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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, speaks on the House floor in Olympia, Wash. Manweller, a political science professor, has been fired by Central Washington University effective immediately following the completion of an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)

Lawmaker fired from CWU after misconduct investigation

- Associated Press

Republican Rep. Matt Manweller was fired by Central Washington University Tuesday following the completion of an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct.

Lawmakers urged to update ethics law to combat harassment

- Associated Press

Kentucky lawmakers were urged by an ethics commission on Tuesday to strengthen their legislative ethics law to fill a void in the fight against sexual harassment surfacing at the state Capitol.

Attorneys Michael Avenatti and Ricardo de Anda exit the building of the Houston Immigration Court, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Houston.  Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.  (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

- Associated Press

The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala.

Yaisah Val a transgender woman get her makeup done at her home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 12, 2018. Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory

- Associated Press

Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life.

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Lilian Calderon, center, cries as she describes her experiences while in custody, alongside her husband, Luis Gordillo, right, during a news conference at the office of the American Civil Liberties Union in Providence, R.I.   Gordillo is a U.S. citizen, but Calderon is a native of Guatemala who came to the country with her family at the age of 3. She was ordered to leave in 2002 after her father was denied asylum.  (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

- Associated Press

Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti is interviewed on the Cheddar network, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in New York. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult film star, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid

- Associated Press

Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.

FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington. Groups tied to the Russian government have been trying to meddle in U.S. politics since at least the 2016 elections. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

- Associated Press

The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations - but with a twist.

Judge denies request for names in Rosenberg spouse's case

Associated Press

A Massachusetts judge on Monday blocked prosecutors' request for the names of witnesses who cooperated with an internal investigation into former state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and his estranged husband Bryon Hefner.