Cultures

Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

Aug 19, 2017

President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture-war debate

Language

Scaramucci, magazine at odds over his profanity-laced call

Aug 11, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci complains his profanity-laced phone call that preceded his ouster as White House communications director was recorded without his permission, but the magazine notes the law doesn't require his consent.

New boy muppet in Afghanistan promotes gender equality

Jul 15, 2017

A new muppet is joining the cast of Afghanistan's version of "Sesame Street: Zeerak, who will show boys the importance of respecting their sisters and other women

China controls information about ailing Nobel Prize laureate

Jul 12, 2017

As China faces mounting pressure to let imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo go overseas for cancer treatment, it's fighting back with a familiar strategy: information control

Religion

Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

Aug 20, 2017

Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines will ring bells every night for three months to raise alarm over a renewed police crackdown that has left more than 80 drug and crime suspects dead in just a week

Kansas trial to examine bias claim against Kobach's office

Aug 19, 2017

A former employee's lawsuit alleging that she was fired from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office for not going to church enough is set to go to trial next week

Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

Aug 19, 2017

The presence of hundreds of white nationalists and deadly violence last weekend has members of Charlottesville's lone synagogue confronting new levels of anxiety and resolve.

Social Issues

Free speech supporters: Outnumbered, but rally was a success

Aug 20, 2017

Supporters of a conservative "free speech rally" that drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters say the event was a success

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Aug 20, 2017

Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died at 84. Gregory was one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences

Kasich urges Trump to end staff chaos and 'settle it down'

Aug 20, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says President Donald Trump needs to stop the staff chaos at the White House and "settle it down"

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