Social issues

Highland Arts Elementary School teacher Amy Lahavich, right, organizes donated food for distribution to students and families on the eve of the teacher walk out Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 25, 2018 - 7:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — From gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for child care, communities across Arizona are getting ready for a historic teacher walkout that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely. Working parents had a week to figure...
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April 25, 2018 - 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump. Michael Cohen filed papers in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday saying he...
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Bill Cosby gestures as he arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 25, 2018 - 6:29 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The sexual assault case against Bill Cosby went to the jury Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to "victim-shame" the parade of women who have leveled accusations against the 80-year-old comedian. In the first big...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, demonstrators hold placards and copies of the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper as they stage a protest outside a court where the trial of about a dozen employees of the newspaper on charges of aiding terror groups, continues in Istanbul. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reports Wednesday April 25, 2018, that a Turkish court has convicted editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu along with journalists and other senior staff members from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on terror charges, in a case that has exacerbated concerns over press freedom. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)
April 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists and other senior staff members from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on terror charges, in a case that has exacerbated concerns over press freedom. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said that 14 employees were found guilty of...
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Law enforcement officers stand guard at the driveway entrance to the emergency room at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Two Dallas policemen were reportedly shot at a nearby Home Depot and reportedly were transported to the Dallas hospital on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two police officers and an employee of a home improvement store in Dallas (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The shooting of two police officers, one fatally, and of a Home Depot store employee has sent a wave of horror through the home improvement store chain'...
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This undated photo shows Buka, a silverback gorilla in a park in the Republic of Congo. Researchers now estimate that there are more than 360,000 lowland gorillas in the wild in Western Africa, approximately one-third higher than earlier figures. However, the gorilla population has plunged by 19 percent in eight years, worrying scientists. (Zanne Labuschagne/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its-kind intensive count of western Africa gorillas found far more of the apes than conservationists previously thought. Maybe not for long: The same study found a 19 percent plunge in that gorilla population in just eight years. Researchers spent a decade trudging...
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April 25, 2018 - 3:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders says hostility toward journalists is growing worldwide, often encouraged by political leaders — even in democratic countries. The group's annual global index of media freedom released Wednesday found an overall rise in animosity toward reporters...
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American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt, left, and Margo Schlanger, professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, center, and ACLU attorney Miriam Aukerman, right, speak to reporters outside the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cincinnati. A federal appeals panel will hear arguments over a Trump administration effort to deport Iraqi nationals. A U.S. district judge in Detroit last year blocked the deportations to give the Iraqis time to make their cases to stay. Gelernt says many of them are Christians or other minority groups who fear being persecuted, tortured or killed if returned. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 25, 2018 - 3:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights attorneys contended Wednesday that the Trump administration tried to rush deportations of Iraqis who faced torture, sexual slavery and even beheadings in their home country. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel in Cincinnati heard arguments on the...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 3:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Confronted with a federal judge's looming deadline, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called an extraordinary late-night meeting of top state officials Wednesday to decide what to do about the state's process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners. U.S. District Judge Mark...
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