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  • Hearings begin on former BWI fire chief's disputed termination

    Hearings begin on former BWI fire chief's disputed termination
    Hearings began Monday on claims by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's former acting fire chief that he was unfairly terminated earlier this year after raising concerns about racial bias within the department. Gregory Lawrence, who is black, said he believes...
  • Hampton NAACP to host education town hall forum Monday

    The Hampton branch of the NAACP will host a community forum Monday evening with Hampton Superintendent of Schools Linda Shifflette to discuss education-related issues. Ann Stephens Cherry, education chairman of the NAACP, said that this will be the...
  • Confederate flag along I-95 divides a Virginia community, leads to threats

    The huge Confederate flag flew high above Interstate 95 north of Fredericksburg startling Anthony Sanchez on his daily commute. "It was a provocation," said Sanchez, who teaches at a community college. "It just bothered me that someone would go to all...
  • Hogan, many Democrats work the crowd at annual clam bake

    Hogan, many Democrats work the crowd at annual clam bake
    Republican Larry Hogan entered the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake to the sound of his name being chanted. Because his opponent in the governor's race had a funeral to attend, Hogan was largely uncontested as he worked the crowd of about...
  • Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?

    Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one. Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Monumental Mysteries This new episode...
  • JET makes its digital debut [Commentary]

    JET makes its digital debut [Commentary]
    Derek Jeter's impending retirement from Major League Baseball after 20 years, marked by emotional tributes during the All Star Game last week, is not the only reason this New York Yankees fan has been unsettled by the passage of time. JET magazine,...
  • Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality

      Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality
    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, N.C., Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse. Eaton is black. The three men...
  • Moms reflect on effects of gun control march

    Moms reflect on effects of gun control march
    In the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings 15 years ago, passionate women from all over the country converged on Washington, D.C., to demand tougher gun restrictions. Called the Million Mom March, it was a powerful grass-roots movement that...
  • State Supreme Court upholds Wisconsin's voter ID law

    MADISON, Wisc. A divided state Supreme Court on Thursday tweaked a provision of Wisconsin's voter ID law to put it in keeping with the state constitution, making it easier for people to get identification cards without having to pay anything. Despite...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court backs GOP law on voter ID

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld state requirements that people show photo identification before being allowed to vote, the latest battle over how to regulate the polls. In a split ruling, the court backed the photo requirement, strongly...