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US High Court Turns Away Dispute Over Gay Worker Protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a Georgia security guard who said she was harassed and forced from her job because she is a lesbian, avoiding an opportunity to decide whether a federal law that bans gender-based bias also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation. The justices left in place a lower court ruling against Jameka Evans, who had argued that workplace sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Workplace protections are a major source of concern…

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Stakes High for President Trump in Alabama Senate Race

The southern state of Alabama is the center of the U.S. political universe this week as voters on Tuesday choose a senator to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become attorney general. The race pits controversial Republican Roy Moore, who is battling sexual harassment allegations, against Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor. The outcome of the race could have national implications for both political parties and for President Donald Trump.  Moore has denied several allegations of sexual misconduct when he was in his 30s involving women who were…

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Stakes High for Trump in Tuesday’s Senate Race in Alabama

The southern state of Alabama is the center of the U.S. political universe this week as voters choose a senator to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become U.S. attorney general. The outcome of the race could have national implications for both political parties and for President Donald Trump. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Washington. … Read the referenced story here: Stakes High for Trump in Tuesday’s Senate Race in Alabama

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