Social Issues

Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum addresses his supporters after Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum defeated former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and four other candidates. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by choosing his African-...
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Andrew Gillum with his wife, R. Jai Gillum at his side addresses his supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 4:10 pm
With Andrew Gillum's upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump. Gillum, Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland were all aided in...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general’s office to suspend its probe into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by movie producer Weinstein. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general's office to suspend its investigation into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Barbara Underwood confirmed Wednesday...
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Pope Francis salutes as he arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 29, 2018 - 12:06 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The author of the bombshell accusation that Pope Francis covered up sex abuse broke his silence Wednesday and insisted he didn't act out of revenge or anger but out of love for the Catholic Church. In comments carried on the blog of Italian journalist Aldo Maria Valli,...
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Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, right, speaks to supporters with his wife, Casey, at an election party after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
August 29, 2018 - 11:54 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Rep. Ron DeSantis' Florida governor campaign says his comments about Democrat Andrew Gillum that have drawn criticism were directed at Gillum's policies and not...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul’s hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit’s Ford Field on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Franklin did so much for music, women’s rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe how many things Franklin did that made the world a better place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 11:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Swift honored Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence during a concert in the Queen of Soul's hometown. Swift told a sold-out crowd at Detroit's Ford Field on Tuesday that Franklin did so much for music, women's rights and civil rights. Swift said words could never describe...
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August 29, 2018 - 10:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers on Greece's ferries are to hold a 24-hour strike next Monday in a pay dispute linked to the end of the country's international bailouts. The strike is expected to halt all ferry services Greece's between islands and the mainland. The Panhellenic Seafarers' Federation...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis is caught in pensive mood during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, with his 11-page testimony, have thrown Francis' 5-year papacy into crisis. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 29, 2018 - 10:29 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the accusation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The author of the bombshell accusation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis has broken his silence and insisted he didn't act out of revenge or anger but out of love for...
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Jury President Guillermo del Toro poses for photographers at the photo call for the Jury at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 29, 2018 - 10:20 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro says a push for gender equality in Hollywood "is beyond a gesture, it's a need." The Mexican director was speaking Wednesday at the Venice International Film Festival, where he is head of this year's jury. In a passionate speech during the jury press...
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August 29, 2018 - 8:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britons who were sent overseas as children under state-approved programs from 1945 to 1970 are suing the British government over the abuse and neglect they suffered. In March a child abuse inquiry ordered the government compensate 2,000 survivors of programs that sent poor children...
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