Social issues

In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, photo, South Korean protesters stage a rally calling for a ban on Chinese people entering South Korea near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians. The signs read: "No Entry." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
AP News
February 02, 2020 - 12:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians. Restaurants in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam have refused to accept...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo scientist and study director Jennifer Molignano uses an electronic pipette to prepare culture medium, a dark pink fluid that provides nutrition to living human skin tissue, as she sets up a demonstration of experiments at a MatTek Corporation lab, in Ashland, Mass. Molignano demonstrated experiments created to evaluate the effects of exposing living human skin tissues to commercially available skin care products, as well as an experiment to evaluate the effects of ultraviolet B rays, a simulation of exposing skin tissues to sunlight. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
AP News
February 01, 2020 - 10:46 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of U.S. states are considering a ban on the sale or import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, as advocates argue testing products such as lotions, shampoos and makeup on rabbits, mice and rats is cruel and outdated. The cause has gained support from...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives thumbs up as he walks on the South Lawn as they depart the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP News
January 31, 2020 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use next week’s State of the Union to promote what he calls the “Great American comeback,” according to a senior administration official. The speech comes at a moment when Trump is hoping to put his Senate impeachment trial behind him. White House...
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Associated Press
January 31, 2020 - 3:51 pm
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Employees at a maximum security New York prison fell ill Friday after a letter was opened that contained a substance believed to be fentanyl, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Eleven people were taken to a hospital from the Clinton Correctional Facility Annex in Dannemora, New York...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, greets supporters at a campaign office, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Scarborough, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Associated Press
January 30, 2020 - 7:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will use his Super Bowl ad to highlight his efforts to combat gun violence as he blankets the airwaves against President Donald Trump. Trump and Bloomberg will be airing dueling ads during Sunday's NFL championship game, with...
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Associated Press
January 28, 2020 - 7:17 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — White supremacist Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial. In a 321-page legal brief filed...
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Associated Press
January 27, 2020 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers. Under the new policy, immigration officials can deny green cards to legal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Associated Press
January 27, 2020 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi appears at a news conference in New York. Haleyi is expected to appear on the witness stand Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Weinstein's New York City trial. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Associated Press
January 27, 2020 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As she tried to fight off Harvey Weinstein's advances, Mimi Haleyi told him "no, no, no" before he held her down on a bed and forcibly performed oral sex on her, she said in emotional testimony Monday at Weinstein's rape trial. Haleyi, one of two women whose assault accusations led...
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This undated photo provided by Garrett Hade shows shows Hade at Recovery Fest hosted by Above The Noise Foundation event. Hade, said he has been sober for nearly five years after a long odyssey through addiction that began with OxyContin when he was a teenager in Florida. As an organizer with the Recovery Advocacy Project, Hade said he's telling people that they'll be able to make claims against Purdue Pharma. (Garrett Hade via AP)
Associated Press
January 24, 2020 - 4:37 pm
State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot. On Friday, the federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of Purdue...
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