Gender issues

June 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual harassment is rampant in academic science, and colleges and universities that train new scientists need a system-wide culture change so women won't be bullied out of the field, a national advisory group said Tuesday. In fact, it's time to treat sexual harassment as...
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June 10, 2018 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of women gathered Sunday to turn British cities into rivers of green, white and violet to mark 100 years since the first U.K. women won the right to vote. Part artwork, part parade, "Processions" will see women march through London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast clad in the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday, June 9, 2018., with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2018 - 7:28 pm
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he now doesn't endorse the G-7 joint statement after what he calls Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde wait for the arrival of President Donald Trump to the Gender Equality Advisory Council breakfast during the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in La Malbaie, Quebec Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 09, 2018 - 1:19 pm
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived late for a gender equality meeting at an international summit, prompting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to kick it off without waiting for "stragglers" to arrive. Trump created a distraction when he walked in late for Saturday's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., heads into its annual meeting next week facing what one senior leader calls a “horrifying #MeToo moment." A series of sexual misconduct cases within the SBC has prompted its socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for the ill-treatment of women. Illustrating the SBC's predicament, the featured sermon at next week's meeting is scheduled to be delivered by Patterson, the central figure in the most prominent of the troubling #MeToo cases. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
June 09, 2018 - 10:33 am
The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week. A series of sexual misconduct cases has prompted the Southern Baptist Convention's socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for...
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June 08, 2018 - 3:19 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, signed bills Friday to protect transgender people from discrimination and ban therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of minors. The anti-discrimination law, which takes effect July 8, bans discrimination based on gender identity in...
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June 08, 2018 - 3:10 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine black former and current University of Minnesota football players who say their rights were violated in a sexual misconduct investigation sued the school on Friday, alleging they are victims of racial and gender discrimination. The federal lawsuit stems from the university's...
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Gabriela Hernandez, executive director of the nonprofit New Mexico Dream Team, holds up an image Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M, of a Honduran transgender woman who died while in U.S. custody last month. Immigrant and LGBT advocates gathered outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Albuquerque to protest migrant Roxsana Hernandez's death, which authorities say came after she developed symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration and complications associated with HIV. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz).
June 06, 2018 - 7:55 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico immigration attorney contends transgender migrants often receive limited medical care at a detention facility where a woman was being held before she was hospitalized and died last month. Joaquin Sanchez-Leal, of the Albuquerque-based Instituto Legal, says the...
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A man finds the doors locked and a sign explaining why the store closed early, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores nationwide Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next of may steps the company is taking to try to restore its tarnished image as a hangout where all are welcome. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 30, 2018 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers to talk about race with each other. It was part of the coffee chain's anti-bias training Tuesday, created after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks six...
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Tourists peer into the front window of a Starbucks, commonly referred to as the original Starbucks, in the Pike Place Market Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Seattle. The first Starbucks cafe was located nearby in the early 1970's. Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide on Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next of many steps the company is taking to try to restore its tarnished image as a hangout where all are welcome. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 29, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Starbucks' plan to close stores Tuesday for anti-bias training. (all times local): 4 p.m. A Starbucks worker cordoned off a line of customers at the company's famous Pike Place Market location in Seattle as employees prepared to receive anti-bias training. The...
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