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  • Mideast Christians urge Arabs lead fight against Islamic State

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Middle East Christian leaders called on Muslim governments and religious authorities on Tuesday to condemn Islamic State for its assault on minority religious communities and to take the lead in efforts to destroy its power in Iraq...
  • Turner Street location announced for LGBT center

     Turner Street location announced for LGBT center
    A location has been announced for Allentown's proposed LGBT community center in the heart of the city's gay community. Officials have selected 1021 W. Turner St., a long-vacant former dairy and auto parts store in the Old Allentown neighborhood, to be...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill repealing unenforceable parts of Prop. 187

    In a disavowal of the hard line Californians once took against illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday repealing unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187. The highly charged 1994 measure, passed resoundingly by voters, was...
  • Gov. Brown repeals unenforced sections of Prop. 187

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that repeals unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187, the two-decade-old measure that sought to withhold public services from immigrants in the country illegally. In all, Brown said Monday that he has...
  • New voting strategy, atheists, and assault: Letters

    New voting strategy, atheists, and assault: Letters
    New voting strategy It seems like for at least the past 10 years, I have ended up voting for the person I least dislike. Election after election, either local or national, state or federal, I'm amazed at what's left on the ballot to vote for. I...
  • Rekha Basu: U.S. grants Guatemalan woman sanctuary � from abusive husband

    Five years ago, a federal immigration judge refused to grant political asylum to a Guatemalan woman who had fled to America after years of severe battery by her husband. The judge didn't doubt her story, but said she couldn't claim membership in a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Middletown Attorney Serving On The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective Board

    Leadership Greater Hartford's award-winning Leaders on Board program has successfully matched more than 360 individuals with 95 nonprofit organizations. Attorney Alyssa Torres recently participated in Leaders on Board and now serves on the Board of...
  • 9th Circuit voids L.A. murder conviction, cites prosecution bias

    A federal appeals court unanimously overturned a Southern California man's second-degree murder conviction Tuesday, ruling that a Los Angeles prosecutor improperly struck a prospective juror because she was a Latina. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
  • Gender-nonconforming teen sues South Carolina DMV over driver's license photo

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal Back in June, we reported on the case of 16-year-old Chase Culpepper, a gender-nonconforming teen from South Carolina who was told that he had to remove his makeup - his "disguise," as the DMV employees called it - before...
  • Cerqua Rivera Dance is stepping 'In the Depths'

     Cerqua Rivera Dance is stepping 'In the Depths'
    Three women, dressed in slips, get ready to go out for the evening, each examining herself in an invisible mirror and reacting to the process and the prospect. Pretty retro, right? Maybe a dance set to the 1958 "I Enjoy Being a Girl"? But...
  • New Latino scholars have big dreams: My Word

    A group of Hispanic parents are sitting or standing at the Lake Nona High School parking lot, laughing and speaking rapidly in Spanish and English, as they await their children who had band practice after school. Finally, the band-room door opens, and...