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Asked Sunday whether there is room in the party for people who are pro-life, the staunchly pro-choice House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi responded, "Of course." (Associated Press/File)

Abortion question opens rift among Democrats over direction of party

Some higher-ups in the Democratic Party are taking a softer tone on abortion in a bid to win back the blue-collar voters who spurned Hillary Clinton at the ballot box, revealing a schism between the economic populists and cultural liberals over the direction of the party. Published April 24, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks with reporters about Democratic objections to the GOP agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 30, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Nancy Pelosi: 'Of course' Democrats can be pro-life

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi downplayed the significance of the right to an abortion as a cause that unites Democrats, emphasizing instead the party's stance on economic policy and commitment to the working class. Published April 23, 2017

Thomas Klocke killed himself on June 2, just days after the University of Texas at Arlington meted out his punishment for allegedly making anti-gay remarks to a gay student. The 24-year-old denied the accusation at the time and said he was the one being harassed, but never received a fair hearing. His father, Wayne Klocke, has filed a lawsuit against the university. (Wikipedia)

Father files lawsuit against late son's college

A male student took his own life last year after he was accused of sexual misconduct and punished by his university without a fair trial, according to a lawsuit brought by the deceased's father. Published April 12, 2017

A man holds a U.S. and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 16, 2015, after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

North Carolina considers legislation to roll back gay marriage

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are considering legislation that would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman, declaring the U.S. Supreme Court decision creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage "null and void." Published April 12, 2017

A Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant in Atlanta is seen here on July 19, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Students fear new Chick-fil-A will create unsafe space on campus

Students at Duquesne University are petitioning their school to reconsider a plan to bring Chick-fil-A to campus, arguing the fast-food restaurant's support for traditional marriage would create an unsafe environment for gay students. Published April 11, 2017