Social affairs

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tells reporters the NFL team owners have reached agreement on a new league policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 24, 2018 - 12:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem. Put the focus back on football. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:39 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The panel that oversees North Carolina's public universities is changing leadership. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Thursday elected Greenville businessman Harry Smith as chairman. Smith is replacing Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette Jr., who...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe executives are investigating an allegation the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text message exchange with a former employee. Hilary Sargent, a former editor for Boston.com, tweeted a screenshot of an undated text exchange she said occurred between her and...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Judge Thomas Estes presides in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown, Mass. The Supreme Judicial Court said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that Estes would be suspended without pay effective June 15. Estes admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters at the courthouse. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:19 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his courthouse chambers will be suspended indefinitely, the state's highest court ruled Thursday, and may face removal from the bench. The Supreme Judicial Court said Judge Thomas Estes' "grave, willful and...
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May 24, 2018 - 11:19 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Actress and comedian Tina Fey has made a surprise visit to her former Pennsylvania high school. District officials say Fey stopped by Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Wednesday to film a promotional video for her Broadway musical "Mean Girls." Fey graduated from Upper...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:24 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain have issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family. A prosecutor's statement says Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, a 24-year-old rap singer and composer from Palma de Mallorca best...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An international security body says it is deploying 22 long-term and 350 short-term observers to monitor Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, returning from a roundtable discussion on illegal immigration and gang violence. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include "a real wall" along the Mexican border and "very strong border security." Moderate House Republicans are pushing a deal that could lead to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:25 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The president of Savannah State University faces complaints from some students, alumni, faculty members and a group of ministers. WSAV-TV reports groups have sent letters to the Georgia Board of Regents in recent months protesting the leadership of Cheryl Dozier. The letters...
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This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. The release comes as city officials who've viewed the videos have expressed concern about how officers conducted themselves. Even leaders of the police department have hinted the video may make them look bad. (Milwaukee Police Department via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 7:33 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee police chief has apologized to Sterling Brown and says officers have been disciplined for acting "inappropriately" after the Bucks player was zapped with a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation in January. Brown, who is African-American, said in a...
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