Social issues

Governor Greg Abbott unveils his plan to enhance school safety during a press conference at Dallas Independent School District headquarters in Dallas, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put a bigger focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a deadly shooting at a high school near Houston. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a shooting at a high school near Houston that left 10...
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks at a news conference Wednesday, May 30, 2018, announcing that her office dismissed felony computer data tampering charges against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. Greitens announced his resignation Tuesday, May 29, 2018, effective on Friday. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
May 30, 2018 - 6:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Even in surrender, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going out fighting. When he steps down Friday, the former Navy SEAL officer will be conceding political defeat amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign violations while still defiantly asserting that he's done...
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May 30, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York rape case against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the indictment Wednesday. He says it brings the...
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U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks after delivering her signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State's office Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix. McSally is officially running as a Republican for U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Women running for office have crossed another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate. In the two major parties, 42 women are expected to have qualified for 19 Senate seats. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 30, 2018 - 5:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A record number of women are running for the U.S. Senate this year, and their stiff challenge is winning enough seats to dramatically diversify a chamber long dominated by men. Many face uphill campaigns and two Democratic incumbents in particular among the 23 women in the...
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May 30, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office is dismissing President Donald Trump's latest claim that she's an "MS-13 lover" as simply not true. The Democratic leader's spokesman pointed to a fact-checker's report rating Trump's earlier suggestions that she favors of the gang as "...
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May 30, 2018 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be meeting with the families of the victims of a Texas school shooting during a visit to the state Thursday. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at the White House briefing Wednesday. Eight students and two substitute...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2018 file photo, people take part in a "March For Our Lives" rally Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. TA new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV reveals a significant surge in the number of young people who feel politically empowered, a change that comes after a school shooting in Florida elevated the voices of high school students in American politics. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
May 30, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't tell 20-year-old Nestor Aguilera he can't effect change in politics. The Indiana University business major protested outside President Donald Trump's recent appearance in Aguilera's home of Elkhart, Indiana. And while he says he didn't vote in 2016, he's promising to show up...
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In this May 22, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington. Step by step, the Trump administration is methodically remaking government policy on reproductive health _ potentially limiting access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a...
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May 30, 2018 - 1:18 pm
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game from its online platform following widespread backlash. The "Active Shooter" video game was pulled days before it was to be released on the video game marketplace Steam. Valve Corp. as Steam's parent company said...
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May 30, 2018 - 12:06 pm
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 6-foot-long boa constrictor reported loose in Binghamton, New York, has been found — beneath the owner's kitchen sink. A Facebook post by the Broome County Humane Society on behalf of the owner said the pet snake escaped its enclosure earlier this week and was last seen...
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