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  • An imperfect pet owner does not equal an unfit one

    An imperfect pet owner does not equal an unfit one
    I've been accused of ruining the reputation of the entire animal rescue movement — dooming thousands of dogs to death — with my column on Tuesday about a spat over a lost-and-found pet. If you missed the column, here's a recap: Rosa...
  • Kansas case highlights inequities between rich and poor schools

    Kansas case highlights inequities between rich and poor schools
    After years of battling a group of parents and school districts, the state of Kansas on Friday was ordered to remedy inequities in how it distributes funding to school districts. The state created “unreasonable, wealth-based disparities” among...
  • Latino officers win $3.5 million in O.C. discrimination lawsuit

    A federal jury has awarded $3.5 million to three Westminster police officers who said they are continually being passed over for promotions and assigned to “mall duty” because they are Latino. After deliberating for about three days, the...
  • Does no-cost contraception promote promiscuity? No, says study

    Does no-cost contraception promote promiscuity? No, says study
    New research has found that women are on average no more likely to have multiple sexual partners in a single month after they are provided no-cost access to birth control methods than they were before. And while women reported a slight uptick in their...
  • Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion

    Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Before the bridge scandal unfolded in New Jersey, Chris Christie's biggest hurdle on the path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was his difficulty winning over core conservatives — the kind of activists who...
  • Two more abortion clinics close in Texas under new restrictions

    Two more abortion clinics close in Texas under new restrictions
    Two more Texas abortion clinics closed on Thursday because of restrictions in a state law that is being fought in the federal courts. Amy Hagstrom Miller, who owns the Whole Woman's Health Clinic, told reporters on Thursday that Republican lawmakers...
  • Letters: Paul Ryan's poor budget choices

    Letters: Paul Ryan's poor budget choices
    Re "Rep. Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs," March 4 So Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) proposes to reduce college Pell grants and child-care and welfare assistance programs. Odd that I didn't see any proposal to tax at ordinary income rates the...
  • Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee

    Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
  • Hillary Clinton highlights pragmatism in approach to Russia

    Hillary Clinton highlights pragmatism in approach to Russia
    Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her record as secretary of State against Republican criticism that she had been too accommodating to Russia, arguing Wednesday that she had taken a tough but pragmatic approach so the U.S. could attain its goals. In...
  • California struggling to enroll African Americans in Obamacare

    California struggling to enroll African Americans in Obamacare
    Latinos aren't the only sore spot for Covered California heading into Monday's enrollment deadline for Obamacare coverage. Very few African Americans have signed up statewide, and there's not much time to address the lackluster turnout. Wednesday, state...
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the...