Gender issues

Units march along Fifth Avenue as they take part in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 17, 2018, in New York. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of over 100 marching bands after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke briefly, calling it a "day of inclusion" and adding: "We're all immigrants." (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 18, 2018 - 5:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The luck of the Irish held throughout one of the world's longest parades as the 257th running of the St. Patrick's Day parade was carried out under sunny skies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it was his...
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March 16, 2018 - 1:14 pm
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Former women's hockey coach Shannon Miller was awarded nearly $3.75 million after suing the University of Minnesota Duluth for discrimination and retaliation. The federal jury on Thursday awarded Miller more than $744,000 for lost wages and benefits and $3 million for emotional...
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March 16, 2018 - 8:48 am
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded nearly $3.75 million to a former women's hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth for alleged discrimination and retaliation. The jury on Thursday awarded Shannon Miller more than $744,000 for lost wages and benefits and $3 million for...
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March 14, 2018 - 6:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's gender equality minister says fighting violence against women isn't just a top priority for French President Emmanuel Macron — it's the top priority. And one of the first targets is street harassment. In an interview at the United Nations, Marlene Schiappa said...
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FILE - This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Only one of 118 gender discrimination complaints made by women at Microsoft was found to have merit, according to unsealed court documents. The Seattle Times reports the records made public Monday, March 12, 2018, illustrate the scope of complaints from female employees in technical jobs in the U.S. between 2010 and 2016. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File)
March 14, 2018 - 6:21 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Only one of 118 gender discrimination complaints made by women at Microsoft was found to have merit, according to unsealed court documents. The Seattle Times reports the records made public Monday illustrate the scope of complaints from female employees in technical jobs in the U.S...
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FILE - This May 9, 2011 file photo shows the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in West Feliciana Parish, La. A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother claims Louisiana prison officers at the facility ordered her to remove her underwear and told her she would have to reveal her genitalia before she could leave. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 14, 2018 - 4:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother claims Louisiana prison officers ordered her to remove her underwear and told her she would have to reveal her genitalia before she could leave the facility. China Nelson, a 48-year-old New Orleans resident,...
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March 14, 2018 - 12:58 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Only one of 118 gender discrimination complaints made by women at Microsoft was found to have merit, according to unsealed court documents. The Seattle Times reports the records made public Monday illustrate the scope of complaints from female employees in technical jobs in the U.S...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday, March 8, 2018, after Chief Tony Tooke's resignation on Wednesday evening, after Tooke acknowledged that his own behavior was under investigation as the agency deals with sexual harassment and abuse incidents. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 2:53 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service faces "hard truths" about harassment and retaliation in its ranks following the departure of its chief amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the agency's newly-appointed leader said Friday. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen said in an...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:38 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Google is highlighting 12 female artists in its "doodle" to commemorate International Women's Day, and the online search leader launched a new tool that makes it easier to find local businesses that are owned, led or founded by women. The new tool will be a...
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