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Battle lines drawn in Senate over Trump's looming Supreme Court pick

World / Politics Jun 29, 2018

Battle lines drawn in Senate over Trump's looming Supreme Court pick

The battle over President Donald Trump's choice to fill a coming Supreme Court vacancy, an appointment with far-reaching consequences for American society, kicked off in the Senate Thursday as Democrats vowed against the odds to fight any Republican nominee. Justice Anthony Kennedy's announced departure at ...

A divided Costa Rica votes in runoff fought over gay rights

World / Politics Apr 2, 2018

A divided Costa Rica votes in runoff fought over gay rights

Voters in Costa Rica were deciding in an Easter Sunday runoff whether to elect conservative Christian singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz their next president, a result that could mark a sharp turn from the current government's embrace of gay rights. Best known for religious dance songs ...

'Stonewall': We need to talk about Danny

Film / Reviews Dec 28, 2016

'Stonewall': We need to talk about Danny

by Kaori Shoji

"Stonewall" is a bit of a head-scratcher. A fictional account of the 1969 Stonewall riots — a series of events that subsequently triggered the gay rights movement in America — it's directed by Hollywood's resident disaster-movie specialist, Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day," "The Day After ...