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Latest Social Issues Items
  • Lawmakers putting finishing touches on budget

    A plan to provide prenatal care to pregnant women who are not U.S. citizens was rejected Thursday by the South Dakota Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee.


  • Dogs, puppies confiscated from suspected NC mill

    Authorities say more than 60 poodles and maltese dogs and puppies have been confiscated from a suspected puppy mill south of Statesville.


  • NH Senate passes pay equity bill

    The New Hampshire Senate has voted unanimously in favor of a bill that addresses pay equity between men and women.


  • Suits against Pa. officers settled for $500,000

    Two people who accused central Pennsylvania police officers of using excessive force are to receive $250,000 each in lawsuit settlements.


  • Correction: Death Row Inmate story

    In stories Feb. 24 and March 6 about sealed files in the Sir Mario Owens death penalty case, The Associated Press reported erroneously that media organizations sought to unseal the files because the death penalty was expected to be an issue in the 2014 gubernatorial race. The organizations did not make that argument, but rather challenged the sealing on legal grounds.


  • Ex-assemblyman arrested for domestic violence

    Former California Assemblyman Chris Norby has been arrested in Orange County for investigation of domestic violence and child endangerment.


  • Feds sue Ohio over seclusion at juvenile prisons

    The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a court order to force Ohio juvenile prisons to stop what federal officials describe as rampant use of solitary confinement to discipline boys with mental health disorders, a practice the state says is a last resort.


  • Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee, left, chats with Covered California Community Leader Dolores Huerta at a Covered California rally Thursday March 13, 2014 in Los Angeles. About 924,000 people have picked insurance plans through California's health care exchange as the race continues to attract more Latinos and younger people ahead of the enrollment deadline later this month. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    California health exchange enrolls 900,000 so far

    About 924,000 people have picked insurance plans through California's health care exchange as the race continues to attract more Latinos and younger people ahead of the enrollment deadline later this month.


  • Wagner promotes bill to shut down online sex ads

    Rep. Ann Wagner unveiled new legislation on Thursday that would make publishing online prostitution ads a felony under the federal criminal code.


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