Gender issues

Teacher Pia Martin greets students as they arrive to school at the Science Leadership Academy as teachers take part in "A Day Without a Woman" demonstration in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Organizers of January's Women's March are calling on women to stay home from work and not spend money in stores or online to show their impact on American society. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 08, 2017 - 12:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — American women stayed home from work, zipped up their wallets, wore red and joined rallies across the country to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as part of International Women's Day events around the globe. The Day Without a Woman protest in the U.S. was put together...
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Police block women during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 08, 2017 - 4:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day events (all times local): 4:50 a.m. The president of the European Parliament has used the occasion of International Women's Day to promise that a Polish lawmaker will be punished for the crude, sexist comments he made last week. EU...
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Police block women during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 08, 2017 - 4:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day events (all times local): 4:40 a.m. Denmark's minister for gender equality, Karen Ellemann, is focusing on paternity leave on International Women's Day, saying equality between the sexes "also means equal opportunities to be a parent."...
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March 08, 2017 - 4:37 am
WOMEN'S DAY Women's March organizers call for 'A Day Without a Woman' PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take the day off and encouraging them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. Today's "A Day Without a...
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March 06, 2017 - 8:50 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government's health care role and...
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March 06, 2017 - 6:49 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL NEW: House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government's health care...
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High heels are on display in a store in London, Monday March 6, 2017. British lawmakers are due to debate banning mandatory high heels in the workplace on Monday, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home for wearing flat shoes. The debate is non-binding, but a committee of lawmakers has found that "discriminatory dress codes" are commonplace and called for urgent action. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 06, 2017 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain's Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and urged employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes. Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2016 file photo, transgender high school student Gavin Grimm poses in Gloucester, Va. The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday, March 6, 2017, they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 06, 2017 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen's case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys' bathroom in his...
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March 03, 2017 - 1:50 am
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA-SESSIONS UPDATE: Sessions recuses himself from Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election. Sessions' announcement came Thursday following...
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March 03, 2017 - 12:55 am
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA-SESSIONS Sessions recuses himself from Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. Sessions faced mounting pressure from both Democrats and...
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