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The Idaho Supreme Court building is seen in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, June 8, 2017. This week the state's highest court denied parental and visitation rights to a lesbian woman who raised a child with her former partner, because Idaho law generally doesn't afford unmarried same-sex parental figures the same rights it affords to grandparents and other blood relatives in custody disputes. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
June 08, 2017 - 7:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner, reflecting state laws that have not been updated since same-sex marriage became legal in 2014. The couple raised the child together after splitting up in...
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June 03, 2017 - 11:53 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A group of men in their 20s in Washington state has posted a Craigslist ad seeking a generic dad to grill burgers and hotdogs for a gathering set for the Saturday of Father's Day weekend in mid-June. Qualifications include a minimum of 18 years of experience as a dad and 10...
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Sonja St. John applies varnish on a violin at her workshop in Neenah, Wis., on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her brother, Jon St. John, died in Iraq in 2007 while serving in the military. Among other things, Sonja has found solace in her career, making and restoring violins. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
May 26, 2017 - 4:14 am
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving...
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View of flower tributes at St Ann's square in central Manchester, England, Thursday May 25 2017. More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 25, 2017 - 9:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. Here what's known about them so far: ___ Chloe Rutherford, 17, and her boyfriend Liam Curry, 19, were described as a perfect couple who "wanted to be together...
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May 24, 2017 - 6:30 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democracies. In its majority opinion, the court said a provision in the...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017, file photo, a Sharia law official whips a man convicted of adultery with a rattan cane in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when two men each face up to 100 stroke of the cane after neighbors reported them to Islamic religious police for having gay sex. Indonesian police detained dozens of men Sunday, May 21 in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta, another sign of growing hostility to homosexuality in the world's most populous Muslim nation. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File)
May 23, 2017 - 1:36 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash. Hundreds packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning...
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May 22, 2017 - 7:03 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. The "Freedom to Serve Children...
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May 22, 2017 - 1:47 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A married couple faces multiple animal cruelty charges after county officials seized 45 animals from their North Carolina home. The Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/2qKSWfU ) 21-year-old Damien Irvin and 19-year-old Samantha Wesche were arrested Friday. On May 15 Onslow...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:13 am
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A shooting in Colleton County has left two grandparents and their grandson dead and their granddaughter wounded. The Post and Courier reports ( http://bit.ly/2pUh3EA ) Colleton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Tyger Benton says deputies responded to a residence in the...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2016 file photo, Denise Wilkes, left, looks at baby Noah Burton, sitting on a fellow worshiper's lap, during a church service in Birmingham, Ala. Emma and Noah continued their reign as the most popular baby names last year. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 12, 2017 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't call me Caitlyn. A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security's annual list of the most popular baby names. In fact, the four names that dropped the...
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