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In her name: Amanda Gorman Award honors high school poets

Aug. 12, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman can still remember when she was just another young poet trying to find her voice. Gorman and Penguin Random House have established the Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry, a $10,000 prize for public high school students who submit the best...

Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

Aug. 05, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country's new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic. ...

Iran supreme leader endorses hard-line protégé as president

Aug. 03, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader officially endorsed his hard-line protégé as the nation’s next president on Tuesday, just two days ahead of the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi at a sensitive time for Iran and the wider Middle East. The country is reeling...

Analysis: Iran strikes hard-line pose ahead of new president

Aug. 02, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Once a protégé of Iran's supreme leader is sworn in as president this week, hard-liners will control all parts of the Islamic Republic's civilian government. Given the brinkmanship over its accelerating nuclear program and the West...

Trump inaugural chair: I'm '100% innocent' in lobbying case

Jul. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee pleaded not guilty Monday and said he was “100% innocent” of charges that he secretly lobbied the U.S. on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Tom Barrack, 74, wearing a black...

Trump inaugural committee head accused of being UAE agent

Jul. 20, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates, even while he was seeking a position as an American diplomat. ...

Key events in the history of Haiti

Jul. 07, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dec. 6. 1492 — Christopher Columbus lands on a Caribbean island that the Indigenous Tainos called Quisqueya. The Spanish enslave the Tainos and rename it Isla Espanola, shortened to Hispaniola. 1697 — Spain cedes the western third of the...