Social issues

January 24, 2020 - 9:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in northern Russia on Friday fined two Jehovah's Witnesses convicted of extremism related to their membership of the religious group, Russian media reported citing court filings. Roman Markin and Victor Trofimov were fined the equivalent of $4,850 and $5,600 for “carrying out...
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Harvey Weinstein gets into a vehicle as he leaves the courthouse following the second day of his rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 24, 2020 - 5:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the defense's go-to question at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial: If the once-revered Hollywood mogul is a revolting sexual predator, as prosecutors and scores of women allege, why did some of his accusers keep interacting with him for years after their alleged assaults?...
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Protesters stage a sit-in at Tahrir Square during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
January 24, 2020 - 4:16 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an influential, radical Shiite cleric gathered Friday in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened anti-US sentiment after a drone strike ordered by Washington earlier this month killed a top Iranian...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden kisses Penny Cordes during a campaign event on foreign policy at a VFW post Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Osage, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 24, 2020 - 2:04 am
OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — As Joe Biden wrapped a bus tour of Iowa this week, the elderly crowd gathered at VFW Hall 7920 was a stark reminder of the former vice president's struggle to attract young people. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, needs to strengthen his standing with older voters. Elizabeth Warren has...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, faith leaders pray with President Donald Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church in Miami. As he heads into the 2020 election, Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address the March for Life when he takes the stage Friday at the annual anti-abortion gathering. The move is Trump's latest nod to the white Evangelical, conservative Christian voters who have proven to be among his most loyal backers. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 24, 2020 - 2:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just four years ago that a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump's Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete with footage from a 1999 interview in which he declared, “I am pro-choice in every respect." Now, as he heads into the...
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January 24, 2020 - 1:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move. Nonprofit organizations and some tech activists plan to protest Friday...
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Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)
January 23, 2020 - 9:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest. Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in...
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A female migrant carrying a child moves away from Mexican National Guards blocking the passage of a group of Central American migrants near Tapachula, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala Thursday after a days-long standoff with security forces. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
January 23, 2020 - 9:07 pm
FRONTERA HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Eight hundred Central American migrants were rounded up and hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents after crossing into the country early Thursday and walking for hours along a rural highway. The migrants had stopped for the day at a...
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Actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 23, 2020 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in his...
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FILE- This Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, shows a 3D printed gun called the Liberator, in Austin, Texas. Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.  New York Attorney General Tish James is helping to lead the coalition, which filed the lawsuit Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 23, 2020 - 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition of...
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