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  • Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored

    Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored
    When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
  • ‘March’: Congressman reaches out to youth with civil rights comic

     
    Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
  • African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity

    African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes. But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
  • Malala wins wide acclaim for peace work, but not the Nobel Prize

    Malala wins wide acclaim for peace work, but not the Nobel Prize
    If the Nobel Peace Prize were awarded to the most inspiring triumph of reason over brutality, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai would be booking a flight to Oslo. The Pakistani schoolgirl's activism for education and equality in defiance of Taliban bullets...
  • On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.

    On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.
    What’s the best way for celebrities to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay regime and its homophobic disciples? Should they take actor Wentworth Miller’s approach and forgo any appearances in Russia until the country has done away...
  • Group fined after alleged dirty tricks against gay San Diego candidate

    Group fined after alleged dirty tricks against gay San Diego candidate
    SAN DIEGO -- A political action committee that apparently formed last year to hurt the San Diego mayoral bid of Carl DeMaio by reminding voters that he is gay has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws. The group, called...
  • Journalist Soledad O'Brien aims to enlighten on 'Dream School'

     Journalist Soledad O'Brien aims to enlighten on 'Dream School'
    Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her...
  • Orson Scott Card's antigay views prompt 'Ender's Game' boycott

    Orson Scott Card's antigay views prompt 'Ender's Game' boycott
    The books of the bestselling, award-winning "Ender's Game" science-fiction series, about child soldiers in space, are almost universally beloved. The same cannot be said for their author, Orson Scott Card. Over the years, Card has spoken and written...
  • U.S. accuses Russia of giving Snowden a propaganda platform

    U.S. accuses Russia of giving Snowden a propaganda platform
    WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday questioned the Russian government’s neutrality in the case of Edward Snowden, as the former National Security Agency contractor met with human rights activists at the Moscow airport where he has been holed...
  • Egypt imposes new restrictions on Syrian refugees

    Egypt imposes new restrictions on Syrian refugees
    CAIRO -- Hundreds of Syrian refugees arriving in Cairo this week were turned back as Egypt instituted new regulations requiring visas for those fleeing their war-torn country. Previously, Syrians were not required to have a visa to enter Egypt and were...
  • Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial

    Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial
    Egypt roils with revolution, Edward Snowden has become the Scarlet Pimpernel of privacy and a new study reveals that, even though Americans are exercising more, we're still fat, which is really unfair. Yet for weeks we've been bombarded with minute-by-...