Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year
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Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” for his activism. Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem that repeatedly … Continue reading

Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations
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Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men’s anguished descriptions of their abuses come nearly a decade after Sri … Continue reading

Boarding school owner charged with abusing teenage students
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Boarding school owner charged with abusing teenage students

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The owner of an Iowa boarding school for teenagers coerced one female student into a sexual relationship, had others undress during “body image therapy” sessions and kept classmates in solitary confinement for long stretches, prosecutors alleged Friday. Former Midwest Academy owner and director Benjamin Trane, 39, is charged with third-degree … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other inquiries press on. The president joined Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in a news conference Thursday. … Continue reading

Trump assails ‘witch hunt’ after naming of special counsel
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Trump assails ‘witch hunt’ after naming of special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert … Continue reading

Poland marks anniversary of president’s death in plane crash
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Poland marks anniversary of president’s death in plane crash

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — With wreath-laying ceremonies and prayers, Poland on Monday observed the seventh anniversary of a plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 others. Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice, is headed by Kaczynski’s twin brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who has led regular commemorations of the tragedy and … Continue reading

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Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it will side with a Muslim woman who didn’t get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company’s dress code to her job interview. Liberal and conservative justices aggressively questioned the company’s lawyer during arguments at … Continue reading