Women's rights

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, the Capitol in Washington at sunrise. Democrats hoping to use health care as an issue in the midterm elections will have to decide how they’ll do it. One strain that’s popular with liberals, pushing for government-financed health care, is causing a tactical divide. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 09, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such as abortion rights and gay rights...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 05, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court nomination (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A key GOP senator is warning President Donald Trump not to repeat "mistakes" of past Republican presidents by picking a Supreme Court nominee who turns out to be insufficiently...
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President Donald Trump watches as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 02, 2018 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and has plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for...
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June 29, 2018 - 4:23 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be free." Justices...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:56 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be free." Justices...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:21 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court struck down a law on Friday that requires a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional burden on women. The court issued a 5-2 decision concluding that the restriction violated the Iowa...
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June 29, 2018 - 5:02 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — During her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an interview with The Associated Press. Seated on the floor and surrounded by women on Thursday...
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June 29, 2018 - 5:00 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd has a message for survivors of sexual assault in her first visit to South Sudan, where rape is used as a weapon in its five-year civil war. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. The...
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In this June 1, 2018 photo, a group of women faces a line of policewomen in riot gear, before a feminist march in Santiago, Chile. After sexual harassment a ruling by the University of Chile against professor, Carlos Carmona, outraged women across the country, protesting female students occupied the university's law school and within days, other women took over buildings at universities across the country to demand stricter rules and stronger punishment for sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
June 28, 2018 - 11:00 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — After a long day of work, Sofia Brito fell asleep on a chair in an office at Chile's Constitutional Court. She says she awoke abruptly to find her mentor, the court's president, atop her and caressing her hair. After agonizing conversations with friends, the 24-year-old law...
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June 25, 2018 - 1:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of cutting off his pregnant wife's arm during a domestic dispute in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department says the 35-year-old man was arrested near Niagara Falls late Saturday night. He is facing a charge of first-degree assault. Police say...
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