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Cameron Sterling, center, son of Alton Sterling, who was killed by Baton Rouge police last Tuesday, speaks to the media outside the Triple S Food Mart, where his father was killed, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

ACLU, other groups sue police over Baton Rouge protests

BATON ROUGE, La. — Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge…

 

Lawyers for Mario Woods’ family downplay claims by City that officers acted legally when they killed him

Claims by San Francisco’s City Attorney that police acted lawfully when they…

 

Mario Woods autopsy shows meth and antidepressants in system, suffered more than 20 bullet wounds

Mario Woods had methamphetamine and antidepressants in his system, and suffered 20…

 

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, above, for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, famous for his blustery rhetoric…

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, above, for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
Edmond Juicy stands in front of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Same-sex marriage legal across United States, Supreme Court rules

All 50 states must legally recognize same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court ruled…

Edmond Juicy stands in front of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Elaine Davis, left, of North Charleston, and Kimmie Tomlinson, of Murrells Inlet, strike up a friendship meeting each other while visiting the sidewalk memorial at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The people of Charleston built a memorial and planned a vigil Friday to repudiate whatever a gunman would hope to accomplish by killing nine black community leaders inside one of the nation's most important African-American churches. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP/Curtis Compton)

Shootings highlight dark past for Charleston race relations

With a dark past and complicated present, race relations have always been…

Elaine Davis, left, of North Charleston, and Kimmie Tomlinson, of Murrells Inlet, strike up a friendship meeting each other while visiting the sidewalk memorial at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The people of Charleston built a memorial and planned a vigil Friday to repudiate whatever a gunman would hope to accomplish by killing nine black community leaders inside one of the nation's most important African-American churches. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP/Curtis Compton)
LeRoy King, best known as a San Francisco labor and civil rights leader, died Friday at age 91. COURTESY FAMILY OF LEROY KING

SF mourns death of LeRoy King, longtime civil rights and labor leader

Flags at San Francisco City Hall will be flown at half-staff from…

LeRoy King, best known as a San Francisco labor and civil rights leader, died Friday at age 91. COURTESY FAMILY OF LEROY KING
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerU.S. Rep. John Lewis

Framing the fight for the next generation

The 1-California bus wheezed up Sacramento Street and my 11-year-old daughter, Ava,…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerU.S. Rep. John Lewis

San Antonio adopts disputed gay rights measure

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio's leaders on Thursday approved anti-bias protections for…