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Protesters turn Supreme Court front into forum on abortion

Jun. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steady stream of protesters has turned the street in front of the Supreme Court building into an open-air forum encapsulating the fierce national debate over abortion after the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the justices would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling...

Lawsuit: 2 slain boys unlawfully placed with foster parents

Jun. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The biological mother of two small California boys who died while in the state foster care system has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her sons were unlawfully taken from her and placed with foster parents who are now charged with killing them. Four-year-old...

Biden seeks to counter 'legislative attacks' on LGBTQ rights

Jun. 15, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden issued an executive order Wednesday to stymie what what his administration calls discriminatory legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community by Republican-controlled states, declaring before a signing ceremony packed with activists, “pride is back at the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 13, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 12, 2022. Editorial: McConaughey, Abbott illustrate our stark divide on guns In the 19 days since a gunman massacred 19 children and two schoolteachers in Uvalde, two of Texas’ most prominent figures stepped into the national...

Lawsuit: LA shelter for kids was a den for sexual abuse

Jun. 09, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County-run shelter meant to be a safe space for children as they awaited placement in foster homes was for decades a den for sexual predators among the staff — and some residents — who preyed on children as young as 5, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 26, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Charlottesville Gazette-Mail. May 24, 2022. Editorial: WV GOP can’t argue facts in Kiessling case West Virginia GOP operatives, like Greg Thomas, can complain about timing in the state Senate District 8 Republican primary all they like. Thomas, Sen....

'From crisis to death': Probing teen's last, desperate hours

May. 13, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — “Y’all here to protect me,” the youth asked the officers, beseechingly. “Right?” The 17-year-old’s foster father, unable to deal with a teen who seemed to be in the throes of schizophrenia, had called Wichita police. When they arrived, Cedric...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 09, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 4, 2022. Editorial: Wait for High Court’s final abortion ruling We got a taste this week of the predicted public uproar that would follow the U.S. Supreme Court overturning its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But a leaked draft signaling the...

Lawmakers in 19 states want legal refuge for trans youth

May. 03, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 02, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

Detroit News. April 30, 2022. Editorial: Benson should commit wholly to transparency Two weeks ago, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she was reviewing her office’s long-standing policy of releasing drivers’ records on request, but we have yet to see what...