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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, then California Gov. Jerry Brown talks during an interview in Sacramento, Calif. California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors faces its second legal challenge. Pacific Legal Foundation sued in federal court on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, arguing that the law violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 13, 2019 - 11:34 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors is facing a second legal challenge. The law requires publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards by year’s end. By 2021, boards with...
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This image released by FX shows Billy Porter in a scene from "Pose." A new study by the advocacy group GLAAD says that TV is building on its record of inclusiveness. GLAAD said Thursday that the percentage of LGBTQ major characters on broadcast networks reached an all-time high this season of just over 10%. “Pose” and “Batwoman” are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. (JoJo Whilden/FX via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 11:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on prime-time broadcast TV this season reached an all-time...
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Twins Amir, right, and Milo Klatzkin, 3, put on their "I Voted" stickers after their father Barry Klatzkin, left, voted at a polling site in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. New York's first election with early voting is reaching its conclusion as people across the state cast ballots in county and municipal races. With no federal or statewide contests on the ballot Tuesday, turnout is expected to be low, but this year's contests are serving as a rehearsal for next year's blockbuster presidential race. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 06, 2019 - 1:21 am
Voters in the West took a dim view of taxes, while New Yorkers backed a new way to elect some of their leaders and a New Jersey city cracked down on Airbnb. Tucson voters seemed uninterested in becoming a sanctuary city, and those in Washington weighed whether to roll back limits on affirmative...
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A voter drops a ballot into a ballot drop box Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Seattle. Voters in Washington state have a crowded ballot to fill out for this week's election, with a referendum on affirmative action and an initiative on the price of car tabs among the things they are being asked to decide. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 05, 2019 - 10:41 pm
Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington give voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action. Among the...
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A voter drops a ballot into a ballot drop box Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Seattle. Voters in Washington state have a crowded ballot to fill out for this week's election, with a referendum on affirmative action and an initiative on the price of car tabs among the things they are being asked to decide. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 05, 2019 - 8:58 pm
Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington give voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action. Among the...
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A voter drops a ballot into a ballot drop box Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Seattle. Voters in Washington state have a crowded ballot to fill out for this week's election, with a referendum on affirmative action and an initiative on the price of car tabs among the things they are being asked to decide. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 05, 2019 - 7:47 pm
Voters in the West are deciding several ballot measures Tuesday, including one that would make Tucson, Arizona, a sanctuary city and initiatives that would legalize sports betting in Colorado and an affirmative action referendum in Washington state. Among the highlights: ARIZONA Voters in the...
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A voter drops a ballot into a ballot drop box Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Seattle. Voters in Washington state have a crowded ballot to fill out for this week's election, with a referendum on affirmative action and an initiative on the price of car tabs among the things they are being asked to decide. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 05, 2019 - 11:50 am
Voters in the West are deciding several ballot measures Tuesday, including one that would make Tucson, Arizona, a sanctuary city and initiatives that would legalize sports betting in Colorado and an affirmative action referendum in Washington state. Among the highlights: ARIZONA People in Tucson...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. He was 82. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston File)
October 28, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, has died. He was 82. The Pulaski County coroner said Walker died at his Little Rock home Monday...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. He was 82. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston File)
October 28, 2019 - 3:09 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, has died. He was 82. The Pulaski County coroner said Walker died at his Little Rock home Monday...
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October 23, 2019 - 1:58 pm
MADRID (AP) — Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted...
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