Human welfare

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Russell Bucklew. Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Oct. 1, 2019 for killing a southeast Missouri man during a violent crime rampage in 1996. Bucklew suffers from a rare medical condition that causes blood-filled tumors in his head, neck and throat, and he had a tracheostomy tube inserted in 2018. His attorneys say he faces the risk of a "grotesque execution process." Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who is considering clemency in the execution for tomorrow. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP File)
October 01, 2019 - 11:39 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri inmate was executed Tuesday for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner's rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection. Russell Bucklew was put to death at the state prison in...
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October 01, 2019 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is stopping imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region...
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A little boy looks at police from aboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. He was among 182 people aboard the Ocean Viking rescued in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya. (AP Photo/Renata Brito
October 01, 2019 - 2:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Four European Union nations will seek endorsement next week from their EU partners for a "fast-track system" for getting migrants off boats in trouble in the Mediterranean Sea and distributing people aboard who want to seek asylum among countries willing to take them. Germany,...
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump listens as her husband, President Donald Trump, addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 01, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will promote U.S. national parks and her youth initiative later this week in Wyoming. The White House says the first lady will visit national parks and landmarks Thursday and spread the child well-being message that's a key component of her year-old "Be Best"...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, a sign is displayed at Planned Parenthood of Utah in Salt Lake City. Federal officials say they’re redirecting nearly $34 million to cover gaps in access to birth control by low-income women after Trump administration abortion restrictions led to an exodus of clinics from the federal family planning program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 30, 2019 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they're redirecting nearly $34 million to cover gaps in access to birth control for low-income women after Trump administration abortion restrictions led to an exodus of clinics from the federal family planning program. Diane Foley, director of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a campaign event in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 29, 2019 - 8:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The need for affordable housing is gaining attention in the 2020 presidential campaign as Democrats step up with ideas to restrain prices. The issue hasn't dominated the campaign like health care or immigration has. But it represents the seeds of a growing debate as high rents and...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the occasion of the Migrant and Refugee World Day, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 29, 2019 - 6:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried "the culture of comfort" that leads to indifference in the face of a global migration and refugee crisis. The pope who has made caring for migrants a hallmark of his papacy spoke during a Mass for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees. "We cannot...
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In this Sept. 26, 2019 photo, a man of Cambodian descent, who has lived in the United States since childhood and is now facing possible deportation, poses in Lowell, Mass. Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 28, 2019 - 9:34 am
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration's efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal. At least 20 people in California have been...
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September 28, 2019 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The last victim compensation funds at Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses are closing as lawmakers plunge back into a years-old fight over whether to let long-ago victims of child sexual abuse sue perpetrators and institutions. It's more than a year after a landmark grand...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. The Trump administration will make a case in court to end a longstanding settlement governing detention conditions for immigrant children, including how long they can be held by the government. A hearing is scheduled before a federal judge Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles over the so-called Flores settlement. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 27, 2019 - 10:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said the rules conflict with a 1997 settlement...
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