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Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signing legislation, in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
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AP News
October 01, 2019 - 4:23 pm
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states.
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In this Oct. 11, 2013 file image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. Snowden has written a memoir.
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August 01, 2019 - 10:31 am
By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir. The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveillance is coming out Sept. 17. Metropolitan Books, an imprint of...
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Gavin Grimm
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July 23, 2019 - 10:02 am
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. ___ NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court...
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Supreme Court.
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Kristen Johanson
June 28, 2019 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years after the Stonewall riots galvanized a national movement for LGBT rights, the battle is still being fought in the courts, with one major case headed to the nation's highest court this fall, and two local cases not far behind. The U.S. Supreme Court will...
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The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Friday against Alabama's abortion law, the latest in legal challenges to state legislation that place restrictions on abortions.
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May 24, 2019 - 4:14 pm
By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) -- The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Friday against Alabama's abortion law, the latest in legal challenges to state legislation that place restrictions on abortions. Alabama's near-total ban -- the most restrictive...
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs the anti-abortion legislation Tuesday at the state Capitol in Atlanta.
CNN
May 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
By Alanne Orjoux, Jessica Ravitz and Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) - - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed a bill that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- a law that the American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge in court. Currently in Georgia, women are allowed to...
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This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M.
Russell Contreras/AP Photo
March 14, 2019 - 9:21 am
By Astrid Galvan, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque...
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 this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File
February 21, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up...
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A supporter of Initiative 1631 holds a sign referencing the Nisqually Indian Tribe during a rally supporting the November ballot measure in Washington state that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
November 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending nondiscrimination protections to transgender people, including their use of public bathrooms and...
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In this April 2, 2016, file photo, Scott Turner Schofield arrives at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Schofield, a veteran trans performer, stars in the upcoming European film "The Conductor."
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August 07, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Jocelyn Noveck, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching...
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