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Meet the influential new player on transgender health bills

May. 20, 2023 18:08 PM EDT

Do No Harm, a nonprofit that launched last year to oppose diversity initiatives in medicine, has evolved into a significant leader in statehouses seeking to ban gender-affirming care for transgender youths, producing model legislation that an Associated Press analysis found has been used in at...

Supreme Court blocks Richard Glossip’s execution in Oklahoma

May. 05, 2023 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked Oklahoma from executing death row inmate Richard Glossip for his role in a 1997 murder-for-hire after the state's attorney general agreed Glossip's life should be spared. While it's rare for the conservative-dominated court to...

Wearing red, Indigenous families honor missing relatives

May. 05, 2023 14:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native Americans whose relatives have gone missing or been killed wore red on Friday, a color synonymous with raising awareness about the disproportionate number of Indigenous people who have been victims of violence. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples...

Supreme Court blocks Oklahoma from executing death row inmate Richard Glossip

May. 05, 2023 14:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court blocks Oklahoma from executing death row inmate Richard Glossip.

Oklahoma board denies clemency for death row inmate Glossip

Apr. 26, 2023 17:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s state parole board voted Wednesday not to recommend clemency for death row inmate Richard Glossip, even though the state attorney general said he doesn’t think the condemned man whose case has drawn celebrity interest received a fair trial. The...

Oklahoma county worried about fallout from racist recording

Apr. 22, 2023 12:30 PM EDT

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — So many residents of northern Texas cross the border into McCurtain County in far southeast Oklahoma each week that the area has earned the nickname of the “Dallas-Fort Worth Hamptons.” With its clean rivers and lakes, these forested foothills of the...

Oklahoma court upholds Richard Glossip’s murder conviction

Apr. 20, 2023 12:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip, paving the way for Glossip to be executed on May 18, despite the state attorney general’s concerns about some testimony and evidence. Glossip can still...

GOP states targeting diversity, equity efforts in higher ed

Apr. 17, 2023 11:25 AM EDT

Frustrated by college diversity initiatives he says are “fomenting radical and toxic divisions,” Texas state Rep. Carl Tepper set out to put an end to diversity, equity and inclusion offices in higher education. The freshman Republican lawmaker filed a bill to ban such offices....

Ohio train derailment highlights waste disposal predicament

Apr. 11, 2023 11:10 AM EDT

When word surfaced that soils and liquids laced with chemicals from the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment were being sent to southeastern Michigan for storage, local residents and politicians were livid. “People were seeing pictures of what happened in Ohio — the smoke...

Oklahoma AG to drop charges against GOP Rep. and his wife

Apr. 06, 2023 18:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Criminal charges against a Republican state lawmaker in Oklahoma that accused him of abusing his power by changing state law so his wife could become a tag agent are being dropped, Attorney General Gentner Drummond said on Thursday. Drummond said in a letter...