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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Dr. Kim Schrier, a candidate in Washington state's 8th District race, poses for a photo in Issaquah, Wash. Schrier is framing her congressional candidacy around health care issues with personal anecdotes as a patient, parent and pediatrician. She hopes the popularity of aspects of former President Barack Obama's health care law drives her to victory. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 01, 2018 - 1:03 am
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — In her election ads, Dr. Kim Schrier wears a white doctor's coat as she declares that health care is a right. She talks about her Type 1 diabetes, her concern as a parent over President Donald Trump's policies and how she counsels families of depressed teen boys as a longtime...
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This combination photo shows Annie Lennox at Porter's 3rd Annual Incredible Women Gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2018, left, Lena Waithe at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills on Aug. 9, 2018, center, and Hannah Gadsby at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. The three are headlining a movie academy lunch celebrating a new initiative to advance the careers of female filmmakers. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
October 30, 2018 - 8:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is falling short of ethnic equality despite black-led films including "Black Panther," actress and award-winning writer Lena Waithe said. There are "a million 'La La Lands' every year. How often do we get a 'Moonlight'? How often do we get 'Black Panther'?" she said. "...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Pelosi says she will introduce the Equality Act as one of her first orders of business if Democrats retake the House in November. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 29, 2018 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just days ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
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This image released by FX shows Mj Rodriguez as Blanca in a scene from "Pose." A study says there are a record number of LGBTQ characters on network TV series airing this season. The program features the largest cast of transgender actors in series. (JoJo Whilden/FX via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 10:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Thursday also found an increase in the characters' ethnic diversity, with...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo a supporter holds up a sign for Gil Cisneros, a candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in the 39th District in California, at a rally on the Cal State Fullerton campus in Fullerton, Calif. For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. A sign of the change is in the 39th District, where, Young Kim, a Korean immigrant Republican is running against Cisneros, a Hispanic Democrat. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" — spit-...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 15, 2018 - 1:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard's legal team...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, talks to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, on the court during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league: hire more women in positions of power. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
October 09, 2018 - 3:12 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2018 file photo, Jodie Whittaker attends the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Celebration in San Diego. Whittaker stars in the latest season of "Doctor Who," which premiered on Sunday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2018 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who "a step in the right direction" when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood, but doesn't feel that she's broken a glass ceiling because there's more work to be done. Moments before the latest season of "...
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FILE - This May 10, 2017, file photo, shows the CBS logo at their broadcast center in New York. CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women. The announcement comes less than a month after the company parted ways with longtime CEO Les Moonves after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. CBS expects to announce the recipients of the funds by Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 05, 2018 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women. The announcement comes less than a month after the company parted ways with longtime CEO Les Moonves after multiple...
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In this image provided by Emory University, Alice Allison Dunnigan, right, interviews screenwriters Arthur Arthur, left, and Virginia Kellogg. Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House and in recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Emory University Rare Book Library via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum...
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