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Spy agencies urged to fix open secret: A lack of diversity

May. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The peril that National Security Agency staff wanted to discuss with their director didn’t involve terrorists or enemy nations. It was something closer to home: racism and cultural misunderstandings inside America’s largest intelligence service. The NSA and...

Study: Gender hiring up, number of Black players fall in MLB

May. 18, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

A study examining diversity hiring practices finds Major League Baseball with rising gender scores but also a three-decade low for Black players on opening day rosters. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida issued an overall...

Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

May. 16, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech. A first-term Republican from deep-red Wyoming, Lummis said in Saturday's speech in Laramie that...

49ers WR hopes Kaepernick workout prepares him for Lance

May. 12, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco rookie receiver Danny Gray found the ideal workout partner before the draft to prepare him to play with the 49ers' strong-armed quarterback, Trey Lance. It just happened to be a former 49ers quarterback known for his his ability to throw...

Blank laments not building diversity, won't miss bureaucracy

May. 11, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outgoing University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she regrets that campus diversity hasn’t increased. Blank is set to leave her post on May 27 to become president of Northwestern University. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that...

New report addresses barriers faced by Massachusetts Latinos

May. 11, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While the diverse Latino population in Massachusetts continues to struggle through the pre-pandemic issues of reduced educational and economic opportunity, and health care disparities, there is reason for optimism, according to a new report released Wednesday. Even...

Tokyo to recognize same-sex unions but not as legal marriage

May. 11, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital has announced it will start recognizing same-sex partnerships to ease the burdens faced by residents in their daily lives, but the unions will not be considered legal marriages. Support for sexual diversity has grown slowly in Japan, but legal...

Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at 94

May. 09, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94. Decter, the...

As diversity rises, US boards still disproportionately white

May. 05, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the push to get U.S. boardrooms to look more like companies’ customers and employees, advocates are finally seeing just how steep the task will be. Boards of directors at publicly traded U.S. companies are much more white and much less diverse than the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 29, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Car taxes in Connecticut are unfair Let’s get right to it: The way car taxes are imposed in Connecticut is simply not fair. How can they be when the same car with the same value is taxed differently...