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Ivanka Trump lauds Saudi, UAE on women’s rights reforms

By AYA BATRAWY | February 16, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump lauded Sunday a handful of Mideast countries, including close U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for embarking on “significant reforms” to advance women's rights, while speaking...

The Latest: Bloomberg isn’t at debate, but he’s name-dropped

February 7, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential debate and the upcoming primary in New Hampshire (all times local):10:15 p.m.Billionaire Michael Bloomberg didn’t qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire...

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):11:25 p.m.Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class...

Ecuador president slammed for ugly words about harassment

By GONZALO SOLANO | February 2, 2020

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenín Moreno has scrambled to apologize for comments suggesting women tend to complain about sexual harassment when it comes from ugly people.In a speech to investors Friday in the port city of Guayaquil, Moreno...

Nevada airport pulls magazine over cover story about brothel

January 31, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A women's lifestyle magazine was pulled from its advertising racks at a Nevada airport after it ran a cover story about a brothel near Reno, airport officials said.Bliss Life magazine featured the Mustang Ranch Brothel and its workers...

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

By FELICIA FONSECA | January 26, 2020

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to...

Women rise in primary elections

Women rise in primary elections

By Ginger Simons | October 28, 2018

More women than ever are running for office this midterm season, and this “Pink Wave” is an encouraging sign women may be one step closer to achieving equal representation in Congress, regardless of political party.In 2017 a number of women’s issues...

Chicago Women’s March (PHOTOS)

By Yeon Woo Kim | January 23, 2017

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Columnist dives into why women vote GOP

By Hayley Devitt | October 17, 2012

I have my reasons for voting for President Barack Obama on Nov. 6. To say the least, I feel the incumbent is more in touch with the average American citizen than former Gov. Mitt Romney even pretends to be. However, I recently found an online discussion...

Providing information for pregnancy resources is not taking a stance

By Letter Writer | March 2, 2011

In response to Wednesday's letter to the editor, "NIU should not be taking a stance on abortion," --it's not. Access to abortion is a legal right that has been guaranteed by the decision in Roe v. Wade. The fact that an individual disagrees with this...

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

By Jessica Jenks | March 1, 2011

The House of Representatives voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood on Feb. 18. The representatives pushing to pass the bill claimed that federal funding should not go toward a place that advocates and provides abortions. Although abortion...