Social affairs

Hawaii state Rep. Joe Souki attends a news conference in Honolulu on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Souki will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 21, 2018 - 9:53 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission on Wednesday...
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Police stand guard in the street after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Afghan officials are reporting a large explosion on the road to a Shiite shrine in the capital, where people had gathered to mark the Persian new year. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)
March 21, 2018 - 9:21 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said. Wahid Majro, spokesman for The Public Health Ministry, said 65 others...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 13, 2018, file photo, Republican Rick Saccone, center, is surrounded by media as he heads to a polling place in McKeesport, Pa., to cast his ballot in a special U.S. House election. Saccone lost the election to Democrat Conor Lamb. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 21, 2018 - 9:17 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Rick Saccone conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday night in a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, more than a week after the end of a remarkable race that has shaken GOP confidence ahead of the November midterm elections. Lamb, 33,...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, speaks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., right, behind closed doors following a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring the Office of Strategic Services in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 21, 2018 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging writers, a mix of poets, dramatists and fiction and nonfiction authors, are the winners of this year's $50,000 Whiting Awards. The awards were presented Wednesday night at a ceremony in Manhattan. Poet Tommy Pico, dramatist Nathan Alan Davis, poet-nonfiction writer Anne...
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Zachary Cruz, center, the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect, is displayed in a monitor via closed circuit television from the main jail as he as he makes his first appearance on charges of trespassing on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2018 - 7:22 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set a $500,000 bond for the brother of the shooting suspect for trespassing at the school. Broward County...
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This undated photo provided by the Willey family shows Jaelynn Willey. A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded Willey inside a Maryland school on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot. (Courtesy of the Willey family via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 5:22 pm
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager used his father's legally-owned handgun in an attack inside his high school in Maryland, police said Wednesday. Austin Rollins, 17, was killed Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School when a school resource officer fired off a shot at the attacker. It was not...
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March 21, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped lead to the modern civil rights movement. But few whites knew of their existence at the time. That reality is at the top of NBC's two-hour documentary of how images...
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Officials investigate near a vehicle, center, where a suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in on him, in Round Rock, Texas, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 2:31 pm
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Austin bombings (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Authorities have publicly identified the dead Austin bombing suspect as 23-year-old Mark Conditt, of Pflugerville. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies issued a news release Wednesday saying a...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In her first appearance as a New York gubernatorial candidate, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon hammered her Democratic opponent Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the crumbling subway, the "cesspool" of corruption in state government and inequality across the state. But she couldn't...
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