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Nation Dec 22After Supreme Court abortion case, a new look at baby ‘safe haven’ laws
Safe haven laws drew attention this month when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett questioned the role they play in the debate around abortion rights.
Nation Sep 24Haitians see history of racist policies in migrant treatment
The images — men on horseback with long reins, corralling Haitian asylum seekers trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico — provoked an outcry. But Haitian Americans, Black immigrant advocates and civil rights leaders say it's just the latest…
Arts Sep 21Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report finds
A new government report has found that Latinos are vastly underrepresented in newsrooms, Hollywood films and TV and other media industries.
Arts Jun 18Controversy over ‘In the Heights’ raises awareness of colorism and racial inequity
Colorism — or discrimination against darker-skinned people within their same ethnic group — lurks deep among pretty much all communities with varying levels of melanin. But it doesn’t get talked about, and that could be a setback for the racial…
World May 15Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians
The young men and women have become the voices for Colombians fed up with a government they say has mismanaged the coronavirus pandemic and crushed hopes of a better future.
Nation Oct 02Study finds LGBTQ people much likelier to be crime victims
The study also found that sexual and gender minorities are burglarized at twice the rate of other households, and that they're more likely to be victims of other types of property theft.
Nation Sep 10Return of professional football renews fears over more virus spread
Fans tailgating outside the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play say precautions will keep them safe from the coronavirus as the NFL returns for the first time in months.
Politics Aug 18Ballot drop boxes seen as a way to bypass the post office
Such boxes have been used with success for several years in states like Oregon, Washington and Colorado that rely overwhelmingly or entirely on ballots that have to be sent in.
Nation Aug 14New border wall near rare wetlands refuge considered an ‘oasis’ endangered water supply
The San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1982 to protect the rare wetlands in the middle of the desert that are home to a variety of wildlife, considered an "oasis." The refuge itself is supposed to be protected…
Nation Jun 19Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections
President Trump says he will renew his administration’s effort to end legal protections for young immigrants after Supreme Court blocked the first try.