Social Issues

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2016 file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards testifies in on Capitol Hill in Washington. An executive order issued by Louisiana's governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government was thrown out Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, by state District Judge Todd Hernandez, who said the governor exceeded his authority. Edwards said he intends to appeal. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
December 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An executive order issued by Louisiana's governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government was thrown out Wednesday by a judge who said the governor exceeded his authority. State District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled that Democratic Gov. John...
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December 14, 2016 - 1:50 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge citing "unprecedented and extensive media coverage" imposed a gag order Wednesday in the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer accused of killing an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge...
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December 14, 2016 - 1:39 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government won't send 100 federal officers to help police protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota as requested, drawing a sharp rebuke Wednesday by the county sheriff who wanted the help as well as the head of the National Sheriffs'...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo, Carlee Soto uses a phone to get information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., after gunman Adam Lanza killed 26 people inside the school, including 20 children. Victoria Soto, 27, was among those killed. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, Newtown is planning to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting with a moment of silence. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
December 14, 2016 - 10:46 am
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown held a moment of silence and flags were flying at half-staff across Connecticut to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It was Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six educators were killed by a troubled 20-year-old gunman who shot...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, better known as WIC, bag sits on a shopping cart waiting to be loaded into a recipient's vehicle at a center in Jackson, Miss. Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in the government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation's fight to slim down. The trend was found in a study on children up to age 2 enrolled in the WIC nutrition assistance program for low-income women and children. Half of all U.S. infants up to 12 months old are enrolled in the program. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 13, 2016 - 12:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A decline in chubby babies and toddlers is providing a glimmer of good news in the fight against childhood obesity. The trend was found in a study of children up to age 2 enrolled in a U.S. nutrition assistance program for low-income women and children. Half of all U.S. infants up to...
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December 07, 2016 - 7:46 am
When Joe McKnight, Jr., an African-American and former NFL player, was shot and killed following a road rage incident and the shooter, Ronald Gasser, a white male, was not immediately arrested, there were demands for Gasser’s immediate arrest. Some protested and the demand for the arrest of Ronald...
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July 11, 2016 - 7:45 am
As soon as I arrived at the fundraiser in memory of Taylor Friloux, the white 21-year-old female stabbed to death by a black male at Raising Canes in Kenner early June 29, I was led to the stage and asked to say something to the packed crowd at the Speakeasy on Williams Blvd. in Kenner. Totally...
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May 25, 2016 - 7:23 am
Raising the minimum age for strippers in Louisiana from 18 to 21 has been promoted by the state legislature as a battle in the war on the sex trafficking of underage girls. But will increasing the age to 21 successfully curtail sex trafficking? History has taught us that we, as a society, cannot...
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May 20, 2016 - 7:00 am
The fear of men suddenly starting to venture into women’s public bathrooms to take pictures of, molest or rape young girls and women as a result of respecting transgender individuals has officially reached the level of hysteria! I am receiving stories being circulated about men suddenly going into...
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