Social issues

February 21, 2018 - 3:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. Taylor joins a growing list of right-wing groups and figures who have recently sued...
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Deputy Lisa Jansen displays photos of weapons and ammo at a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier overhead a "disgruntled student" threaten to open fire on the school on Friday, just two days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida tells The Associated Press that deputies discovered "multiple guns and ammunition" after searching the student's home..(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
February 21, 2018 - 3:27 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teenager accused of planning "to shoot up" his former high school had written in a diary he titled "Journal of an active shooter" that he had was aiming to kill as many as he could. Eighteen-year-old Jack Sawyer had recently left a Maine treatment center for...
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Singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 21, 2018 - 3:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Music stars wore white roses on the Brit Awards red carpet Wednesday to support campaigns against sexual harassment and assault. Guests at Britain's biggest music awards show were given white rose pins to wear in solidarity with the "Time's Up" movement. Some wore the actual flowers,...
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Singer Dua Lipa poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 21, 2018 - 3:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards (all times local): 8 p.m. Dua Lipa says celebrity gestures can help put an end to sexual harassment and abuse. The singer wore a white rose on the red carpet at the Brit Awards as a sign of solidarity with campaigns against sexual misconduct. She said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, suspected members of the MS-13 gang are escorted to their arraignment in Mineola, N.Y. A sweep of alleged MS-13 gang members on Long Island has racked up impressive arrest totals but also left unanswered questions. Since May, federal authorities say they've arrested more than 220 members of the notorious street gang. But authorities have largely declined multiple requests by for even the most basic information about the arrests. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 21, 2018 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-...
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Archbishop Charles Scicluna points during a press conference prior to a meeting with people who claim to have been victims of sexual abuse by members of the Church, in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Scicluna, arrived in Chile on Monday, sent by the Pope Francis, to gather testimonies accusing the Archbishop of Osorno of covering up sexual abuses committed by priest Fernando Karadima. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
February 21, 2018 - 2:39 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse underwent gallbladder surgery Wednesday in Chile, church officials said. Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna was stable and conscious after the surgery and his hospital...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 2:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of chanting students, including survivors of the Florida school shooting, rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday, demanding changes to gun laws and threatening to remove Republicans who refuse to address new gun-control measures. A week after the massacre that...
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Gwendolyn Frantz, 17, of Kensington, Md., stands in front of the White House during a student protest for gun control, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was to hear in person Wednesday from students at the Florida high school that was struck by last week's shooting as he tries to show he is serious about tackling gun violence. The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:08 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public schools chief says faith-based mentors can play an important role in children's lives. But in a video released Wednesday, Education Superintendent Molly Spearman only mentions the positive influence of sharing the Christian faith with the state's public...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump's parents says they're living legally in the U.S. The lawyer says Slovenian nationals Viktor and Amalija Knavs "are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents." Michael Wildes is declining further comment,...
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