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  • 'Fair housing' gets new, expanded push

    ATLANTA Forty-six years after the Fair Housing Act took aim at racial segregation and poverty in America, the federal government has declared the effort half-hearted and is setting out to fix it. Within months, the Obama administration is expected to...
  • Texas Democratic lawmaker defends verbal shot at GOP

    AUSTIN, Texas If nothing else, state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer burnished his reputation as the Mexican-American street fighter of the Texas Democratic Party. "Wait a minute," Martinez Fischer said last week, sporting a big grin as his prime-time...
  • Israel, Hamas trade violence over teen killings

    JERUSALEM Israel faced the prospect of escalation on two fronts Thursday as the repercussions of the kidnapping and slaying of three Israeli teens in the West Bank threatened to ignite a broader conflagration. Israeli forces were bolstered around the...
  • LAPD detective accused of racially charged comments is placed on leave

    A veteran Los Angeles police detective has been placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that he made racially charged comments during a training lecture given to other officers, authorities said Thursday. Frank Lyga, 57, was placed...
  • SiriusXM Fires 'Opie and Anthony' Host Over Racist Comments

    SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, one-half of the longtime radio program "Opie and Anthony," over racially-charged comments he made earlier in the week. Cumia, who was also fired from a Boston station in 1998 for falsely reporting the death of the city's...
  • Protesters on both sides of immigration question gather in Murrieta

     Protesters on both sides of immigration question gather in Murrieta
    Amid raucous clashes that have disrupted the Border Patrol's ability to process a wave of young Central American detainees and escalated the national debate over illegal immigration, protesters on both sides in Murrieta on Friday found some common ground:...
  • Protesters gather at Murrieta to await buses of immigrants

    Protesters gather at Murrieta to await buses of immigrants
    Protesters have gathered near the entrance to a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif., on Friday to await buses of undocumented immigrants, but whether those buses will arrive is unknown. Unlike Tuesday when shouting, flag-waving protesters blocked...
  • Murrieta immigrant detainee protests keep growing

    The standoff over the housing of immigrant detainees in Murrieta grew Friday as protesters on both sides of the issue stood their ground. Hundreds of people gathered on the road to the federal processing facility,  anticipating another convoy of...
  • Sirius fires 'Opie & Anthony' show host over racial comments

    Sirius fires 'Opie & Anthony' show host over racial comments
      SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, half of the radio show “Opie &  Anthony,” over racially charged comments he made on social media earlier in the week, Variety reports. Cumia called a black woman a “pig” and “an...
  • Heavy rocket fire from Gaza Strip prompts Israeli warnings

    Heavy rocket fire from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, further heightening tension in the region and prompting retaliatory airstrikes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued stern warnings to Palestinians about the...
  • Going deep: Race and the third rail

    Let's take a stroll along the third rail of American culture, shall we? We can follow it straight into the grocery store, where Joy DeGruy and her sister-in-law are standing at the checkout line. The sister-in-law, who is biracial but looks white,...