Social issues

Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 12:34 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vermont Democrats have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. And in Connecticut, the party nominated a...
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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, center, celebrates with her supporters after her Congressional 5th District primary victory, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first Tuesday by winning the Democratic primary in a congressional race, while voters set the battlefield in two other Minnesota districts that could help determine which party controls the House. Omar, who drew national...
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People vote at Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. It's Minnesota's busiest primary in recent memory, with races for governor, both Senate seats and three contested congressional races. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. Walker won the Republican primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, dispensing nominal opposition as he mounts bid for a third term. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:43 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats tested the strength of their "blue wave" against President Trump's grip on America's white, working class Tuesday as the 2018 primary season lurched closer to an end in two Midwestern battlegrounds. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker seized the Republican nomination in his...
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August 14, 2018 - 7:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks. Yea Ji Sea of South Korea appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday. She filed a lawsuit last month demanding a response to...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2014, file photo, an inmate is moved after a session with a psychologist at the the mental health unit at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, specifically bans those charged with murder, rape and other sex crimes from participating and allows judges to bar a much broader range of dangerous suspects. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 14, 2018 - 7:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday specifically bans those charged with...
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From left, attorney Matt McQuaid, defendant Kenneth Williams, attorney Julie Koehler, attorney Gina Piemonte, defendant Micheail Ward, and attorney Scott Kozicki, stand at the start of the the Hadiya Pendleton murder trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Williams and Ward are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 14, 2018 - 6:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate...
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Victims of clergy sexual abuse, or their family members react as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 14, 2018 - 6:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a...
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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 14, 2018 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Lilian Calderon, center, cries as she describes her experiences while in custody, alongside her husband, Luis Gordillo, right, during a news conference at the office of the American Civil Liberties Union in Providence, R.I. Gordillo is a U.S. citizen, but Calderon is a native of Guatemala who came to the country with her family at the age of 3. She was ordered to leave in 2002 after her father was denied asylum. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
August 14, 2018 - 4:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents,...
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