TODAY IN HISTORY, AUGUST 31


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Gay Couples in New York Can Now Seek Parental Rights For Nonbiological Kids — U.S. – TIME


(ALBANY, N.Y.) — New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent. The Court of Appeals decision resolves two cases of former unmarried same-sex couples in which the biological mothers kept the…

via Gay Couples in New York Can Now Seek Parental Rights For Nonbiological Kids — U.S. – TIME

Donald Trump to Meet With Mexico’s President Wednesday — World – TIME


Republican nominee Donald Trump will make a hastily scheduled trip to Mexico Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto just hours before he is scheduled to attempt to clarify his controversial, and sometimes conflicting, positions on immigration. The trip is a high-stakes gamble by the bombastic billionaire reality television star, who is trailing in…

via Donald Trump to Meet With Mexico’s President Wednesday — World – TIME

South Korea Says Top North Korean Education Official Has Been Executed — World – TIME


(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea has executed a vice premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said Wednesday. If confirmed, they would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals carried out since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took power in late…

via South Korea Says Top North Korean Education Official Has Been Executed — World – TIME

Louisville Sees 24 Heroin Overdoses Reported in One Day — U.S. – TIME


(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Public health officials in Louisville are warning of a spike in heroin overdoses in the city. According to WDRB-TV, officials at Norton Hospital say there were at least 24 confirmed overdose cases in Louisville on Tuesday. Dr. Robert Couch, an emergency physician at Norton, said at a news conference that he saw…

via Louisville Sees 24 Heroin Overdoses Reported in One Day — U.S. – TIME