Social issues

FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis at the Vatican. Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh from Nov. 27, 2017 with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the label and defending the country's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as the only hope for democracy. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 24, 2017 - 8:41 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the label and defending Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the only hope for democracy...
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Sheikh Sulieman Ghanem, 75, receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was injured during an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
November 24, 2017 - 6:22 pm
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have condemned the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in "the strongest terms" and called for the perpetrators to be brought to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, with from left, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The White House has already begun work on one of Trump’s next priorities: welfare reform. He said changes were “desperately needed in our country” and that his administration would soon offer plans. In October, Trump said at a Cabinet meeting that welfare reform was “becoming a very, very big subject, and people are taking advantage of the system.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 24, 2017 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later. Now, President Donald Trump wants...
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The motorcade for President Donald Trump is seen, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Trump is en route to his Trump National Golf Club, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 24, 2017 - 5:59 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6 p.m. President Donald Trump says he turned down an interview and photo shoot for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue. In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to...
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Abdallah Abdel Nasser, 14, receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was in injured during an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
November 24, 2017 - 5:41 pm
CAIRO (AP) — In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. At least 235 people were killed before the assailants got...
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November 24, 2017 - 5:11 pm
___ After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers have been out since before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers hope to bring customers to their stores and websites for one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Black Friday has morphed...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Uma Thurman arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Thurman wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, saying in a cryptic online post that he doesn’t “deserve a bullet.” Thurman starred in the Weinstein-produced films “Pulp Fiction” and the “Kill Bill” films. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 24, 2017 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Uma Thurman has wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving — everyone except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In a cryptic Instagram post Thursday , the actress wishes her followers a happy Thanksgiving but adds, "except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators." She says she's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, Justin Rey appears in Johnson County District Court in Olathe, Kan. Rey, who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing. Rey was charged Wednesday, Nov. 22 with murder in the death of Sean Ty Ferel. The Palm Springs, Calif., man disappeared in May 2016 after vacationing with Rey. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool File)
November 24, 2017 - 4:13 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man found sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his children and his dismembered wife's remains is now suspected of killing a California man who vanished last year. Justin Tod Rey, 35, was charged Wednesday in the death of Sean Ty Ferel, a Palm Springs resident...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards. A report in the New Yorker stated that Weinstein paid $1 million to model Ambra Battilana Guiterrez to keep her from going public with accusations of him groping her during a meeting in his Manhattan office on March 27, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 24, 2017 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...
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November 24, 2017 - 2:02 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reports that the country's health minister, who heads a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, is resigning over railway infrastructure work taking place on the Sabbath, when all labor is prohibited according to Jewish law. Channel...
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