Social affairs

June 16, 2019 - 11:37 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the...
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In this June 13, 2019 photo, a migrant woman sleeps on a cot inside the Portland Exposition Building in Portland, Maine. Maine's largest city has repurposed the basketball arena as an emergency shelter in anticipation of hundreds of asylum seekers who are headed to the state from the U.S. southern border. Most are arriving from Congo and Angola. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2019 - 9:27 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants...
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Women walk on the pedestrian path next to campaign posters promoting the ruling party presidential candidate Estuardo Galdamez, in Guatemala City, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a chaotic flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed the candidacies of two of the top three candidates. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 16, 2019 - 7:31 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalans headed to the polls Sunday to cast their vote for the next president, following an electoral process that generated widespread disillusion and distrust just as tens of thousands were fleeing poverty and gang violence in the country to seek a new life in the United...
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June 16, 2019 - 7:17 am
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for action after disturbing footage emerged of an altercation involving officers and a young family . A video released Friday shows Phoenix police officers pointing guns and yelling profane commands to a father and a pregnant woman holding her 1-year-old...
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Supporters wear masks with bloody flowers painting for mourning to proposed extradition bill outside of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong residents Sunday continued their massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
June 16, 2019 - 6:45 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Hong Kong's China-backed government has apologized over the handling of politically charged legislation that sparked massive street protests over the past week. A statement Sunday credited...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a campaign house party, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Windham, N.H. Candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed plans to eliminate tuition at public colleges and universities, while former Vice President Joe Biden and others back plans for free community college. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2019 - 5:37 am
After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college . Sen. Elizabeth...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a campaign house party, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Windham, N.H. Candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed plans to eliminate tuition at public colleges and universities, while former Vice President Joe Biden and others back plans for free community college. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2019 - 5:36 am
The free college movement is back on the national stage as a rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college. Candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and...
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Pope Francis walks in procession in front of the Cathedral of Camerino, Italy, as he arrives to celebrate mass, Sunday, June 16, 2019. The town of Camerino was heavily damaged by the 2016 earthquake that hit the central Italian Marche region. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 16, 2019 - 4:55 am
CAMERINO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis has donned a white firefighter's safety helmet to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck. Francis traveled Sunday to the town of...
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A protester waves a British flag outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 15, 2019 - 7:29 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong was bracing Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets. Pro-democracy activists say...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, holds a news conference about film incentives with Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, D-Santa Fe, second from left, and others in Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. The Albuquerque Journal reports a recent rise in film productions in the state as Hollywood targets Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion laws. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
June 15, 2019 - 5:34 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive...
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