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Family of woman killed by undocumented immigrant sues San Francisco sheriff, federal agencies

The parents of Kathryn Steinle, a San Francisco woman who was shot to death by an undocumented immigrant, have filed wrongful death claims against the city’s Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 124 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Only 16 women so far registered for first-ever vote in Saudi Arabia

Since August 22, women in Saudi Arabia are allowed to register to vote for the municipal elections in December, the first time they are allowed to do so, as well as stand for office. 148 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Carly Fiorina takes on CNN over debate criteria -- and wins

Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina notched a major victory ahead of the second Republican primary debate taking place later this month. Fiorina, the only woman seeking the GOP nomination, was going to be squeezed out of the September 16 debate on CNN because the network was using polling data collected before and after the first debate on August 6 to determine which 10 candidates would take the stage. 125 more words

Arts And Culture

Woman found guilty of taking up a cop's energy and time

A 30-year-old Pittsburgh woman was recently fined $300 by a judge who found her guilty of taking up a police officer’s energy and time. Back in April, Kimberly Bracken was riding her bike in Pittsburgh when she happened upon the arrest of a teenager that was in progress. 100 more words

Human And Civil Rights

NYPD cop becomes highest-ranking black woman in department’s history

Meet the highest ranked black woman in @NYPDnews history. http://t.co/afybwF7XZq pic.twitter.com/VDQxP18eLq

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 31, 2015

“I’m saying this to all the young ladies out there who have been discouraged, who have had challenges: ‘Make this your opportunity’.” That was the advice given by New York Police Department Deputy Chief Kim Royster, who became the highest-ranking in uniformed black woman in department history with her promotion to assistant chief on Monday.

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Human And Civil Rights

French woman “allergic to WiFi” to receive disability benefits

In France, a 39-year old woman has been granted disability benefits by the court for a rather unique ailment: a WiFi allergy. Marine Richard claimed that she suffers from “electromagnetic sensitivity,” which makes exposure to mobile phones, television and Wi-Fi extremely uncomfortable and has caused her to move to a barn in the countryside. 68 more words

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Excuse me, your ideology is showing

When conservative politicians run out of meaningful things to say about Alberta’s NDP government they whip out the “ideology” card and last week’s debate featuring candidates vying for the seat left vacant by Jim “all-or-nothing” Prentice was no exception. 747 more words

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