Social issues

In this July 27, 2018 photo, a university student who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals from the government shows his scars, the product of surgery to extract a bullet from his shoulder, in Managua, Nicaragua. According to the non-governmental Nicaraguan Human Rights Center, 400 "political prisoners" are believed to still be held in jails, prisons and police stations across the country. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
August 10, 2018 - 5:40 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The 21-year-old university student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go to a safe house. Five police trucks loaded...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore. A federal judge is set to decide Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, whether Nebraska can proceed with the state's first execution since 1997 and its first-ever lethal injection. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf is expected to issue the ruling in a lawsuit by a German pharmaceutical company that alleges state officials improperly obtained the company's drugs for Moore’s execution which is set for Tuesday morning Aug. 14. He was condemned for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, File)
August 10, 2018 - 4:52 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge gave Nebraska the go-ahead on Friday to proceed with the state's first-ever lethal injection next week despite a pharmaceutical company's lawsuit that claims the state illicitly obtained its drugs. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf denied the company's request to...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet looks on during a visit to Memory Park which honors the victims of the country's dictatorship, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, approved Bachelet as the next U.N. human rights chief by consensus. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:00 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet's unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses — a foretaste of some of the issues Bachelet will confront. With a bang of his gavel,...
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This undated photo combo provided by the Kent County Sheriff shows Tatiana Fusari and Seth Welch. Fusari and Welch were charged Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, with felony murder and first-degree child abuse after their daughter, Mary, was found unresponsive in their Solon Township home. An autopsy determined she died of malnutrition and dehydration. (Kent County Sheriff via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 1:56 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a 10-month-old Michigan girl who died of malnutrition and dehydration didn't seek medical help because it's "just as dangerous as not going," the father said. Seth Welch and Tatiana Fusari were charged Monday with felony murder and first-degree child abuse...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, calling her “a disgruntled former White House employee.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 10, 2018 - 1:51 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her "a disgruntled former White House employee." The Guardian newspaper reports that in the memoir, Manigault Newman labels Trump a "racist" and claims she's been told there are tapes of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 file photo, Zimbabwean's main opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa speaks at a news conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's main opposition party has filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging irregularities and calling for a fresh vote or for candidate Nelson Chamisa to be declared the winner. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
August 10, 2018 - 1:47 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging irregularities and calling for a fresh vote or for their candidate Nelson Chamisa to be declared the winner. The...
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August 10, 2018 - 1:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U.K. government said Friday. Shreyas Royal, who came to Britain with his family when he was 3 years old, has competed internationally and came fourth in the...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:38 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the suit filed Thursday in Portland is...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and police officials in the nation's capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend's planned white nationalist rally without violence. The Unite the Right 2 rally will take place Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. One year...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018 photo, Wesley Bell stands outside the Ferguson, Mo., police headquarters a day after he defeated longtime St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary. Bell's 57 percent to 43 percent victory over McCulloch, a white prosecutor first elected in 1990, is the latest win for the Black Lives Matter movement, which has increasingly shifted from protest to local politics in recent years. Voters concerned with the killing of unarmed black people by police have made their voices heard from Ferguson to Cleveland to Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
August 10, 2018 - 11:00 am
When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box. She had a sole purpose on Election Day: Get rid of Bob McCulloch, the veteran prosecutor who did not get an indictment...
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