Social issues

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he gets into his car after arriving in Sydney, Friday, April 21, 2017. Pence will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday as part of his 10-day, four country trip to Asia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Australia on Saturday that the U.S. remains committed to the countries' longtime alliance, as he tried to patch up relations that were left frayed when President Donald Trump got into a spat with Australia's leader over a refugee...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, a woman holds a sign at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco. The Trump administration is moving beyond rhetoric in its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The Justice Department is forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. It...
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This undated photo provided by the Fresno Police Department shows Kori Ali Muhammad a suspect in the Fresno, Calif., shooting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Muhammad was arrested on Tuesday shortly after the deadly morning rampage that left several dead according to police. (Fresno Police Department via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a man accused of gunning down four white men in Fresno in a racially motivated attack (all times local): 6 p.m. The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno faced repeated domestic violence charges years ago, including allegations that...
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April 21, 2017 - 8:13 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court will hear arguments in an appeal of a Hawaii federal judge's ruling blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied a request by Hawaii attorneys asking that a panel of 11 judges hear...
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President Donald Trump walks along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can "rest easy," the president said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 21, 2017 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press...
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April 21, 2017 - 8:02 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court will hear arguments in an appeal of a Hawaii federal judge's ruling blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied a request by Hawaii attorneys asking that a full panel of judges...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Juan Escalante, of the immigration reform group America's Voice, conducts interviews in New York. Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy," even if President Donald Trump said they should. Nearly 800,000 people living illegally in the U.S. qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Trump said Friday, April 21, 2017, that his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals. Escalante , who was brought to the U.S. from Venezuela at age 11, told the AP Friday, April 21, 2017, "I don't think anyone should feel comforted." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 21, 2017 - 7:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won't "rest easy," even if President Donald Trump says they should. Several "dreamers" told The Associated Press on Friday that they were not comforted by Trump's pledge, in an AP interview, that he wouldn't...
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Chelsea Clinton attends Variety's Power of Women: New York Presented by Lifetime, at Cipriani Midtown on Friday, April 21, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
April 21, 2017 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton stayed away from politics and stuck to the subject of childhood obesity Friday at a Variety magazine event honoring prominent women and their charity work — except for her last line. Responding to a pointed quip hours earlier from emcee Vanessa Bayer, a "Saturday...
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April 21, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday seemed reluctant to issue another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying two courts already have halted the bid to stop immigration from six predominantly Muslim counties. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said...
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A pedestrian stands next to a refrigerator destroyed in a night of looting, in El Valle neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 21, 2017. At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas' biggest military base where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while trying to loot a bakery protected by an electric fence. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 21, 2017 - 4:29 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas' biggest military base where...
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