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Panel calls for Virginia to purge dozens of old racist laws

Dec. 5, 2019 2:20 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A commission assigned to research racist laws from Virginia's past recommended Thursday that dozens of them be repealed, including measures that resisted desegregation, prevented black voters from casting ballots and prohibited interracial marriage. While most of the measures are...

Farage’s Brexit Party hit by split a week before UK election

Dec. 5, 2019 11:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage, which became the U.K.’s top party in European elections earlier this year, saw...

Israeli foreign minister says he hopes Corbyn isn’t elected

Dec. 5, 2019 6:20 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister says he hopes the leader of Britain’s Labour Party doesn’t get elected in the country’s upcoming vote. Israel Katz told Israeli Army Radio on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn isn’t brought to power on Dec. 12. Katz said:...

AP Interview: New Zealand PM aims to limit spread of hate

Dec. 5, 2019 2:40 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s prime minister said she will do all she can to stop a man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers from spreading his message of hate at his trial, while she hopes artificial intelligence will one day stop such attacks from being broadcast online. In an...

Gabrielle Union, NBC meet over 'America's Got Talent' firing

Dec. 4, 2019 9:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive" first conversation on her firing from “America's Got Talent" and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-set behavior. “We had a...

Brothers charged in assault, accused of yelling racist slurs

Dec. 4, 2019 5:20 PM EST

DRACUT, Mass. (AP) — Two brothers from New Hampshire have been charged with attacking a man in the parking lot of a Massachusetts pizza shop, yelling racist slurs, and telling the victim to “go back to Africa,” authorities said Wednesday. Jeremy Stephenson, 36, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, and...

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...

France creates anti-hate crime office amid anti-Semitic wave

Dec. 4, 2019 7:40 AM EST

WESTHOFFEN, France (AP) — The French government is creating a national anti-hate crime office following the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner made the announcement Wednesday in the town of Westhoffen, where vandals scrawled...

NBC, union investigate ‘America’s Got Talent’ racism report

Dec. 2, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union's allegation that she was fired as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” because she complained of racism and other on-set issues. The Screen Actors Guild‐American...

UK group: Rabbi badly beaten in London, hate crimes on rise

Dec. 2, 2019 9:18 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A neighborhood watch group that protects largely Jewish neighborhoods in London says a visiting rabbi has been badly beaten by men shouting anti-Semitic abuse. The security group Shomrim said Monday that the rabbi was left “bleeding and dazed” after an assault by men who shouted...