Social issues

This photo provided by the Wake County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Pladl. According to police, Pladl, the suspect in an apparent murder-suicide spanning three states, called his mother to say he had killed his son in Knightdale, N.C., as well as his daughter, Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father, who were fatally shot in Connecticut. The slain infant had been born of the relationship between Steven Pladl and his daughter, Katie. (Wake County Sheriff's Office/Hartford Courant via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his wife — who was also his daughter — and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to a 911 call. Steven Pladl's mother called police in North Carolina to say she'd had a disturbing call from her son and to...
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Trace Lysette arrives at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 13, 2018 - 3:02 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A transgender actress who accused "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct says she's grateful for the support she's received and hopes the show is able to continue without the Emmy-winning star. Trace Lysette is one of two women who came forward last year...
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Commuters arrive at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris, Friday, April 13, 2018. The government's strategy is to go fast and hope protest actions will lose momentum. But a bill aimed at preparing the national railway company SNCF to open up to competition has prompted strikes that have massively disrupted train traffic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris riot police ousted students seeking to occupy Sorbonne university and strikes Friday shut down the Eiffel Tower and two-thirds of French trains — all part of a season of simmering national discontent. Much of the anger centers on President Emmanuel Macron, but he went on national...
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This photo provided by the Wake County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Pladl. According to police, Pladl, the suspect in an apparent murder-suicide spanning three states, called his mother to say he had killed his son in Knightdale, N.C., as well as his daughter, Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father, who were fatally shot in Connecticut. The slain infant had been born of the relationship between Steven Pladl and his daughter, Katie. (Wake County Sheriff's Office/Hartford Courant via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 12:46 pm
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his wife — who was also his daughter — and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to a 911 call. Steven Pladl's mother called police in North Carolina to say she'd had a disturbing call from her son and to...
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In this photo taken Saturday, March 24, 2018, a man holds a Croatian flag and stands by banners that read: ''No Istanbul Convention in Croatia'' during a protest against an international convention they say indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people, in Zagreb, Croatia. Croatian lawmakers have approved an international treaty on women's rights despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament on Friday, April 13 voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union party. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers ratified an international treaty on women's rights on Friday despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene. He planned to make his debut in Iowa on April 13, talking to union carpenters, seeing representatives from the Asian, Latino and LBGTQ communities and headlining a county party dinner. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
April 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats searching for potential presidential candidates may find some in an unlikely place: city hall. A handful of Democratic mayors from around the country are considering the race in 2020, taking early steps in Iowa, which holds the first major contest of the...
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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks to the media a joint news conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra following their talks, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 13, 2018. Lavrov said Friday Russian experts inspected the site of the alleged attack in the town of Douma and found no trace of chemical weapons. He said Moscow has "irrefutable information that it was a fabrication." (AP Photo/Sergei Poliakov)
April 13, 2018 - 10:05 am
LONDON (AP) — In a letter made public Friday, British National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill said that Russian intelligence agencies have been spying on Sergei and Yulia Skripal for at least five years. Sedwill made the assertion in a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg explaining...
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This photo posted on the Instagram account of Alice Bah Kuhnke on Friday, April 13, 2018 shows the Swedish Culture minister posing for a photo in support for ousted head of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature, saying the “feminist battle happens every day.” Kuhnke is seen wearing a white high-neck blouse with a knot, similar to those worn by the academy’s former member Sara Danius who stepped down Thursday. In Friday’s posting, Bah Kuhnke added the hashtag #knytblus _ Swedish for knot the blouse tie. (Johannes Bah Kuhnke/Instagram via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many in gender-neutral Sweden are upset that two highly respected women are being forced out of top...
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April 13, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is trying to prevent the government from using materials the FBI seized in a search of his office and residence this week. A federal prosecutor's office said a hearing has been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood...
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April 13, 2018 - 9:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is trying to prevent the government from using materials the FBI seized in a search of his office and residence this week. A federal prosecutor's office said a hearing has been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood...
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