Sandhya Somashekhar

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Testimony does not clarify some of the most crucial details of the confrontation between Michael Brown and officer Darren Wilson.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Barilla made a dramatic turnaround a year after its CEO said he wouldn’t feature a same-sex couple in an ad.

  • Nov 19, 2014

Protesters aim to keep pricking the consciousness of whites and the political establishment.

  • Nov 11, 2014

Steve Stenger won his race Tuesday, despite a high-profile campaign to defeat him by local African Americans upset over his handling of the police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson.

  • Nov 5, 2014

Those who openly serve as a transgender person risk discharge under a longstanding ban.

  • Oct 27, 2014

For African Americans in Ferguson — outraged by their leaders’ response to the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown — Democratic candidates may no longer be the automatic choice.

  • Oct 14, 2014

The Supreme Court is likely to weigh in on whether the new laws violate women’s right to an abortion.

  • Oct 3, 2014

Schools have scrambled to adopt policies for students who want to compete on teams that correspond with their preferred gender.

  • Oct 2, 2014

The Army private serving 35 years for leaking military secrets says the military has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligation to provide treatment for her gender dysphoria.

  • Sep 23, 2014

Advocates looking beyond the marriage movement turn their focus to advances at the local level.

  • Sep 10, 2014
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