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State orders Burlington schools to fix racial environment

Apr. 12, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Public Instruction has ordered the Burlington Area School District to repair what the agency is calling a “racially hostile environment.” The DPI issued an order Friday giving the district 30 days to come up with a...

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Apr. 12, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday. Brooklyn Center...

Trial begins on challenge to latest N. Carolina voter ID law

Apr. 12, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right. ...

The Latest: Pakistan expects to get 15M doses through COVAX

Apr. 12, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s foreign minister says the country will receive 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses through the UN-backed COVAX program. Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement Monday after meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. ...

Myanmar's ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi

Apr. 12, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling military squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside Monday, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those opposed to February's coup. Aung San Suu Kyi, who led the elected...

Albuquerque issue summons to armed man at downtown rally

Apr. 12, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say one armed man showed up for a planned white supremacist rally in downtown Albuquerque. Police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos Jr. says police had prepared Sunday for the possibility of a huge turnout but it never materialized. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 5, 2021. Editorial: A tawdry attack on voting rights, Senate Bill 7 should be rejected by the House Texas Republican senators disregarded the hours of expert testimony in committee and objections on the floor, they overlooked...

Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-leader of neo-Nazi group

Apr. 11, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Virginia are seeking a five-year prison sentence for a former neo-Nazi group leader who pleaded guilty to conspiring with other far-right extremists to threaten dozens of targets, including a predominantly African American church, a sitting U.S....

Black Lives Matter protesters march in Fargo

Apr. 11, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Fargo on Sunday to counter-protest a ‘White Lives Matter’ event that was reportedly planned at the city hall, but never materialized. A Black Lives Matter protest marched from Fargo's Island Park to the city hall,...

Son racially abused online after Tottenham loses to Man U

Apr. 11, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min on Sunday became the latest Premier League player to be targeted with racist abuse on social media following a match. The South Korea international was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out...