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  • 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...
  • Illinois prepares for 2nd round of Obamacare

    Illinois prepares for 2nd round of Obamacare
    Another chance to get insurance under the federal health law is coming, but Illinois officials aren't expecting people who didn't sign up last year to jump at the prospect this time. The Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period drew what...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
  • Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon

    Pam Bondi's failures leave one choice: George Sheldon
    When Pam Bondi became Florida's first female attorney general in January 2011, some who had known her as a prosecutor in Tampa had hopes she would be a real problem-solver, not a partisan ideologue. Those hopes faded quickly. Just two months later, as a...
  • Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher

    Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher
    Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications from a fractured hip. The former Baltimore resident was 95....
  • A Hollywood star flip-flops on Brazil's Silva

    Just a few days ago, Mark Ruffalo thought the world of Marina Silva. So much so that the Hollywood idol, who played the Hulk on the big screen and is chest-deep in his next project, took a break to tape a heartfelt campaign spot in support of the...
  • Thailand hits party scene to combat rising HIV among gay men

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bare-chested male models strutted through the glitzy ballroom in Bangkok to the beat of house music while dozens of young gay men waited anxiously, working up the nerve to have a blood test. The mostly female health...
  • Mascotte creates domestic partnership registry

     Mascotte creates domestic partnership registry
    MASCOTTE — In the middle of the night, John Ellis awoke in pain. A bulging cyst had formed near his knee, so his partner, John Bradford, rushed him to the hospital. But when the couple arrived, Bradford was not allowed to accompany his ailing...
  • In starkly different tone, Vatican report says gays should be welcome

    Cardinals and bishops summoned by Pope Francis to the Vatican to discuss the modern family have said that homosexuals should be welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church and that heterosexual civil unions have “positive” aspects. Without...