Social Issues

Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tours the POET Biorefining Ethanol Facility, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Gowrie, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 17, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With friends like these, Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't need enemies. New York Attorney General Letitia James expressed exasperation on the "Pod Save America" podcast late Thursday over her fellow Democrat's decision to run for president. She told the audience that New Yorkers "need a...
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Busy Philipps attends a special screening of "Booksmart," at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 17, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Many people think they don't know anyone who's had an abortion, actress and TV host Busy Philipps tweeted earlier this week, "but #youknowme." So, she urged, "let's share it and start to end the shame." On her E! show "Busy Tonight," she shared her own story of her abortion when she was 15. "I'm...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, provided by the Nicaraguan National Police, prisoners detained and imprisoned during the recent uprisings against the government of President Daniel Ortega, are shown to the press in Managua, Nicaragua. At left is Eddy Antonio Montes Praslin, who was killed on Thursday, May 16, 2019, by a bullet in a prison north of the capital amid disturbances that left six prison officials injured, Nicaragua's interior ministry said. (Nicaraguan National Police via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 2:11 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Seventeen people who were arrested in previous anti-government protests were wounded in a prison disturbance in which a 57-year-old Nicaraguan-American dual national was shot dead, a lawyer for several inmates said Friday. Attorney Yonarqui Martínez also said three student...
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Singer Tony Bennett performs at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration at Battery Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 17, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when families have been separated at the Mexican border and children placed in cages, the country's poet laureate is invoking an old and welcoming spirit for those seeking to live in the United States. Tracy K. Smith's "Harbor," commissioned for this week's opening of the...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Democrats in the House are poised to approve sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation “closer to equal liberty and justice for all.’’ (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 17, 2019 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, GP Alan Tutin, is photographed at court, in London. A former British doctor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for groping female patients including a 12-year-old child. Alan Tutin assaulted victims at the Merrow Park Practice in Guildford, 35 miles, southwest of London between 1980 and 2004. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 1:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — A former British doctor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for groping female patients including a 12-year-old child. Alan Tutin assaulted victims at the Merrow Park Practice in Guildford, 35 miles (55 kilometers) southwest of London, between 1980 and 2004. Judge Nigel Peters...
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Lawmakers attend a polling at the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 17, 2019. German lawmakers have approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel and describing its methods as anti-Semitic. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 11:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel, describing its methods as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Nazi-era calls to boycott Jews. The motion called on the German government not to support events organized...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., responds to a question during a Hispanics in Politics event at the Dona Maria Tamales restaurant in Las Vegas, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 9:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Thursday cast President Donald Trump's immigration proposal as a "short-sighted" plan that overlooks immigrant families and categorizes people into a hierarchy. Harris, speaking to members of Nevada's Latino community and Democrats...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, immigrants from Central America seeking asylum board a bus in San Antonio. The Trump administration has alerted two counties in Florida to prepare for an influx of immigrants at the border. The federal government is planning to transport more than 100 immigrants a week to Broward and Palm Beach counties, two predominately Democratic counties in Florida. The administration is providing no funding to house or feed them. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 16, 2019 - 9:20 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in South Florida say they are preparing for an influx of immigrants being sent by the federal government as the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border grows rapidly. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said Thursday that officials in his community...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019 file photo, cars and trucks line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas. A 2½-year-old Guatemalan child has died after crossing the border, becoming the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by the Border Patrol since December and raising new alarms about the treatment of migrant families seeking asylum in the United States. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
May 16, 2019 - 8:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December. "The death of a single child in custody of our...
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