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Florida professors cite fear of state politicians on campus

Dec. 07, 2021 21:01 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida professors say fear of upsetting state politicians pervades the campus to the point that race-related references have been edited out of course materials and faculty members have been restricted from participating in outside activities that challenge the...

Missouri abortion opponents seek more restrictions in 2022

Dec. 03, 2021 13:00 PM EST

Missouri legislators who oppose legal abortion are preparing an aggressive list of bills for the 2022 General Assembly that convenes in January. Proposals include requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before an abortion and raising criminal penalties for illegal...

Women's tennis' China stance could be unique, cost millions

Dec. 02, 2021 18:58 PM EST

WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not set out to lead the way for how sports should confront China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there because of concerns about former Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being. ...

WTA to AP: Loss of China events over Peng could go past '22

Dec. 02, 2021 05:23 AM EST

The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, the head of the women's professional...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

WTA remains "concerned' about Peng's ability to speak freely

Nov. 27, 2021 22:38 PM EST

Steve Simon, the head of the WTA, says he remains “deeply concerned” about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and her ability to “communicate freely, openly and directly" after allegations that a powerful politician forced her to have sex. Peng, a...

Virginia school system returns books it pulled after outcry

Nov. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system said Tuesday it was returning two books to library shelves, two months after they were pulled for a formal review prompted by complaints that they contained obscene sexual material. Committees that included...

Missouri school returning LGBTQ books to shelves

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri school district will return two LGBTQ-themed books to high school shelves Monday following outcry. The North Kansas City School District said it's returning “All Boys Aren’t Blue” and “Fun Home,” according to a...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EST

The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. Nov. 17, 2021. Editorial: Audit plan is good outline for elections A key point about elections: Auditing the results is not about appeasing a losing candidate. The purpose is to ensure the integrity of results --...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 17, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 13, 2021. Editorial: Banning drilling under county parks still misguided Allegheny County Council is once again considering a bill to ban natural gas drilling under county parks. And once again, we believe the move is...