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  • Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

    Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley
    She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? That's the choice confronting a jury in a trial that has riveted an...
  • Georgia House panel takes no action after hours of 'religious liberty' testimony

    ATLANTA A special Georgia House subcommittee heard numerous pleas for protection on Tuesday both from those who support and oppose a "religious freedom" bill. The panel of Judiciary Committee members met for more than three hours on Senate Bill 129 but...
  • Contrasting portraits presented of woman in gender bias case

    Lawyers in a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against a Silicon Valley firm argued Tuesday that the woman behind the case was either an accomplished junior partner who was passed over for a promotion because of discrimination or a failure who sued to...
  • Lewis W. Diuguid: Wealth gap in America grows at disturbing pace

    People patiently wait for things to get better in America. But the bony hand of the Great Recession appears to keep fingering its way into people's lives. The Pew Research Center last year reported that "the gap between America's upper-income and middle-...
  • Lawmakers approve new birth certificates for transgender people

    Lawmakers approve new birth certificates for transgender people
    Transgender people could apply to change the gender on their birth certificates to reflect their identity under identical bills passed by each chamber of the General Assembly Tuesday. The legislation would require the state to issue new birth...
  • Fairly assessing risk and recidivism

    Fairly assessing risk and recidivism
    The use of big data to track and analyze human behavior has crept into perhaps the most consequential and sensitive of contexts in society — criminal sentencing. While predictions of future criminality have thus far been made primarily through...
  • When on one says 'Stop," racism and bigotry thrive

    What's changed in the 50 years between Bloody Sunday in Selma and the unfolding stories of racial harassment and police misconduct in Ferguson, San Francisco, New York and, last week, Fort Lauderdale? Some say, "Nothing." I say, "Quite a lot." As a...
  • Reg Henry: Sons of Confederate Vets, don't mess with Texas

    In a sunlit past free of complication, about the most innocuous thing in American life was the vehicle license plate. It just drove around attached to cars and trucks minding its own business and being mainly of interest only to police officers. True,...
  • US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban

    U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter's suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say. Carter...
  • Kleiner Perkins discrimination trial nears end with closing arguments

    SAN FRANCISCO During closing arguments in the highest-profile sex discrimination suit ever brought against a venture capital firm, Ellen Pao's attorney on Tuesday made one last-ditch effort to convince the jury that Kleiner Perkins is run by a group of...
  • UN committee approves benefits for spouses of gay staffers

    The U.N. will now give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally married after Russia and other opponents of same-sex marriage failed Tuesday in an attempt to scuttle the plan by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Currently, family...