Social Issues

Israelis from the Druze community participate in a rally against Israel's Jewish Nation bill in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Thousands of members of Israel's Druze minority and their Jewish supporters packed a central Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines Israel's non-Jewish citizens. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
August 04, 2018 - 2:51 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of members of Israel's Druze minority and their Jewish supporters, some chanting "equality," packed a central Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines Israel's non-Jewish citizens. It marked the first...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo Elie Wiesel is photographed in his office in New York. Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial says Elie Wiesel has died at 87. Romanian police on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 began an investigation after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on the house of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in northwest Romania. The probe was launched Saturday after comments were scrawled overnight on Wiesel’s small house, a protected historical monument_ in the town of Sighetu Marmatiei. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
August 04, 2018 - 1:23 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police began an investigation Saturday after anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on the house of late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in northwest Romania. The probe was launched after comments in bright pink paint were scrawled overnight on Wiesel's small house— a...
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August 04, 2018 - 12:51 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A 28-year-old woman wearing a face veil has become the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new law banning such garments in public places. Danish news agency Ritzau reported that police were called Friday to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of 46,000 close to...
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August 04, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the mothers of three transgender teens in Ohio said in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that a county judge has shown a disturbing pattern and practice of not allowing transgender children to legally change their names, refusals that can prove harmful and violates...
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In this July 24, 2018, photo, U.S. House candidate Ed Case and his wife, Audrey Case, greet evening commuters while campaigning in Honolulu. The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as incumbent U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa runs for governor instead of re-election. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
August 04, 2018 - 12:30 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The seat representing Honolulu in Congress is open for anyone's taking, as the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, runs for governor instead of re-election. Seven candidates are seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in Saturday's primary in this deep-blue state, including the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, right, and then-assistant coach Zach Smith, left, gesture from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Ohio State expects to open fall camp as scheduled on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, but without coach Urban Meyer. Meyer was put on administrative leave on Wednesday, Aug. 1 over the handling of a longtime assistant who has been accused of domestic violence. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be running the team while Ohio State investigates claims that Meyer’s wife knew about 2015 allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 04, 2018 - 9:53 am
Urban Meyer is insisting that he properly handled 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches at the time, though he acknowledged he was not forthright with reporters when questioned him last week about the claims. The assistant Meyer fired, Zach Smith, also spoke up...
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August 04, 2018 - 8:06 am
CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it will resume oil shipments through the Bab al-Mandeb strait after they were temporarily halted following attacks by Yemen's Shiite rebels. Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih is quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency as saying shipments through the narrow strait,...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 04, 2018 - 12:28 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a message about the U.S. criminal justice system. Speaking to a historically black college, she delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist ... front to back." The...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 03, 2018 - 9:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist ... I mean front to back." The Massachusetts senator identified some of the...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, a woman walks past the game of Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Japanese medical university’s alleged systematic deduction of entrance exam scores only from female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and invited criticisms from Cabinet officials. The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants’ entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low, on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Japan plate reads: "Tokyo Medical University." (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 9:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to deny them entry and ensure fewer women became doctors. The manipulation...
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