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  • Tensions high at first Ferguson council meeting since teen's shooting

    Tensions high at first Ferguson council meeting since teen's shooting
    City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, confronted demands for reform by several hundred people on Tuesday night at their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests. The...
  • Hampton community forum held about tax changes

    HAMPTON — Senior citizens once eligible for the city's now-defunct property tax exemption program don't necessarily need to pay their taxes this year. But they'll need to pay the tax man at some point. The Hampton Branch of the NAACP hosted...
  • Lawyer: Map is unconstitutional: Front & Center

    Last month Florida lawmakers redrew the boundaries for the state's congressional districts after Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled their previous map violated the Fair District amendments to the Florida Constitution; those amendments require lawmakers to...
  • Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]

    Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]
    Each of our board members read The Sun's editorial, "Double voting? Not necessarily" (Sept. 2), and came away with mixed thoughts. We nonetheless thank you for encouraging Maryland to pursue legal action against those who voted twice in Maryland and...
  • A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]

    A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]
    From ice bucket challenges to the upcoming midterm elections, we are reminded again and again how the Internet has changed the way we live and connect and organize. Digital equality has become fundamental to economic, cultural and political equality....
  • Texas voter ID law: Discriminatory or common sense?

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining several civil rights groups, told a federal judge Tuesday in South Texas that the Texas voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act by harming blacks' and Latinos'...
  • Civic Leaders Ask For Justice, Dialogue After Hartford Taser Shooting

     Civic Leaders Ask For Justice, Dialogue After Hartford Taser Shooting
    HARTFORD — Several community organizers held a press conference on the steps of City Hall Tuesday afternoon asking for justice to prevail and charges to be dropped against a city teen who was shot by a police Taser last month. "A good cop on a...
  • Texas voter ID trial opens in U.S. court

    (Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas heard arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state's Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it an attempt at suppressing minority...
  • Compton Unified policy on rifles draws criticism but isn't unusual

    At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare...
  • Backstory of 'Gone with the Wind' goes on display 75 years after premiere

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Before "Gone with the Wind" hit the screen, it was a questionable investment that became a touchstone for race relations and was embroiled in moral questions ahead of Rhett Butler saying he did not give a damn. The film went on...
  • Peaceful march in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. Between 300 and 400 people marched Saturday afternoon in a show of support for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson two weeks ago. The peaceful march began around 2 p.m., and people...