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Pentagon Ends Transgender Service Ban

By Nathan James As Independence Day approaches, the Department of Defense has stated that transgender men and women will now be permitted to wear their...

Obama makes successful trip to Cuba

By Karanja Gaçuça In yet another historic first among many on this historic trip, President Barack Obama held a joint press conference with Cuban President Raúl...

Movement to Transform Guantánamo into Ecological Center

Green Gitmo - A Science proposal for how Obama could redeem prison’s dark history On February 23, President Obama announced plans to close the notorious...

How Hollywood Beats Military Might in the Global Marketplace

Study reveals the economic value of “soft power” in international commerce Berkeley, CA - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY'S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Pop culture assets like...

California Ku Klux Klan rally ends with stabbings and arrests

At least four people have been stabbed in a brawl between Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members and counter-protesters in Anaheim, California police said. Thirteen people,...

Hill Harper Named as Lawyers’ Committee’s National Spokesperson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) announced a partnership with Hill Harper, actor, author and...

NYPD to Change How Police Use Nuisance Abatement Law

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said New York City is retreating from the practice of locking out tenants before they even see a judge. By Ginger...

Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel kills self

MarShawn McCarrel, 23, shot himself in front of the Columbus building Monday evening, Lt. Craig Cvetan of the State Highway Patrol told the Columbus...

Obama Announces Steps to Help Ex-Inmates Return to Society

By Mary Alice Salinas WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Barack Obama is taking steps he says will help former inmates re-enter society, as he continues to push...

US Mayors address top priorities

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors in partnership with The Boston University Initiative on Cities, with the support of Citi, today released the...