Social issues

FILE - In this April 20, 2016, file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint at a party celebrating weed in Seattle. Legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults may have led to a slight decline in teen use. That’s according to research published Monday, July 8, 2019, in JAMA Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 08, 2019 - 8:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens' odds of using pot. One reason may be that it's harder and costlier for teens to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries than from dealers, said lead author Mark...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court in Nantucket, Mass. A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor. Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney for the man, announced in an email Friday, July 5, that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily dismissed.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 08, 2019 - 3:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Massachusetts resort island bar in 2016 asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify Monday after being questioned about text messages the defense claims were deleted. The man's decision not...
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Amazon
July 08, 2019 - 1:27 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis said Monday they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday — its heavily touted "Prime Day" — in a continuing push to improve pay and working conditions for the facility's heavily East...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. The wealthy financier and convicted sex offender has been arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges. Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday, July 6, 2019, on charges involving sex-trafficking allegations that date to the 2000s. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 07, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, walk on the tarmac upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 06, 2019 - 5:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump said...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden speaks during the National Education Association Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 05, 2019 - 5:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Echoing one of their top Democratic presidential rivals, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promised Friday to nominate an educator as secretary of education if either wins the nomination and defeats President Donald Trump. "We don't treat you with dignity," Biden, the former vice president...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019 file photo, people hold signs that read "families belong together" in both English and Spanish during a vigil at Alice Hope Wilson Park in Brownsville, Texas to advocate against the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. As the crisis at the border has deepened, as pregnant teens and teens with babies who are coming to the U.S. without their own parents face perilous conditions, according to immigrant advocates and attorneys who say that particular population of minors at the border faces extreme hardship. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
July 04, 2019 - 10:42 am
PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and lawyers say the young mothers don't get special medical...
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A small group of migrants waiting to seek asylum sleeps at the entrance to the Puerta Mexico international bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, Friday, June 28, 2019. Hundreds of migrants from Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Africa have been waiting, most in rented rooms or a distant shelter, for their number to be called at the bridge in downtown Matamoros, to have the opportunity to request asylum in the U.S.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 01, 2019 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from Human Rights Watch says the Trump administration should end its practice of making asylum seekers wait in Mexico because families have been stranded with no means to survive and are facing physical violence. As of last week, Mexico reported 15,079 people, mostly...
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A memorial to the five Capital Gazette employees, who died in a shooting in the newspaper's newsroom last year, was unveiled Friday, June, 28, 2019, at a park in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
June 28, 2019 - 5:43 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Journalists honored the five Capital Gazette employees who were shot to death in their newsroom last year by unveiling a plaque Friday with the names of the dead in a garden next to five rosebushes. The plaque in the waterside park acknowledges Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen,...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter smiles as he returns to Maranatha Baptist Church to teach Sunday School, less than a month after falling and breaking his hip, in Plains Ga. The 94-year-old former U.S. president said Friday, June 28, that he believes Russia’s meddling “if fully investigated would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016.” Carter said he believes Trump “lost the election” and became president “because the Russians interfered on his behalf." (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
June 28, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference. Carter made the comments during a discussion on human rights at a resort in Leesburg, Virginia, without offering any...
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