Social affairs

December 20, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is signing into law a bill to cut off resources to the government of Nicaragua and provides sanctions against countries that assist the Central American nation. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican who co-sponsored the bill, said in a press release...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon is congratulated after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health. In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2018, Gordon said his decision was spurred by him feeling recently that he could have a better grasp on things mentally. He thanked the Patriots for their support and vowed to work his way back. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
December 20, 2018 - 2:41 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Josh Gordon was suspended indefinitely Thursday by the NFL for violating an agreement that allowed him to play after multiple drug suspensions, casting doubt on whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever play in the league again. League...
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Producer Eliza Dushku attends a screening of "Mapplethorpe" at the SVA Theatre during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in New York. In an essay in The Boston Globe published Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, Dushku says she struggled with her decision to keep quiet about the sexual harassment she says she endured from actor Michael Weatherly on the set of the CBS show "Bull." (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
December 20, 2018 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Eliza Dushku says she struggled with her decision to keep quiet about the sexual harassment she says she endured from the star of the CBS show "Bull," weighing her desire to keep her ordeal private against her worry that it would be swept under the rug. Dushku, who says she...
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December 20, 2018 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Walker is defending her praise of a British author widely condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. Walker, best known for her novel "The Color Purple," wrote on her blog this week that David Icke's work was "very important to humanity's conversation," and disputed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee gestures while speaking at a memorial service for former coach and general manager of the Senators, Bryan Murray, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee has pleaded guilty to a harassment charge stemming from an encounter with a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo. The 57-year-old Lee entered the plea Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Buffalo City Court just before his nonjury trial was to begin. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager pleaded guilty Thursday to harassing a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver and might now face a possible lawsuit. Randy Lee entered the plea to a violation charge of harassment in Buffalo City Court just before his nonjury...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, witnesses prepare to testify before the House Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the Olympic community's ability to protect athletes from sexual abuse, on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are: U.S. Olympic Committee Acting CEO Susanne Lyons, USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry, USA Swimming President and CEO Tim Hinchey, USA Taekwondo CEO Steve McNally, USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis, and U.S. Center for SafeSport President and CEO Shellie Pfohl. A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system's handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 20, 2018 - 1:41 pm
A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system's handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse cases involving Larry Nassar...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo a man passes behind a sign warning of an upcoming street cleaning in San Diego. An audit by the California Legislature has found the city and county of San Diego faltered in quickly controlling a Hepatitis A outbreak last year that grew to be among the largest seen in the United States in decades.. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 20, 2018 - 1:41 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city and county of San Diego failed to quickly control a hepatitis A outbreak last year that grew to be among the largest seen in the U.S. in decades, according to a state audit released Thursday. The county lacked a concrete hepatitis A prevention plan that led to a delay in...
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The statue of George Washington is seen beneath the Rotunda in the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The House passed an extensive criminal justice bill Thursday that will reduce some of the harshest sentences for federal drug offenders and boost prison rehabilitation programs. The bill passed 358-36 and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a wide-ranging criminal justice bill on Thursday that will reduce some of the harshest sentences for federal drug offenders and boost prison rehabilitation programs, handing President Donald Trump a legislative victory amid the turmoil over how to avoid a partial...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 20, 2018 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants seeking asylum along the southwest border will no longer be released into the U.S. while their cases play out, the Trump administration said on Thursday, forcing them instead to wait in Mexico in one of the most significant moves on immigration since the president took...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, photo released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley, Shaima Swileh holds her dying 2-year-old son Abdullah at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. Swileh, a Yemeni mother who fought for the right to see her dying son, arrived Wednesday night after the Trump administration gave her a long-sought waiver to its travel ban. (Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 10:07 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After battling U.S. immigration authorities for more than a year for the right to enter the country and flying halfway around the world, a Yemeni mother finally got to hold her dying 2-year-old son. A photograph released late Wednesday by Council on American-Islamic Relations...
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