Gender issues

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The current Congress is almost monolithic when it comes to abortion. Only a small handful of Republicans vote to protect abortion rights; a similarly small number of Democrats support restrictions on abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 05, 2017 - 2:50 am
The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights. The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. Months after...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in his military have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire. A flurry of meetings has taken place in recent days, the start of an effort to devise a new policy. The result could be hundreds of...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. Months after...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, protestors attend a rally in New York City, to protest President Donald Trump's announcement of a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military. Trump’s tweets declaring transgender individuals unwelcome in his military has plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, seeing off a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in his military have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire. A flurry of meetings has taken place in recent days, the start of an effort to devise a new policy. The result could be hundreds of...
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A vehicle with the Nebraska State Patrol logo is parked in a state patrol facility in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. A federal lawsuit accuses the Nebraska State Patrol that it has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 02, 2017 - 10:39 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired, according to a new federal lawsuit that has prompted a criminal investigation. State Trooper Brienne...
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A vehicle with the Nebraska State Patrol logo is parked in a state patrol facility in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. A federal lawsuit accuses the Nebraska State Patrol that it has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 02, 2017 - 6:07 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired, according to a new federal lawsuit. State Trooper Brienne Splittgerber filed the lawsuit Tuesday against...
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August 02, 2017 - 7:26 am
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A transgender woman who was shot just outside Atlanta has died. College Park police Maj. Lance Patterson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 32-year-old Troy "TeeTee" Dangerfield was shot in her car outside an apartment complex in College Park early Monday morning...
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Graphic shows demographic characteristics of 100 most popular films of 2016; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
July 31, 2017 - 11:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern...
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In this July 29, 2017 photo transgender U.S. army captain Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during an interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 31, 2017 - 6:15 am
BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops. "All considered, I am, and have been, traversing what is essentially a personal matter, but is something I must address publicly," the email stated. "I...
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