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Kentucky Can't Just Fire The Clerk Who Won't Give Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

The defiant Kentucky clerk who has doubled down in her determination not to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples can't be fired for refusing to do her job.<p>On Tuesday, after the U.S. Supreme Court turned her away, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis again declined to grant those licenses, insisting …

LGBTQI

Obama Moves To Protect Millions From Deportation

WASHINGTON -- In the boldest move on immigration policy of his presidency, President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday evening to dramatically increase deportation relief for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants. The executive action will protect parents, as well as those who came …

The Rudest Things You Can Do When You're Eating, According To Etiquette Experts

We've so been there: On the other side of a table from someone chewing with their mouth open. Wide open. This person could be the dearest, most cherished person in our lives, but such a sight can almost be enough to make you consider never eating with them again.<p>Perhaps that's not your trigger. "I …

Associated Press News

Why Do Most Black and Latino Students Go to Two-Year Colleges?

A new initiative in east Los Angeles hopes to create a culture that will steer students to four-year schools.<p>In Los Angeles, the announcement last week made for front-of-the-local-section news. Students at gang- and poverty-ridden East Los Angeles's Garfield High School who meet minimum …

Border crisis: Latino media not presenting a fair and balanced debate on immigration

I’m going to take a strong stance on what I perceive to be biased reporting by a majority of the Latino media – most notably Univision, Telemundo and similar stations. In my opinion, these networks are presenting a prejudiced take on the crisis at the Texas border, in which thousands of children …

College’s inequality disgrace: Millionaire university presidents and indebted students

As administrators like Gordon Gee get richer, tuition goes up and students see more adjuncts, a new study explains<p>In theory, the state college system is one of the most egalitarian and progressive-minded institutions in America. Its goal is to make sure that kids who cannot afford to enroll in …

Companies Commit Human-Rights Abuses in America, Too

And yet Americans tend not to describe the exploitation that way.<p>When we think about companies getting caught up in human rights violations, we tend to imagine far-flung lands with weak or repressive governments: Shell accused of complicity in the 1995 hanging of environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa by …

How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

Saying "you're not welcome here"—with spikes.<p>Earlier this month, someone tweeted a picture of a series of metal spikes built into the ground outside a London apartment building.<p>The spikes were intended to discourage homeless people from sleeping in the area, and their presence sparked a public …

U.S.-Born Workers Are Now Half of America's Latino Workforce

U.S.-born workers for the first time in nearly two decades make up a majority of the country’s Latino workforce, according to the Pew Research …

Immigration

Republicans give up on immigration reform, Latinos

Try not to act too surprised.<p>White House: Boehner won't set immigration vote this year.<p>Of course he won't. His base won't allow it, and whatever the …

Latinos and the GOP: What the future holds

Can you pick out the white people of the future in this photo?<p>Last Sunday, Denise Oliver Velez offered a terrific piece on the rather strange …

Millennials are just this screwed: The next generation will not do as well as their parents

Income inequality is dramatically reshaping opportunities available to middle-class kids — and it’s getting worse<p>When the two of us applied to college, we walked into the SATs without having gone through intensive SAT prep or having read any books on how to ace college testing. We received very …

Google workforce: We\’re mostly white men

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Poetry Billboard Fights Air Pollution

A nanoparticle-covered billboard offers a smog-reducing poem<p><i>Let air be a major god, its being<br>and touch, its breast-milk always tilted<br>to the lips. Both dragonfly and Boeing<br>dangle in its see-through nothingness…</i><p>These words, from a poem called "In Praise of Air" by Simon Armitage, adorn a 33- by …

America’s demented welfare mentality: How we choose to inflict misery — while protecting the rich

Rather than strip aid from the hungry (and send cash to the wealthy), here’s how we can be a more humane nation<p>The U.S. welfare state has been a smashing success over the last four decades. Income transfer programs reduced impoverishment by 1.2 billion people-years between 1967 and 2012. In fact, …

Over 100 arrested near McDonald's headquarters in protest over low pay

Campaigners say 139 people arrested in Chicago in what is thought to be the largest protest McDonald's has ever faced<p>McDonald’s closed part of its corporate headquarters on Wednesday in response to a mass protest by workers and activists that campaigners say ended in more than 100 arrests.<p>Over …

Sure, We'll (Eventually) Beat Cancer. But Can We Afford To?

Matt Herper’s tour de force article in the latest <i>Forbes</i> magazine suggests that companies and researchers are – perhaps – turning the tables on cancer using novel immunotherapies that are producing nearly unheard of outcomes even in late stage disease. The trillion dollar question: Can we afford to …

New York Times Fires Woman Editor, Shows Women's Progress

<i>The New York Times</i> fired its executive editor, Jill Abramson, this week. This sparked an intense discussion on several topics as rumors flew that <i>The New York Times</i> had paid Ms. Abramson less than her predecessor, Bill Keller, and also that a key reason for the firing was her abrasive management …

Barclays seeks greater diversity with LGBT sponsorship

en_GB<p>article<p>Barclays has been named the headline sponsor of this year’s Pride in London homosexuality awareness festival that will see it star in the …

Here's Exactly Why Pinterest Is Worth Its $5 Billion Valuation

With more and more people feeling skeptical of tech startups raising huge rounds of funding with ballooning valuations, that $5 billion number feels particularly steep. But there are some key facts about Pinterest that could justify its big valuation.<p>The basic idea of Pinterest is that users upload …

eCommerce

2014 Midterm Elections Projected to Bring 25% Fewer Latino Voters to Polls

About 25 percent fewer Latino voters will turn out to vote in the 2014 midterm elections than did in the 2012 presidential race, according to new …

Are Latinos in the US sticking to Catholicism?

It used to be a fair assumption that America's growing Latino population would help bolster the Catholic Church here. After all, 39 percent of all Catholics in the US claim Latino heritage, and 29 of the country's 272 bishops are Latino too.<p>But two new reports this week outline a slow decline in …

Privatise child protection services, Department for Education proposes

Experts sound alarm over proposal from Michael Gove's department to outsource children's services to private firms<p>Letter: Child protection services too important to be privatised<p>The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under …