Posts Tagged Social issues

Ga lawmakers consider athlete legislation

ATLANTA (AP) — In the wake of the suspension of Georgia running back Todd Gurley, state legislators are considering ways to punish people who jeopardize college athletes’ eligibility.

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High school coach suspended amid investigation

POWELL, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school football coach has been suspended amid an investigation into whether he unnecessarily put students at risk of injury.

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Steelers Will Gay promoting domestic violence app

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is working with a women’s shelter to promote the national debut of a mobile app designed to help victims of domestic violence.

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David Cronenberg writes first novel, ‘Consumed’

In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, filmmaker David Cronenberg poses for a portrait in promotion of his debut novel "Consumed" in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — To finish his first novel, David Cronenberg had to work around a few other projects.

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Chinese art colony’s free-speech illusion shatters

In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2014, Chinese artist Li Dapeng talks to reporters in front of one of his works depicting a typical Chinese scene featuring figures with grotesque pig heads at his studio in the Songzhuang art district in eastern Beijing, China. Artists in Songzhuang have long enjoyed rare creative freedoms by keeping their art and conversation mostly away from the public, but police arrested 13 people who work or live in the district in October after they posted online pictures and commentary support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(AP Photo/Jack Chang)

BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing’s Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China’s prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.

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