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  • Varying knife laws can confuse across state, local lines

    A few miles off in any direction, and the debate about the knife involved in Freddie Gray's arrest by Baltimore police may have been completely different. The state of Maryland has one set of laws governing knives. The city of Baltimore has its own...
  • Albany environmental activist elected Sierra Club president

    Aaron Mair, a civil rights and environmental justice advocate in Albany, has been elected president of the Sierra Club, becoming the first African-American to serve in that role. The Guilderland resident began his activism 31 years ago when he...
  • Female film directors are on outside looking in, but will ACLU flip the script?

    Female film directors are on outside looking in, but will ACLU flip the script?
    On Valentine's Day two years ago, film director Maria Giese met with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission staffers in downtown L.A. to talk about an issue she said was stalling her career — gender discrimination. Giese, who directed the...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Why it's a mistake to dismiss Bobby Jindal

    WASHINGTON Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a bit of a conundrum. He is a conservative who graduated from Brown University, a bastion of political correctness and the political left. A Rhodes Scholar who criticized those in his own party for expressing...
  • Protesting Macedonians demand government's resignation

    Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Sunday in the center of the Macedonian capital to demand the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Zoran Zaev, leader of the opposition Social Democrats and the keynote speaker in the rally,...
  • Disturbing Imbalance In Tickets To Whites, Minorities

    Disturbing Imbalance In Tickets To Whites, Minorities
    Whether police disproportionately stop minorities more than white motorists has been discussed for years. But now comes a new state study that examines another, related issue: How many of those stopped, of whatever race, are actually given tickets?...
  • Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment

    Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment
    A transgender woman who worked at Barnes & Noble stores in Huntington Beach and Irvine sued the bookseller last week, alleging that she was humiliated and then pushed out of her job when she began transitioning from male to female. Victoria Ramirez...
  • CANNES WATCH: Portman eschews politics, Mara's fashion coup

    The first week of the Cannes Film Festival came to an end this weekend with plenty of buzz. Natalie Portman talked about why her new film in Israel is not political, there was an honor for Jane Fonda and a big deal for Tom Ford. And then there was also...
  • Hollywood's unfairness to female directors indicates a larger problem

    To the editor: Kudos to The Times for making the disparity in Hollywood a front-page story and detailing so graphically the paucity of women represented in the industry. It is appalling, especially given the liberal stance so many in the industry claim....
  • Gillibrand bill would prevent anti-LGBT adoption bias

    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing legislation to remove legal barriers to adoption by lesbian, gay and transgender parents. Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said Sunday she will introduce legislation this week that would prohibit...
  • Macedonia divided: Corruption, armed rebellion splits nation

    Macedonia's short history of independence has been a troubled one — and its political turmoil appears to be getting worse. The government in this Balkan nation of about 2 million people is reeling from a massive wiretap scandal and a gun battle...