Posts Tagged Social issues

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices called on Congress to change the law to benefit victims.

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Q&A: A French economist’s grim view of wealth gap

This undated photo provided by Harvard Press shows French economist Thomas Piketty. In his new book, Piketty, who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. economy is beginning to decay into the aristocratic Europe of the 19th century. (AP Photo/Harvard Press, Emmanuelle Marchadour)

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’d like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance.

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SD high school group considers transgender policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a policy on transgender students.

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Summer movie preview: Hollywood bets big again

This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bladley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy." (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel)

NEW YORK (AP) — Like jumbo jets on the runway, Hollywood’s summer movies are lined up, ready for takeoff. Will they hit any turbulence?

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Skier Miller, son’s mom make custody pact, for now

In this Dec. 9, 2013 file photo, Olympic skier Bode Miller exits family court in New York. Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son. McKenna and the Sochi bronze medalist will share time with the toddler over the next four months. Monday's, April 21, 2014  agreement came shortly before both parents were to testify at a Manhattan Family Court hearing. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic skier Bode (BOH’-dee) Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son.

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