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To Be More Inclusive, City Renames 'Good Friday'

Bloomington, Indiana, changes Columbus Day, too

(Newser) - Bloomington, Indiana, city employees will indeed get paid time off for Good Friday and Columbus Day in 2017, but the holidays won't go by those names anymore. Mayor John Hamilton on Friday announced via memo that as a way to "demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity," the days... More »

Missing Student's Parents Sue 3 of Her Classmates

Lauren Spierer was with them the night she disappeared

(Newser) - The parents of an Indiana University student who went missing two years ago are now suing three men she was with that night—all fellow students. Lauren Spierer's parents hope the lawsuit, which their lawyer says comes "with great reluctance," will bring to light more information about... More »

Atlanta Tops Gayest-Cities List

College towns Burlington, Bloomington among Advocate 's top 5

(Newser) - Using criteria like the number of same-sex-couple households per capita, gay elected officials, gay bars and gay films among Netflix favorites, the Advocate crowns Atlanta as the gayest city in the US. Some reasons why, and the rest of the top five:
  • Though “Georgia isn’t the most gay-friendly
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