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  • Chick-fil-A: Culture war in a chicken sandwich? (+video)

    Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays and opposes gay marriage. Chicago and Boston politicians speak out against Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities. Christian conservatives call for a 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.'

  • Chick-fil-A dilemma: Uphold principles – or just sell chicken? (+video)

    Chick-fil-A president's public criticism of gay marriage have sparked a firestorm that could cut into the fast-food chain's profits. Boston's mayor and a Chicago alderman have vowed to fight the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities.

  • Colorado shooting draws attention to gun control (+video)

    The Colorado shooting at a movie theater last Friday, with legally purchased weapons, has left some wondering if there are sufficient restrictions in place for those looking to buy guns.  

  • Chick-fil-A: Gay marriage debate and fast-food chicken? Yup.

    Chick-fil-A president's comments on 'biblical definition' of family create firestorm among gay marriage supporters and opponents. Boston mayor wants to keep Chick-fil-A out of his city.

  • Super Bowl ad makes New York Mayor Bloomberg gun control king

    The gun control movement has faltered in recent years. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to spend his own fortune to buck that trend, most notably with a Super Bowl ad.

  • Occupy Boston deadline passes without eviction

    Occupy Boston deadline passes without eviction

    Two protesters were arrested after police said they moved a tent into a street and refused to move, blocking traffic. But there were no other serious confrontations between the demonstrators and supporters who gathered at the site as the deadline loomed.

  • Occupy movement's last big stand: Boston?

    Occupy movement's last big stand: Boston?

    With Occupiers cleared out of New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, and the status of the San Francisco camp in jeopardy, the last major encampment is Boston, which recently got a stay of eviction of up to two weeks. What do Occupiers do if they can't occupy public spaces anymore?

  • Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.

  • Education reform: Have business-savvy officials improved big-city schools?

    Education reform: Have business-savvy officials improved big-city schools?

    Big-city mayors have been turning to leaders from the business world to push their agenda of education reform. Critics say schools need leadership from educators.

  • Updates proposed for Christian Science Church's Boston plaza

    Updates proposed for Christian Science Church's Boston plaza

    The First Church of Christ, Scientist on Tuesday unveiled draft plans for changes to its Boston plaza, including constructing two new buildings and reducing the size of its reflecting pool.