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NBA Weighs in on Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Amid NFL, Governor Clash

As Texas lawmakers mull a controversial transgender “bathroom bill” similar to North Carolina’s law that outraged top sports leagues, the NBA said Thursday that making sure its fans are treated “fairly and equally” is a key factor in determining which states it chooses to host key events – including future NBA All-Star Games. Entitled “Texas Senate Bill

Basketball or bathrooms: The Tar Heel state is stuck

John Moody, RALEIGH –  You would think reasonable people could find compromise, especially on a fine, warm winter day, in a city named for a gracious nobleman, a place gracious and noble in its own right. But questions of personal choice – once just that, personal – have flared into an angry showdown between two

In heartland Iowa, Trump vows to help farmers, urban minorities alike

Donald Trump walked a political tightrope Saturday — promising in heartland Iowa to help farmers across the country by cutting taxes and federal regulations while continuing his stark appeal to potentially disaffected minority voters in U.S. inner cities. “We are going to end this war on the American farmer,” Trump told the crowd at Iowa

Peter Thiel’s Republicans Depart from Reagan

Star Parker, The primetime airing of remarks of billionaire technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention was no accident. Thiel was given a starring role at the convention to make some things clear. That although lip service may be paid in the party platform to traditional, biblical values and opposition to gay marriage,

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte

The NBA has decided to move its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, N.C., in opposition to North Carolina’s House Bill 2 that limits anti-discrimination protections in the state. According to a statement released by the league Thursday, the NBA will announce a new location for the 2017 All-Star Game in the coming weeks, and begin

GOP convention crews scramble on tight timetable, as set design unveiled

Republican National Convention crews are working essentially around the clock to get the Cleveland venue ready for the July 18 start, event organizers said Tuesday, giving a glimpse into the scramble to deliver on what Donald Trump promises will be a star-powered convention like no other. The race to finish was on full display Tuesday,