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  • Erica Jong overcomes her fear of flying

    Erica Jong overcomes her fear of flying
    Author-poet Erica Jong reflected on "Fear of Flying," her landmark novel that helped fuel the sexual revolution, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, marked recently with a commemorative reissue. Let's start with your fear of flying. Do you still...
  • China eases its one-child policy

    China eases its one-child policy
    BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
  • Texas defends abortion law to Supreme Court

    Texas defends abortion law to Supreme Court
    HOUSTON — In a U.S. Supreme Court filing Tuesday, Texas officials defended their right to enforce the state’s new abortion restrictions, arguing that they protect public health and would not significantly block women’s access to...
  • Supreme Court to rule on whether corporations pray

    Supreme Court to rule on whether corporations pray
    To no one's profound surprise, the Supreme Court has agreed to take up the question of whether the Affordable Care Act's mandate that health plans cover contraceptives violates the religious freedom of some corporations. The court accepted two cases...
  • Condom-themed restaurant: Birth control for lunch, vasectomy after

    Condom-themed restaurant: Birth control for lunch, vasectomy after
    Most restaurant themes are meant to entertain you. Popular themes include tiki bars with waitresses in hula skirts and rain forest cafes with palm trees. But some ideas may leave you scratching your head. In Bangkok, for example, there's a restaurant...
  • Supreme Court declines to stop Texas abortion clinic restrictions

    Supreme Court declines to stop Texas abortion clinic restrictions
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote cleared the way Tuesday for Texas to enforce a strict new abortion regulation that some women's groups fear will prevent a third of the state’s clinics from performing the procedure. The court split...
  • China expecting a modest baby boom under revised one-child policy

    China expecting a modest baby boom under revised one-child policy
    BEIJING — At soon as Luo Yuannan heard about the change in China's one-child law, she began to calculate when it would be best for her 2 1/2-year-old son to get a baby sister, because, like many modern Chinese women, Luo is pining for a girl. "I...
  • 1993 religious freedom act is at heart of contraception case

    1993 religious freedom act is at heart of contraception case
    WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court confronted the case of Native Americans who were fired for smoking an illegal drug during a religious ceremony, Justice Antonin Scalia called a halt to granting religious exemptions under the Constitution's...
  • Obama administration issues regulations on contraceptive coverage

    Obama administration issues regulations on contraceptive coverage
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration made a final attempt Friday to quell the controversy over a requirement in the president’s healthcare law that insurance plans offer contraceptive coverage to women, issuing regulations that exempt churches and...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
  • The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest

    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest
    A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation. Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits...