Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties
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Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over removing Confederate symbols from U.S. college campuses is spurring wider questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past. Students and alumni are no longer simply opposing overt Confederate memorials, but also lesser-known founders and donors with … Continue reading

NFL continues to fight racial injustice
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NFL continues to fight racial injustice

by Kaitlyn Wolodkewitsch The fight for racial equality, specifically ending police brutality, rages on as NFL teams across the nation are kneeling during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans. President Trump tweeted that NFL team owners should fire the players who are kneeling during the national anthem insisting that kneeling during the … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump says protests will hurt NFL business
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The Latest: Trump says protests will hurt NFL business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his criticism of protesting athletes (all times local): 1:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says football players can protest during a game “but they cannot do it during the national anthem.” Trump says there are plenty of other places where players can protest. Trump says that … Continue reading

The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games
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The Latest: Melania Trump applauds US athletes at games

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump leading the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games in Toronto (all times local): 9 p.m. U.S. first lady Melania Trump stood and applauded Team USA during the opening ceremonies in Toronto of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans. Mrs. Trump joined the … Continue reading

Actor Mark Ruffalo joins march against white supremacy
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Actor Mark Ruffalo joins march against white supremacy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Actor Mark Ruffalo has joined activists marching from Charlottesville, Virginia, to the nation’s capital to condemn white supremacy recently on display in the Virginia city. “The Avengers” star tweeted photos of himself Thursday in “The March to Confront White Supremacy.” In a statement, Ruffalo says he’s marching in memory of Heather … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest
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Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest

DETROIT (AP) — The arrests of dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials appear to be among the first roundups of people from Iraq who have long faced deportation, underscoring rising concerns in other immigrant communities. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Monday declined to say how many were taken … Continue reading

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator
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Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the president, undermine reforms aimed at pulling the economy from recession and leave Latin America’s largest nation rudderless. Stocks plunged, both chambers of Congress cancelled sessions and President Michel Temer’s office canceled his planned activities Thursday … Continue reading

Thousands march for immigrant rights in Dallas
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Thousands march for immigrant rights in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Thousands of people marched and rallied in downtown Dallas on Sunday, April 9, to call for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system and end to what organizers said is an aggressive deportation policy. Organizers who called Sunday’s event the “Dallas Mega March” said President Donald Trump’s executive orders restricting travel from … Continue reading

Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ police response to protest chaos
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Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ police response to protest chaos

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they overtook a largely peaceful protest against a right-wing speaker. But that response by campus officers is being questioned amid widening political polarization and increasingly hostile demonstrators. Last week’s … Continue reading

Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day
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Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said. The group was charged Saturday with felony rioting, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to … Continue reading

Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes
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Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes

CHICAGO (AP) — A Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side canceled Friday classes amid concern about a demonstration, which was later postponed, to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man and a series of racially charged text messages from students. Eva Lewis, who helped organize the Black Lives Matter demonstration planned by … Continue reading

Thousands protest Trump win around US
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Thousands protest Trump win around US

CHICAGO (AP) — The raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump’s election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful. From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, demonstrators carried flags and … Continue reading

South African police arrest student protest leader
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South African police arrest student protest leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police raided a university student residence in Johannesburg early Sunday, arresting a leader of sometimes violent protests for free education who caused an outcry last year when he declared admiration for Adolf Hitler. The arrest of Mcebo Dlamini, a former student council president at the University of the Witwatersrand, followed … Continue reading

South African police clash with student protesters
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South African police clash with student protesters

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say police fired rubber bullets during clashes with university students protesting for free education. The violence broke out Wednesday at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. The African News Agency says 10 students were arrested during the confrontation with police. Several South African universities have suspended classes because of clashes between … Continue reading