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Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Oscar Pistorius looks ahead as he sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent and…

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm
Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stretches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's an NFL fact of life: If a player has talent, a team can find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field …

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm Related
MARC CHASE: Blurred lines a wake-up call for media

MARC CHASE: Blurred lines a wake-up call for media

Every now and again, my broader industry needs a good jolt back to center after stepping over the line of decency.

January 07, 2014 12:00 am
Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

HOUSTON | Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig touted the progress the league has made in racial hiring practices while stressing his desire to increase the number of black players in the sport.

June 19, 2013 7:24 pm
Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

Houston hosts MLB diversity business summit

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig speaks to attendees of the league's Diversity Business Summit, a sports diversity employment and business opportunity trade fair, Wednesday in Houston.

June 19, 2013 7:24 pm
Brown v. Board site to mark anniversary of ruling

Brown v. Board site to mark anniversary of ruling

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site will display a black doll used in a series of famous race studies to mark the 59th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended legal segregation in public schools.

May 16, 2013 12:00 am

Carter blasts black men for abandoning famlies they help create

SCHERERVILLE | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said young African-American males commit the majority of crimes in Lake County, especially in the county’s three urban areas of East Chicago, Hammond and Gary.

October 12, 2012 9:15 pm
Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

TAMPA, Fla. | Seizing the Republican National Convention spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised Wednesday night Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.

August 29, 2012 4:00 pm
GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.

August 29, 2012 3:12 pm

Republicans nominate Romney, lambaste Obama

TAMPA, Fla. | Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention scripted to propel him into a close race for the White House in tough economic times.

August 28, 2012 5:20 pm
FBI says end near in civil rights-era prosecutions

FBI says end near in civil rights-era prosecutions

Every time we think we've seen the last of the trials for civil rights-era atrocities, it seems, prosecutors will parade some stooped, white-haired defendant before the cameras in shackles.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NFL maintains diversity hiring practice standards

ORLANDO | The NFL is getting high marks for its diverse hiring practices.

September 15, 2011 3:15 pm

House Dems to present own redistricting plan

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democrats will propose their own redistricting maps Thursday to counter Republican-drawn districts Democrats say may run afoul of federal law.

April 13, 2011 7:15 pm
Curly haired Muppet is role model for little girls

Curly haired Muppet is role model for little girls

A plucky little muppet in a pretty pink dress, her brown hair a perky 'fro, is helping little girls — and their moms — to accept themselves just the way they are by loving their hair.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Even in Chicago, they wanted more from Obama

Even in Chicago, they wanted more from Obama

CHICAGO | Even in President Barack Obama's hometown, they had hoped for more.

October 07, 2010 12:00 am

On Islam and America, misunderstandings on both sides

The controversy over the building of the Park 51 Islamic Center has triggered a heated debate over the open wound the Sept. 11 attacks left in lower Manhattan.

September 19, 2010 12:00 am

Emanuel, Jackson discuss Chicago mayoral race

WASHINGTON | White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel met privately Wednesday night with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to discuss the Chicago mayor's race, sources close to Emanuel and Jackson said Thursday.

September 17, 2010 12:00 am

Brady has little to say on immigration 'crisis'

BERWYN, Ill. | The Republican candidate for Illinois governor, state Sen. Bill Brady, said Wednesday he doesn't support amnesty for illegal immigrants, but he wouldn't say much else about immigration reform.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am
Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

CHICAGO | Two days after Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek a seventh term, a group of Latino activists pondered an idea that seemed implausible the last time Chicago chose a new leader: An outcome decided by Latinos.

September 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Suicide car bombing in southern Russia kills 17

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia | Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blamed extremists "without souls, without hearts" for a suicide car bombing that killed 17 people Thursday in the crowded central market of a city in the North Caucasus.

September 09, 2010 4:01 pm
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