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With a withered state party, Alabama Democrats on their own

Oct. 26, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate last year has given hope to Democrats in deep-red Alabama, a state where they haven't had hope in a long time. But the party's candidates have been largely on their own in trying to get their message out. Enfeebled by years of Republican...

Oregon voters deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary law

Oct. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American. "I was ashamed. It wasn't right, what they were doing,"...

Emmett Till cousin: 'Hate is a luxury I can't afford'

Oct. 25, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Emmett Till's cousin says people should learn about the black teenager's brutal death that energized the civil rights movement. But the Rev. Wheeler Parker also says: "Hate is a luxury I can't afford." Parker appeared Tuesday at Northeast Mississippi Community College in...

Today in History

Oct. 24, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2018. There are 68 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1972, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who'd broken Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, died in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 53. On this date: In 1648, the...