Social Issues

Does the law allow businesses to say ‘no’ to same-sex couples?

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As same-sex marriage becomes legal in a growing number of states, local governments are addressing a debate between same-sex couples and businesses that do not want to serve them. Continue reading

“Everything was on fire” – ‘Selma’ director aims to capture spirit of civil rights moment

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“Selma,” the first feature film to focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement and artistic interpretations of history. Continue reading

Deadly attack on cartoonists in Paris shocks France

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Three men with assault rifles entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday and fatally shot editor Stéphane Charbonnier, two cartoonists, a police guard and eight others. Continue reading

Transgender issues in the spotlight after teen’s death

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The death of transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn has inspired a national conversation about society’s treatment of LGBTQ youth. Continue reading

Undocumented students face unique challenges

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Schools around the country are grappling with how to provide care and education to the over 60,000 unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally from Central America in 2014. Continue reading

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