Tag: Social issues

Now-adult in same-sex custody battle seeks removal from suit

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The now-18-year-old woman at the center of a yearslong, same-sex custody dispute that spanned Vermont to Nicaragua said in court documents filed Wednesday that...

Sign of inequality: US salaries recover even as jobs haven’t

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WASHINGTON — In a stark sign of the economic inequality that has marked the pandemic recession and recovery, Americans as a whole are now...

Biden ending deals with Central America restricting asylum

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is withdrawing the U.S. from agreements with three Central American countries that restricted the ability of people to seek...

Study: Jail populations dropped, rose slightly in pandemic

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O'FALLON, Mo. — Jail populations across the U.S. dropped by nearly a quarter at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, before rising slightly again...

Ending Indiana gun permits could cost police $3.5 million

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana legislators would face coming up with $3.5 million a year for local police agencies if they repeal the state law requiring...

Spanish court rules to extradite broker to Venezuela

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MADRID — Spain's National Court has approved the extradition of a financial broker wanted in Venezuela on charges of fraud and embezzlement of funds. ...

6N: Scotland backs players who don’t take a knee

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EDINBURGH, Scotland — The Scottish Rugby Union has backed its players who did not kneel before the Six Nations win over England, insisting it...

Independent examiner sought in NRA mismanagement allegations

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WICHITA, Kan. — A National Rifle Association board member from Kansas is asking a federal bankruptcy court in Texas to appoint an independent examiner...

Arkansas Senate panel advances near-total ban on abortions

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas Senate panel advanced legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade by...

Court rules against Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Arkansas' law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is...