Social issues

Vegetation is piled in preparation of new border wall construction Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, south of Donna, Texas.(Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has quietly transferred more than $200 million from Pentagon counterdrug efforts toward building his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing protests from Democrats who say he is again abusing his powers. The move would shift $129 million to...
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Picketing United Auto Workers Richard Rivera, left, and Robin Pinkney react to news of a tentative contract agreement with General Motors, in Langhorne, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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October 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers "major gains" for workers, was hammered out...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit in Los Angeles. For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. But the stories tumbling out this week show it’s far from eradicated. Prompted by Warren’s claim that she was forced out of a teaching job in 1971 because she was pregnant, scores of women have shared similar stories on social media. Police officers, academics, fast food workers, lawyers, flight attendants and others say they hid pregnancies on the job or during interviews, faced demotion or demeaning comments and were even fired after revealing a pregnancy.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 16, 2019 - 1:02 pm
In an Oct. 12 story about pregnancy discrimination, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Neal Gerber and Eisenberg law firm. A corrected version of the story is below: Pregnancy discrimination continues, 41 years after US ban For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination...
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Demonstrators walk along a highway in Girona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Thousands of people have joined five large protest marches across Catalonia that are set to converge on Barcelona, as the restive region reels from two straight days of violent clashes between police and protesters. The marches set off from several Catalan towns and aimed to reach the Catalan capital by Friday. (AP Photo/Mar Grau)
October 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people in two days. "Everything is prepared and (the government) will act, if...
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October 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about two shootouts between Mexican security forces and suspected drug cartel gunmen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they took place the same day. One took place Monday, and the other Tuesday. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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Red paint covers a statue of Christopher Columbus on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Providence, R.I., after it was vandalized on the day named to honor him as one of the first Europeans to reach the New World. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
October 16, 2019 - 11:19 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A city councilor in Rhode Island says she thinks the recent vandalism to a Christopher Columbus statue is a good thing. Democrat Katherine Kerwin told WPRO radio on Wednesday that she thinks the statue should be removed and that healthy civil disobedience is good for society...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and clamored for her to resign after she walked out of the legislature on Wednesday and then delivered the annual address 75 minutes late via television. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 16, 2019 - 6:41 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader expressed "frustration and disappointment and regret" Wednesday over steps by the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protesters in the territory and warns they'll hurt American companies operating there. Reinforcing that criticism, Chinese Foreign Ministry...
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Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Europa League Group E soccer match between Lazio and Rennes, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 16, 2019 - 5:21 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Lazio for fans' racist behavior by closing one end of Stadio Olimpico for its Europa League game against Celtic. UEFA says its disciplinary panel also threatened Lazio with a one-game full stadium closure, suspended for a one-year probationary period. The...
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Bulgarian fans leave the stadium during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 16, 2019 - 4:51 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian government says it has detained four soccer fans linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against England. Bulgarian fans also directed monkey noises at England's black players during the match,...
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Demonstrators hold up photos of LeBron James grimacing during a rally at the Southorn Playground in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown basketballs at a photo of LeBron James and chanted their anger about comments the Los Angeles Lakers star made about free speech during a rally in support of NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests touched off a firestorm of controversy in China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 16, 2019 - 3:11 am
LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank...
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