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In 1955 she was kicked out of the Air Force for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back.

In 1955 she was kicked out of the Air Force for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back.

The barracks were thick with anxious whispers and rumors, but she figured there was nothing incriminating about leaving the air base for a sandwich.On a Friday night in 1955, Airman Second Class Helen Grace James and another female service member lef...
Published: 01/11/18

‘Trump effect’ wears off as migrants resume their push north

Migrant shelters along the southern border are filling up again. Immigration lawyers in the region say their caseloads are spiking. Across the Southwest, border officers are stopping more than 1,000 people a day.Just months after border apprehensions...
Published: 01/10/18

Teacher handcuffed, removed from Louisiana school board meeting

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana teacher was removed from a school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period. The teacher’s union and the ACLU are investigating and two board members are comp...
Published: 01/10/18
6 dead as mudslides add misery to fire-ravaged Southern California

6 dead as mudslides add misery to fire-ravaged Southern California

MONTECITO, Calif. — At least six people were killed and homes were torn from their foundations Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. R...
Published: 01/09/18
North Korea agrees to send athletes to Winter Olympics, South says

North Korea agrees to send athletes to Winter Olympics, South says

SEOUL — North Korea has agreed to send a delegation of athletes and supporters to the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea next month, announced Seoul’s participants to the talks on Tuesday.There was no immediate confirmation from the northern s...
Published: 01/09/18
SCOTUS hears case about Florida-Georgia water dispute, won’t hear cases about police shooting, treehouse

SCOTUS hears case about Florida-Georgia water dispute, won’t hear cases about police shooting, treehouse

The Supreme Court Monday heard arguments in one Florida-centric case and declined to hear two others, effectively ending lengthy court battles — and possibly sidestepping key Constitutional questions.Water battleThe Court agreed to hear the case of F...
Published: 01/08/18
Photos: Princess Charlotte heads to first day at nursery school

Photos: Princess Charlotte heads to first day at nursery school

LONDON — Kensington Palace has released two images of Princess Charlotte as she begins her first day at nursery school. The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another. The images were taken...
Published: 01/08/18
Trump administration to end provisional residency for 200,000 Salvadorans

Trump administration to end provisional residency for 200,000 Salvadorans

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration will announce Monday that it intends to cancel the provisional residency permits of about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them vulnerable to deportation, according t...
Published: 01/08/18
Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph at black-draped Globes

Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph at black-draped Globes

With a red carpet dyed black by women actors dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era.Oprah Winfrey led the charge. "For too long wom...
Published: 01/07/18
Updated: 01/08/18
Florida-Georgia water wars lawsuit goes to Supreme Court

Florida-Georgia water wars lawsuit goes to Supreme Court

APALACHICOLA — Every 45 seconds or so, oystermen plunge their long-handled tongs into the shallow blue-gray waters of Apalachicola Bay, rake the bottom and deposit meager-looking piles on the bow of their flat-bottomed boat. A gloved co-worker culls ...
Published: 01/07/18