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Virginians push to remember historically black high schools

Jan. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Vivian Monroe-Hester’s high school textbooks harbored hatred in their margins. As a teenager at the all-black Booker T. Washington High School in segregated, 1960s-era Virginia, Monroe-Hester studied from used books passed along by white high schools. White students, knowing...

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg step on stag to speak during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg meets Abrams while working to build broad campaign

Jan. 10, 2020 4:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came to Georgia on Friday to meet influential Democrat Stacey Abrams and then rally a white-collar crowd of supporters around his late-starting, unusual White House campaign. His visit with Abrams and a private speech to a voting rights...

FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Trebek to Rep. John Lewis: Let's survive cancer in 2020

Jan. 6, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek has a message of support for Congressman John Lewis as both fight pancreatic cancer. “We’re starting a new year, and let’s see if we can’t both complete the year as pancreatic cancer survivors,” Trebek said when asked what he would tell...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama presents a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Lewis announced Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, that he has stage IV pancreatic cancer, vowing he will stay in office and fight the disease with the tenacity which he fought racial discrimination and other inequalities since the civil rights era. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Congressman John Lewis says cancer is his latest battle

Dec. 30, 2019 1:58 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic...

Congressman John Lewis of Georgia discloses he has pancreatic cancer, says he will continue serving while being treated

Dec. 29, 2019 6:33 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Congressman John Lewis of Georgia discloses he has pancreatic cancer, says he will continue serving while being treated.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, on the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After impeachment, House bestows big trade victory on Trump

Dec. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after its historic impeachment votes, the Democratic-led House gave President Donald Trump an overwhelming bipartisan victory Thursday on a renegotiated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. By a 385-41 vote, the House approved a bill that puts in place terms of the United...

House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

Dec. 6, 2019 2:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The bill would amend the 1965...

Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta's mayor remove a prominent statue of Henry Grady from downtown Grady was a newspaper editor who advocate, seen Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. Grady was a newspaper editor who advocated for a

College students take aim at 19th Century editor's statue

Dec. 4, 2019 4:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta's mayor remove a prominent downtown statue of a 19th Century newspaper editor who called for maintaining white supremacy in the South. Henry Grady was a newspaper editor who advocated for a “New South” after the...

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., meets with his staff in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, as he prepares to deliver his farewell address on the floor of the Senate tomorrow. Isakson, a three-term senator, announced last summer that he would resign from the Senate on Dec. 31 for health reasons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Georgia’s US Sen. Isakson bids farewell to Senate colleagues

Dec. 3, 2019 6:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson made a plea for bipartisanship in a farewell speech Tuesday that took aim at the bitter division between the GOP and Democrats embroiled in a presidential impeachment investigation and nearing the start of a high-stakes election year. Stating bluntly that...