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50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future....

Trump's 'bad hombres' draws jeers, Spanish lessons
PHOENIX (AP) -- Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" offended some of the millions of people watching the final presidential debate, who called it racially divisive....

You can leave your hat on: Scholar says Puritans were sexy
BOSTON (AP) -- "Fifty Shades of Grey," Puritan edition?...

Officials say they cannot enforce Hawaii fishing contracts
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal officials cannot enforce a contract being proposed by the commercial fishing industry as a solution to concerns about foreign fishing crews in Hawaii, leaving the industry responsible for enforcing its own rules....

Flood victims face major challenges as early voting begins
As Keith and Felicia Scott looked at the ruins of their flooded-out house in North Carolina, the mold growing up the walls and the loose floorboards lying waterlogged at their feet, the presidential election was about the furthest thing from their minds....

A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) -- There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind....

Raising a vegan baby: There's a right way and a wrong way
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name....

After rejecting Trump, McCain navigates tough GOP path
PHOENIX (AP) -- In his pursuit of a sixth term, Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the bombastic businessman's string of controversial claims....

Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) -- Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure....

Who is Evan McMullin, third-party candidate surging in Utah?
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics....

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50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding

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