Social issues

July 25, 2018 - 10:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people. Thirteen members of the group had received death sentences. The first seven,...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York after a hearing for Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney. Avenatti, the attorney who's garnered national attention demanding transparency as one of President Donald Trump's chief critics, convinced a federal judge to bar the media from covering a bankruptcy court case involving his former law firm. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to give testimony Wednesday, July 25 behind closed doors. In May, Eagan Avenatti, was ordered to pay $10 million to a lawyer who claimed that the firm misstated its profits and he was owed millions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 25, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, convinced a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the media from covering his testimony in an unrelated case involving his former law firm's bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to...
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In this July 17, 2018, photo, Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist and daughter of Kem Sokha, the jailed leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, poses for a portrait on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kem said she can't go home because she fears she, too, will be arrested as part of a government crackdown that has banned the political party her father led, shut down news outlets and scattered hundreds of Cambodian politicians, human rights activists and journalists into exile in the U.S., Australia, Thailand and other countries. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family's home in Phnom Penh. "He...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, center, arrives for a closed doors meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is "on track" to meet Thursday's court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said. Wednesday's assertion by...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump , left, and Texas State Sen. Dawn Buckingham, right, listen as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Verma is slamming ‘Medicare for All,’ the proposal from Vermont Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders for a national health care plan that would cover all Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 25, 2018 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's Medicare chief on Wednesday slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for a national health plan, saying "Medicare for All" would undermine care for seniors and become "Medicare for None." The broadside from Medicare and Medicaid administrator Seema Verma came...
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Wendy Jaffe, the former executive vice president of legal affairs for Lionsgate Entertainment, talks during an interview, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in New York. Jaffe, a former lawyer at the movie studio behind "The Hunger Games," says a powerful boss she once viewed as a father figure demanded she be his slave and subjected her to nonconsensual sexual contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 25, 2018 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former lawyer at the studio behind "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" movies said a powerful boss she once viewed as a father figure demanded she be his slave and subjected her to nonconsensual sexual contact. She said she stayed quiet about it for years because she feared losing...
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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, celebrate projected unofficial results that were announced by television channels indicating their candidates' success in the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
July 25, 2018 - 3:59 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — After an election campaign overshadowed by violence and allegations of fraud, Pakistanis voted Wednesday for a new government that will face challenges of a crumbling economy and ongoing bloodshed by militants whose latest attack saw a suicide bomber kill 31 people outside a...
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Immigrants seeking asylum Natalia Oliveira da Silva and her daughter, Sara, 5, hug as they wait at a Catholic Charities facility, Monday, July 23, 2018, in San Antonio. Since their separation in late May, the girl had been at a shelter for immigrant minors in Chicago, while Oliveira was taken to various facilities across Texas. As the government faces a fast-approaching Thursday deadline to reunite hundreds of families, it is shifting the responsibility for their well-being to faith-based groups primarily in Texas and Arizona. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 25, 2018 - 1:59 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The immigrant parents arrived at Catholic Charities in white vans with their children, their paperwork and almost nothing else. They needed food, clothing, a place to stay and a way to travel to family in the United States. Many were still shell-shocked from weeks in government...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loyalty to President Donald Trump tops the Republican checklist in the governor's race in Tennessee, right up there with championing gun rights and low taxes and decrying abortion. In TV ads and debates, the four leading GOP candidates are lauding Trump and his wall-building...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a woman accused of being a Russian spy says federal prosecutors are taking too long to hand over evidence against her. Maria Butina, a 29-year-old gun rights activist, appeared in a Washington court Wednesday in an orange prison jumpsuit. Prosecutors say they are...
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