunteers who had fanned out across Los Angeles and...
  • McCrory vetoes NC religious objection bill on gay marriage

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed Thursday a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties. His decision, announced hours after lawmakers gave final approval to the measure, puts him at odds with...
  • Indiana lawmakers won't study LGBT protections this summer

    Indiana lawmakers won't spend the summer discussing whether to grant statewide civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents despite lingering fallout over a new religious objections law. The issue that roiled the state...
  • Sleep: Caretaker of memories, repairer of prejudice

    Sleep: Caretaker of memories, repairer of prejudice
    Learning new stuff takes sleep. Robbed of the restorative balm of slumber, research demonstrates that the human brain will quickly lose its ability to make and hold on to new memories, and learning takes a dive. A new study, however, finds that sleep is...