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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hold T-shirts given to them by students during their visit to the International Studies Learning Center in South Gate, Calif. On Friday, May 22, 2020, The Associated Press reported on manipulated photos circulating online altered to show Biden and Xi holding up T-shirts that say “I (Heart) China.” At the actual event, the Chinese text translates in English to “China America two countries friendship everlasting,” while the other reads, “Fostering goodwill between America & China.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Michigan sent absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of primaries...

Tennessee rep: Loud protests near chamber may warrant arrest

May. 22, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Bruce Griffey's hearing is iffy and getting worse with age. Seated in the back of the echo-prone House, the 57-year-old Republican said he struggles to hear proceedings when protests get loud outside the chamber. He said he's had particular trouble hearing over a...

Oklahoma officer investigated for email about virus masks

May. 19, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer is under investigation after responding to a departmental email about coronavirus protective masks that were issued by sending images of people with white bags over their faces carrying torches, reminiscent of lynchings of blacks by the Ku Klux Klan, his...

Man arrested on way to lockdown protest will remain detained

May. 18, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a mental health evaluation for a Colorado man whom prosecutors said was heading to a protest against COVID-19 lockdown restrictions when FBI agents found pipe bombs in his home. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty ruled Bradley Bunn, a 53-year-old Army veteran,...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 file photo, Andreas Kalbitz, top candidate of Saxony's Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, one day after the federal state elections in the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg. The far-right Alternative for Germany party has expelled one of its regional leaders for failing to disclose his ties to extremist groups. Senior party officials voted Friday, May 15, 2020 to void the membership of Andreas Kalbitz, its chief in the eastern state of Brandenburg. The party is under pressure to distance itself from extremists in its midst, after coming under growing scrutiny from Germany’s domestic intelligence agency. Kalbitz was photographed in 2007 at an event hosted by the HDJ, a neo-Nazi youth movement that’s since been banned. The 47-year-old told German news agency dpa that he will take legal steps against the party's decision. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

German far-right boots regional leader over extremist ties

May. 15, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has expelled one of its regional leaders for failing to disclose his ties to extremist groups. Senior party officials voted Friday to void the membership of Andreas Kalbitz, its chief in the eastern state of Brandenburg. The party is under pressure...

Teacher on leave after Nazi accusation; family denies ties

May. 14, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina middle school teacher was placed on leave after a social media post accused him of being a Nazi who helped make travel arrangements for white supremacists attending a 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in violence. Lexington County School District One...

FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, people, including those with the boogaloo movement, demonstrate against business closures due to concern about COVID-19, at the State House in Concord, N.H.  It's a fringe movement with roots in a online meme culture steeped in irony and dark humor. But experts warn that the anti-government boogaloo movement has attracted a dangerous element of far-right extremists. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Virus restrictions fuel anti-government 'boogaloo' movement

May. 13, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what stand out in the crowds that have formed at state capital buildings to protest COVID-19 lockdown orders. The signature look for the “boogaloo” anti-government movement...

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019

May. 12, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — American Jews were targets of more anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 than any other year over the past four decades, a surge marked by deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey and a rabbi's New York home, the Anti-Defamation League reported...

FILE - In this April 26, 2014 file photo, Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of the murdered Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, receives the 2014 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Pioneers of Television award from retired Jackson, Miss., bureau Associated Press news editor Ron Harrist in Jackson, Miss.  Harrist has died at the age of 77 of complications from leukemia. The Mississippi journalist had a four-decade career with the AP, covering Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends over the years. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

AP reporter and editor Ron Harrist dies in Mississippi

May. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

Ron Harrist, who covered Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends during his 41 years as a reporter and editor in Mississippi for The Associated Press, died of complications from leukemia at his home in Brandon early Saturday, his son Andy Harrist said. He was 77....

Authorities: Shopper wore KKK hood at California store

May. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities are looking into whether a man who they say wore a Ku Klux Klan hood while grocery shopping in a San Diego suburb over the weekend could face criminal charges, the sheriff's department said Monday. The unidentified man was photographed with the white hood while pushing a...