Family issues

May 06, 2017 - 12:53 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by public or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples. That's the potential effect of a bill set for passage Saturday in the state House. Five...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 05, 2017 - 11:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 05, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel gestures as he talks with journalists upon his arrival in Prague, Czech Republic. Michel said that the time has come for the European Union to make a final decision about Turkey’s "dead-end" EU membership process because after months of provocation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "masochism must have its limits." (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 05, 2017 - 5:27 am
British expectations in its divorce proceedings from the European Union are "not realistic," Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Friday, sending a clear warning that Britain will not escape having to foot a hefty bill for its momentous decision that has shaken the bloc to its core. Michel...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a weekly EU Commission meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will speak to the media in Brussels on Wednesday regarding Britain's departure from the bloc, after he presents his draft mandate laying out the terms for the talks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 03, 2017 - 5:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Britain must settle the financial debts it owes the bloc before talks on its future relations with its European partners can begin. Michel Barnier...
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Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, centre, speaking at Mawdesley Hall in Ormskirk, northwest England, whilst campaigning Monday May 1, 2017. The general election is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 6:59 am
LONDON (AP) — In public, Britain and the European Union say they want an amicable divorce. Behind the scenes, things are getting nasty. Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged Tuesday that Brexit "will not be easy," after EU officials accused Britain of underestimating the complexity of the task...
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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves BBC studios in London after appearing on a morning show Sunday April 30, 2017. Britain goes to the polls for a General Election on upcoming June 8. ( John Stillwell/PA via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 9:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal. Theresa May was speaking a day after 27 EU leaders formally backed the bloc's...
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From left, EU Chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk make their way to a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU leaders met on Saturday for the first time as the formal European Council of 27 to adopt guidelines for the upcoming Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 29, 2017 - 12:21 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly." The 27 EU leaders in Brussels finalized the...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in the two years of divorce negotiations and said the welfare of citizens and families living in each other's nations will be the priority once the talks start. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 29, 2017 - 11:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) ___ 5:05 p.m. Even before the European Union and Britain kick off their divorce negotiations, there is already a fight between the two that could affect the talks. EU Commission President...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in the two years of divorce negotiations and said the welfare of citizens and families living in each other's nations will be the priority once the talks start. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 29, 2017 - 10:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) ___ 4:55 p.m. Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says the 27 European Union countries will decide in June on a series of guidelines for the two London-based EU agencies — the...
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