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Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, ...

Strong influences help mold 2022 US Teacher of the Year

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher. Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in...

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID's ruthless US toll

On the deadliest day of a horrific week in April 2020, COVID took the lives of 816 people in New York City alone. Lost in the blizzard of pandemic data that’s been swirling ever since is the fact that...

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID's cruel US toll

On the deadliest day of a horrific week in April 2020, COVID took the lives of 816 people in New York City alone. Lost in the blizzard of pandemic data that’s been swirling ever since is the fact that...

Echoes of one million lost in the spaces they left behind

Put your son in Sherman Peebles' barber chair and along with a buzz you could count on Peebles, a sheriff’s deputy who cut hair as a sideline, to issue a fatherly warning about staying out of trouble....

Qatari official: Rainbow flags may be taken to protect fans

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rainbow flags could be taken from fans at the World Cup in Qatar to protect them from being attacked for promoting gay rights, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament...

LGBTQ groups sue Florida over so-called 'Don't Say Gay' law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gay rights advocates sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday to block a new law that forbids classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten...

Was it worth it? F1 race in Saudi Arabia raises questions

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — When a missile flew into an oil depot close to the track hosting the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, discussions among Formula One teams and drivers switched from human rights to...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2022. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4,...

Taiwanese-Japanese gay couple to appeal against rejection of their marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-Japanese same-sex couple will file an appeal against the rejection of their marriage application by the Ministry of Interior’s Household Registration Off...

Decades later, gay country pioneers Lavender Country return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In 1973, amid the growing gay rights movement, a band called Lavender Country recorded a country music album that unabashedly explored LGBTQ themes, becoming a landmark that wo...

Cuba begins public consultation on marriage equality law

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's leaders have launched an unusual series of neighborhood meetings across the island to debate a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage and adoption, a measure that pits the ...

High court conservatives target O'Connor, Kennedy opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the Supreme Court moved to the left or right only as far as Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy allowed. They held pivotal votes on a court ...

Breyer leaves a court more conservative than one he joined

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nearly 30 years that Justice Stephen Breyer has spent on the Supreme Court, it has been conservative, then more conservative and now much more conservative. ...

Support your children if they are gay, pope tells parents

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that parents of gay children should not condemn them but offer them support. He spoke in unscripted comments at his weekly audience in reference to difficulties that ...