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Pentagon said poised to lift military's transgender ban

Jul 14, 2015

Pentagon said poised to lift military's transgender ban

Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the U.S. military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press. An announcement is ...

Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

Jul 13, 2015

Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

New York City is hosting its first parade honoring people with disabilities. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday to kick off the inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade. He said he was proud of the city being a national leader in supporting rights for disabled ...

Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

Jul 12, 2015

Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence

Like her classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story. And not just for Scout Finch. “Go Set a Watchman” is set in the famous fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the mid-1950s, 20 ...

Latinos, as expected, now outnumber whites in California

Jul 9, 2015

Latinos, as expected, now outnumber whites in California

The long-expected moment when Latinos surpass whites as California’s largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June, Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014. As ...