Social Issues Headlines

  • Pelosi ‘playing chess on 3 boards’ with health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump have been sounding similar themes about the need to address

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  • Soccer: Ex-England women's boss Sampson apologises to Aluko, Spence

    Former England women's soccer team manager Mark Sampson has apologised "unreservedly" to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence for comments he made during his tenure.

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  • Indonesia to review early release of cleric linked to Bali bombings

    Indonesia is reviewing a decision to grant early release to a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings, Abu Bakar Bashir, authorities said, after news of the plan provoked criticism.

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  • Indonesia to review early release of cleric linked to Bali bombings

    Indonesia is reviewing a decision to grant early release to a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings, Abu Bakar Bashir, authorities said, after news of the plan provoked criticism.

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  • Senate immigration bill includes border wall money, 52,000 detention beds, 750 border agents

    Senate Republicans on Monday released the text of their bill to carry out President Trump's new immigration plan to end the government shutdown, saying they're intent on holding an initial vote later this week. The bill, dubbed "End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act," includes Mr. Trump's $5.7 billion

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: ‘Freebies’ don’t grow on trees

    The new Marxist arrivals elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 are interpreting the elections as an endorsement of their socialist policies. They have dropped all pretenses. There are no “liberals” or “progressives,” just proud Marxist-Leninists driven by ideology. The driving force of the Democratic Party is economic inequality, the argument socialists have invoked since the birth of capitalism.

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  • Homeland Security E-Verify workers back with pay during shutdown

    Homeland Security has found a way to bring back about 300 people who were furloughed under the government shutdown, finding them alternate jobs they can do until the funding crisis is over. The employees work at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on the E-Verify program, which allows businesses to check

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  • Lobbying ‘Day of Action’ brings hundreds to Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of political activists from across Virginia gathered in Richmond on Monday to lobby in favor of driving rights for immigrants, a higher minimum wage and voting rights for felons. The New Virginia Majority, a civic engagement group that focuses on marginalized communities, held its fifth

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  • Ecuador tightens rules for Venezuelans after brutal murder

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Venezuelans who want to enter Ecuador will now have to present an official document showing any brushes with the law, the government announced Monday, two days after the killing of a 22-year-old woman sparked a wave of unrest against migrants. The pregnant woman was slain by

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  • Elizabeth Warren blames Donald Trump for government shutdown

    BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren ramped up her criticism of President Donald Trump on Monday faulting him for the partial federal government during remarks at the 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Boston. "As we speak, our government is shut down for one reason: So that the

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  • Bernie Sanders: ‘It gives me no pleasure’ to call Trump a racist

    Sen. Bernard Sanders blasted President Trump as a racist Monday during a speech honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The Vermont independent told a crowd at the NAACP rally in Columbia, South Carolina, that the president is "intentionally" trying to divide Americans. "Today we talk about justice and today we talk

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  • Los Angeles teachers' strike talks continue through holiday weekend

    Los Angeles teachers returned to the negotiating table on Monday for the fifth day of contract negotiations with the country's second-largest school district in an effort to end a strike that has disrupted classes for some 500,000 students.

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  • Walden talks border issues, tax cuts at town hall

    BEND, Ore. (AP) - Rep. Greg Walden, the only Republican in Oregon's congressional delegation, held his first town hall in Bend in nearly two years to discuss national and local issues facing his 2nd Congressional District. The Bulletin reports a crowd packed into the Mountain View High School auditorium on

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  • Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees. The House passed the bill with a 67-0 vote on Monday. Officials say the change clarifies existing law. The

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  • The Latest: France summons Italy envoy over migrant remarks

    BERLIN (AP) - The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 7:05 p.m. France's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Italian ambassador over sharp anti-French comments from Italy about Europe's migrant crisis. With Italy's government on the defensive over recent deaths at sea of migrants, Italian Deputy Premier Luigi Di

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  • Nigeria's ruling party accuses opposition of plotting pre-vote violence

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's government accused the main opposition party of planning violence ahead of next month's election in a nation with a history of unrest and fraud allegations around votes.

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  • Nigeria's ruling party accuses opposition of plotting pre-vote violence

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's government accused the main opposition party of planning violence ahead of next month's election in a nation with a history of unrest and fraud allegations around votes.

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  • Germany's Maas rejects five-year limit on Irish backstop in Brexit deal

    Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday rejected an idea floated by his Polish counterpart to put a five-year limit on the Irish border "backstop" in any Brexit deal with Britain.

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