Special interest groups

In this Feb. 11, 2019, photo provided by Bill Kerig, Great Coach Founder and CEO Bill Kerig works as a volunteer hockey coach for the Salt Lake City Lady Lightning U19 hockey team, in Salt Lake City. An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities involving minors. The website, designed by former pro moguls skier Bill Kerig, was originally started to help families find certified coaches who are best qualified to work with their kids. (Blake Palmer/William Kerig via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 4:30 pm
An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities involving...
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FILE - This illustration released on May 3, 2017 by the Obama Foundation shows plans for the proposed Obama Presidential Center with a museum, rear, in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side. This view looks from the south with a public plaza that extends into the landscape. Odds still favor the eventual construction of Barack Obama's $500 million presidential museum and library in a park along Chicago's lakeshore. A judge hears arguments Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, on a city motion to toss a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that argues the project violates laws barring development in lakeside parks. (Obama Foundation via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Odds still favor the eventual construction of Barack Obama's $500 million presidential museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore. But it's no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group. A federal judge in Chicago...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Gian Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation, speaks during a press conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. A group of winter sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. Climate advocacy group Protect Our Winters put out an open letter Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, calling on 75-year-old Gian Franco Kasper to step aside. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 5:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world's biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The climate advocacy...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file pool photo, Nathan Sutherland, accused of raping and impregnating a patient at Hacienda HealthCare, is arraigned in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. The rape of an incapacitated woman at this facility is driving Arizona to catch up to 10 states with laws or regulations governing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse inside long-term care facilities. Renewed attention on safeguarding vulnerable residents at care centers comes after an incapacitated woman gave birth at the Phoenix facility in Dec. 2018. (Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool, File)
February 08, 2019 - 9:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. Cameras are most commonly...
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A pedestrian walk past a building housing the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Providence, R.I. On Tuesday a prominent physicians' group asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the school, arguing that it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
January 30, 2019 - 10:55 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An advocacy group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018 file photo, women look on as numbers and names are called to cross the border and request asylum in the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico. The Mexican government said Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 that the United States plans to return 20 migrants per day to Mexico as they await an answer to their U.S. asylum claims. The spokesman for Mexico's Foreign Relations Department says Mexico doesn't agree with the move, but will accept the migrants at the San Ysidro border crossing, near Tijuana. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 25, 2019 - 8:13 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Eusebio Gomez thought his arduous journey to the U.S. and monthslong wait in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, would end when he made it to American soil. But a shift in the Trump administration's immigration policy could mean more waiting. The Mexican government said...
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January 18, 2019 - 12:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Superior Court judge in Cobb County has dismissed a case challenging the November election of Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Senior Judge Adele Grubbs said the plaintiffs did not prove any specific issues that would alter the outcome. The...
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Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, poses for a photo prior to an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 17, 2019 - 4:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Human Rights Watch says there is a growing resistance around the world against the abuses of autocrats by coalitions of states, civic groups and popular movements, which are all pushing back against populists seeking to curtail freedoms. The advocacy group said in its annual report...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Karen Pence smiles as she gives a tour of the holiday decorations at the Vice President's residence in Washington. It’s back to school for Karen Pence. Mrs. Pence began teaching art to elementary students at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 16, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence's return to teaching at a Virginia school that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for employees is drawing criticism from the nation's largest gay rights advocacy group. The office of the vice president's wife said it was...
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January 15, 2019 - 12:39 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling...
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