Social issues

Bill Cosby, right, leaves after attending the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 24, 2017 - 12:39 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are crying foul and accusing prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury. The lawyers return to court on Wednesday in Pittsburgh to pick a...
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US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Fiumicino's Leonardo Da Vinci International airport, near Rome, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Trump is in Italy for a two day visit, including a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, ahead of his participation in a NATO meeting in Brussels on Thursday. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
May 24, 2017 - 12:09 am
ROME (AP) — Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden international...
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This image provided by an activist who requested to remain unnamed, shows Bahraini security forces during a raid on a sit-in demonstration, in Diraz, Bahrain, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Bahrain police raided a town where the sit-in has been going on for months in support of Sheikh Isa Qassim, a prominent Shiite cleric, who had his citizenship stripped by the government. An activist said one protester was killed. Bahrain's Interior Ministry said on Twitter Tuesday that the operation targeting Diraz was to "maintain security and public order." (AP Photo)
May 23, 2017 - 10:05 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded...
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Bill Cosby arrives for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 23, 2017 - 7:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to "systematically" keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to keep two black women off the panel. Judge Steven O'Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second...
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks to the staff at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Haley is meeting with Turkish officials and will visit the refugee camps at Turkey-Syria border. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, Pool)
May 23, 2017 - 5:21 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador visited a UNICEF center providing emotional support for Syrian refugee children and asked how the U.S. could better care for their needs. Then her boss proposed ending all U.S. funding to the organization. Trump's 31 percent budget cut...
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May 23, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A school in Poland unveiled a plaque Tuesday that commemorates 87 Jewish girls who were expelled in 1939 during the Nazi occupation of the country. The event in Krakow is one in a growing number of efforts by teachers and children to commemorate the Jews who lived in Poland...
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FILE - In this combo of file photos, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic and ostentatious president, the other a modest though worldly wise pontiff. They disagree on global issues ranging from immigration to climate change. (AP Photo, File)
May 23, 2017 - 1:18 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. They disagree openly on such weighty issues as immigration, climate change and economic policy. But President Donald Trump and Pope Francis share a trait that adds drama to...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 23, 2017 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade. The proposed 2018 budget immediately came under...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives with one of his attorneys Angela Agrusa, right, for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 23, 2017 - 12:42 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A man in his 30s who says he doesn't watch much news has now become the eighth juror chosen in Pittsburgh for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial. Lawyers have now selected five men and three...
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Bill Cosby arrives for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 23, 2017 - 12:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two more jurors were chosen Tuesday to serve on the panel that will hear Bill Cosby's sexual assault case, bringing to seven the number so far agreed upon by the prosecutors and defense team. Lawyers will continue to question Pittsburgh-area residents this week until they find a...
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