Women's rights

Feminist activists protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and a justice minister who has criticized the #MeToo movement, in Paris, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Feminist activists held two small protests Wednesday in Paris, saying the appointments fly in the face of Macron's promises to make equality between women and men the "Great Cause" of his five-year term. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 07, 2020 - 2:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — One of French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government ministers has been accused of rape. Another is a lawyer who ridiculed the #MeToo movement and defended a top official accused of rape. Women’s rights groups are angry and confused, and on Tuesday staged two protests in Paris over...
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File-This June 18, 2020, file photo shows Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updating the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Des Moines, Iowa. Reynolds on Monday, June 29, 2020, signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Pool, File)
July 02, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds signed the measure into law just after lawyers representing...
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Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 02, 2020 - 2:31 pm
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of victimizing dozens of girls and women over many years. According to the indictment,...
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June 30, 2020 - 5:01 pm
An Iowa judge issued an injunction halting the state’s latest abortion restriction, a 24-hour waiting period, on Tuesday, a day before the measure was set to become law. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill Monday, but the order issued by state court Judge Mitchell Turner prevents it from...
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In this May 19, 2018 photo, Gregory Katz, acting London bureau chief for The Associated Press, stands in front of St. George's Chapel in Windsor near London, while covering the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Katz, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who recently led the AP's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Monday, June 22, 2020. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. (AP Photo)
June 24, 2020 - 5:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Katz, an acclaimed correspondent for The Associated Press in London who recently led the news cooperative's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Tuesday. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. His...
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May 02, 2020 - 9:20 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese officials said Saturday they are working to criminalize the widespread practice of female genital mutilation after the transitional government approved a landmark draft law. Under the proposed amendment to the criminal code, anyone found guilty of performing the procedure...
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April 30, 2020 - 5:32 pm
The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities. Plaintiffs in the suit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Michigan, include women who have been athletes at...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 29, 2020 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sexual assault allegation is raising Joe Biden's first big challenge as the Democrats' presidential nominee, fueling Republican attacks and leaving many in his own party in an uncomfortable bind. Biden's campaign has denied the allegation from his former Senate staffer, Tara...
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This 2019 photo provided by Augusta Films, shows Richard Sobol in a still from the documentary "A Crime on the Bayou." Sobol, a lawyer who defended black civil rights activists at the height of the movement in Louisiana, often weathering threats to his own life, died March 24, 2020, at his home in Sebastopol, Calif., of aspiration pneumonia. He was 82. (Augusta Films. A Crime on the Bayou via AP)
April 15, 2020 - 1:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white lawyer who defended black civil rights activists at the height of the movement in Louisiana, often weathering threats to his own life, has died. Richard Barry Sobol died March 24 at his home in Sebastopol, California, of aspiration pneumonia, stemming from radiation...
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks to the press during a news conference on Sunday, March 29, 2020, about the coronavirus COVID-19 and the state's response from the State Emergency Operation Center in Johnston, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)
March 30, 2020 - 10:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, handing Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers a victory as clinics across the U.S. filed lawsuits to stop states from trying to shutter them...
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