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  • Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry

    Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry
    Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow citizens and businesses to challenge laws they see as substantially in conflict with their religious beliefs. The bill, in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday, would put into place a law...
  • Kill tenure, cure schools?

     Kill tenure, cure schools?
    Without a doubt, California's poor and minority schoolchildren get more than their share of ineffective, unmotivated and demoralized teachers. But are the state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal and layoffs now under attack in a Los Angeles court...
  • Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to stay in place for now, court says

    Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to stay in place for now, court says
    Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will remain in place while the state fights a federal judge's ruling that declared the ban unconstitutional, an appeals court decided Tuesday.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed U.S....
  • Food server sues Houston Rockets, accuses players of anti-gay slurs

    A food server who worked inside the locker rooms at the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center is suing the Houston Rockets and the company that oversees the arena’s catering, claiming he was subjected to anti-gay slurs before a game last year and...
  • High deportation figures are misleading

    High deportation figures are misleading
    WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters...
  • If landlord prefers 'Google people,' is that illegal discrimination?

    Question: I have lived in Silicon Valley my whole life. I am 70 years old and retired. I recently applied for housing at an apartment complex and asked the leasing agent what my chances were of getting an apartment. He told me they had received a lot of...
  • America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes

    America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes
    Only a decade ago, Christian social conservatives were a commanding force in American politics. They helped elect one of their own, George W. Bush, to two terms. They were a cornerstone of a GOP coalition that appeared to hold a permanent electoral...
  • Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House

    Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House
    WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with...
  • Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair. After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
  • Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House

    Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House
    WASHINGTON -- When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors...
  • Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades

    Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades
    TAUNGGYI, Myanmar — Wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the national census logo, Tin Naing counted off the ethnic groups living in just one section of this regional capital in eastern Myanmar. “Bamar, Shan, Pa’o, Intha —...