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  • What happened to Mindy Kaling's body? Why Elle shouldn't have cropped her cover photo

    What happened to Mindy Kaling's body? Why Elle shouldn't have cropped her cover photo
    Mindy Kaling may love her Elle magazine cover, but Internet critics have called foul on the close-up shot, accusing the magazine, again, of “fat-ism” for cropping her curvy body out of the image. Kaling’s cover is one of four for Elle&...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman is leaving the force

    LAFD's highest-ranking woman is leaving the force
    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among the agency's top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs. The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force

    LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force
    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among its top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs.   The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik comes as the...
  • For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive

    For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive
    ROME — Under the fleeting light of an autumn half-moon, an Italian medical student made his way to the top of a modern high-rise in east Rome, not far from an ancient arch built by the emperor Claudius. From the 11th floor of the apartment block,...
  • Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe

    Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe
    Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer denied former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's allegations Thursday that he made homophobic comments and discriminated against the player for his pro-gay rights stances while he was with the team. "I vehemently...
  • Relax. Rose Parade gay marriage float is not the apocalypse

    Relax. Rose Parade gay marriage float is not the apocalypse
    There go the gays again. It’s not enough that they have the right to marry in 18 states. It’s not enough that they can openly serve in the military after being forced to live in the shadows. Now they have to go and rub their gay family...
  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past
    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe

    Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe
    Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm that taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis, will pay $98 million to settle federal government allegations that car dealers overcharged blacks, Latinos and Asians for Ally’s...
  • Secret policy allows governor to veto public job bias cases

    SACRAMENTO — A long-secret policy has allowed the governor to veto employment discrimination cases against public agencies without explanation or disclosure, hampering the work of the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, a legislative...
  • Civil rights agency underfunded, hurt by poor policy, study finds

    Civil rights agency underfunded, hurt by poor policy, study finds
     SACRAMENTO — Budget cuts and poor decisions have interfered with the ability of the state  Department of Fair Employment and Housing to investigate discrimination complaints in California, a state study concluded Wednesday. The problems include a...
  • Dear Internet: Lorde is dating an Asian guy -- get over it

    Dear Internet: Lorde is dating an Asian guy -- get over it
    Over the last week, New Zealand singer Lorde has been the subject of racist cyber-bullying on Twitter after a photo of the 17-year-old singer and her boyfriend, James Lowe, was posted to social media. Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator Instagrammed a...