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Nation Jun 16LGBTQ activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win
LGBTQ-rights activists are looking ahead as they celebrate a major victory in the Supreme Court regarding job discrimination. They hope Monday's decision spurs action against other forms of bias against their community and undermines the Trump administration’s near-total ban on…
Nation Jun 06Mourners hold memorial for Floyd as more protests gather
Mourners are holding a private memorial service in George Floyd’s North Carolina hometown while the nation’s capital prepares for what is expected to be the city’s largest demonstration against police brutality yet.
Nation May 19Pandemic will affect Communion rituals for U.S. Christians
Striking changes in Communion will take place at Catholic and Protestant churches across the United States over coming weeks as restrictions on large gatherings –- imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak –- are gradually eased.
Nation May 12As Trump urges reopening, thousands getting sick on the job
Recent figures show a surge of infections in meatpacking and poultry-processing plants.
Nation May 04With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo
Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening this week for a likely vote to break up over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ pastors.
Health Apr 23Virus pushes U.S. unemployment toward highest since Depression
Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of work by the coronavirus.
Health Mar 23Texas moves to ban most abortions during virus outbreak
Abortion-rights leaders nationwide decried the tactic, saying it was an affront to women grappling with difficult decisions amid the disruptions of the pandemic.
Nation Feb 18Boy Scouts’ future uncertain after bankruptcy filing
The bankruptcy petition listed the Boy Scouts' assets as between $1 billion and $10 billion, and its liabilities at $500 million to $1 billion.
Arts Jan 14100 years later, prohibition’s legacy remains
Even with prohibition ending nearly a century ago, its impact on American politics continue to be seen.
Nation Dec 17Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts
The change brings excitement and some melancholy for members of the faith and may push the Boy Scouts closer to the brink of bankruptcy as it faces a new wave of sex abuse lawsuits.