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HBO plans at least 2 more seasons of 'Game of Thrones'

Written by WiG Monday, 14 April 2014 08:09

"Game of Thrones" rules.

HBO has renewed the epic fantasy series for two more years. The network promised more "dazzling storytelling" in those fifth and sixth seasons.

Police release woman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 12 April 2014 14:41

Alison Michelle Ernst was wearing a blonde wig when she allegedly threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton, who ducked it. Unfazed, Clinton made a couple of jokes and continued her speech.

A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday.

Book delves into lives of gay Indiana steelworkers

Written by JOSEPH S. PETE,
The Times
Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:29

Two women who worked at a local steel mill hid a secret from their co-workers — they lived together and were romantically involved.

But one sunk deeper into depression until her partner returned home one night to find her with a gun in her mouth.

Appeals court hears arguments today in Utah marriage equality case

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:21
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Arguments will be heard today in the Utah marriage equality case.

With its recent string of high-profile victories in federal court, the gay marriage movement is hoping to build momentum to help it attain its long-held goal: A Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

Obama: Voting rights in U.S. under withering attack

Written by The Associated Press Sunday, 13 April 2014 14:05
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President Barack Obama said the Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of a historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and other minorities.

Federal judge orders Indiana to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage

Written by The Associated Press Friday, 11 April 2014 05:53

A federal judge has ordered Indiana to recognize the out-of-state marriage of a gay couple before one of the women dies of cancer. The decision, specific to the couple, doesn't affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young in Evansville granted the request by Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler for a temporary restraining order that forces Indiana to recognize "this particular couple's out of state marriage," said Paul Castillo, an attorney for the national gay rights group Lambda Legal, who represented them.

Hey sports fans: new LGBT sports talk radio show to launch

Written by The AP Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:36

The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who this week became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player.

Seemingly perfect timing for a sports talk show about LGBT issues to debut just four days after that news broke. But the philosophy behind the weekly program on SiriusXM is that such stories are common.

UMass guard Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Written by The AP Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:06

UMass guard Derrick Gordon has come out as gay, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball in the NCAA.

Gordon came out on April 9 in interviews with ESPN and Outsports. He is a sophomore with UMass and was the fourth-leading scorer with 9.4 points per game in the last season.

Abortion in rape cases exposes rifts in anti-choice movement

Written by The Associated Press Sunday, 13 April 2014 07:33

Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts — one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement.

President Obama's remarks at the LBJ Library at the Civil Rights Summit

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:13

President Barack Obama addressed the Civil Rights Summit on April 10 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. The following is a transcript of his remarks, delivered at about 12:15 p.m. CDT:

Thank you.  Thank you very much. Thank you so much. Please, please, have a seat.  Thank you. 

Nebraska city creates rent permits to counter illegal immigration

Written by The AP Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:29

Four years after Fremont residents first voted to impose restrictions on illegal immigration, the small Nebraska city will finally start requiring renters to get a $5 permit today (April 10).

Earlier this year, nearly 60 percent of voters in the conservative city of about 26,000 again backed the housing restrictions that require renters to swear they have legal permission to live in the United States and prohibit landlords from renting to anyone without a city permit.

Businesses grab up next year's visas for highly skilled workers

Written by The AP Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:17

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced this week.

The agency had been accepting applications just since April 1 for the 2015 fiscal year quota of the highly coveted H-1B visas, which are used for computer programmers, engineers and other skilled workers employed in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere.