As Supreme Court Opens, How Far Right Will Justices Move?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court began a potentially contentious election-year term Monday in seeming general agreement that juries in state criminal trials must be unanimous to convict a defendant. The justices took up a quirk of constitutional law, a 47-yea...
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‘Riverdale’ to Receive Award From Gay Rights Education Group

LOS ANGELES — The cast and creators of "Riverdale" will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show's portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting. The group cited the show's "groundbreaking storytelling about LGBTQ relation...
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Modesto City Council Bans Weapons, Masks at Rallies

 Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats, and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits part...
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Nicki Minaj Pulls out of Saudi Arabia Concert

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better ed...
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50 Years After Stonewall, LGBT Rights Are a Work in Progress

NEW YORK — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. "Mobs of gays and lesbians were running around angry and confused, but we all knew that something had sparked a change in our world. We've come...