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Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Aug. 17, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders,...

AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

Aug. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. The out-of-town groups will likely be met by anti-fascist protesters, and the police will be out in force. The city has seen violent protests before. Here is a...

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...

Lawyer: Kazakh activist freed after signing guilt admission

Aug. 16, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Kazakh activist who was on trial for inciting ethnic tensions has been freed after signing an admission of his guilt under pressure, an attorney said Friday. The trial of Serikzhan Bilash, who has campaigned for the release of ethnic Kazakhs in China, began Friday in Almaty,...

Florida leaders move to condemn white nationalism

Aug. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are moving to officially condemn white nationalism, with Democrats and Republicans alike drafting resolutions against hate-spurred violence, but the unity could be short-lived as elected officials plunge into debates over how the government should intervene to...

Column: Jay-Z sells out Kaepernick, grabs big money from NFL

Aug. 15, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems — but a conscience certainly ain't one. Completing his transformation to total sellout, Jay-Z climbed into bed with those racial progressives...

O'Rourke restarting White House bid as battle against Trump

Aug. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday nearly two weeks after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, using a speech in his grieving city to try to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Donald Trump is morally unfit for a second term. The former...

Berlin police investigating attack on rabbi, 2nd in 2 weeks

Aug. 15, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police are investigating an attack on a rabbi, the second in as many weeks in the German capital. Police said Thursday the victim, identifiable as Jewish by his attire, was pushed to the ground by two unidentified suspects while walking in the Charlottenburg neighborhood Tuesday...

Trial of accused Christchurch mosque shooter may be delayed

Aug. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The trial of the man accused of killing 51 people at two New Zealand mosques could be delayed by several weeks to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The trial had been scheduled to begin on May 3 in the city of Christchurch, where the Muslim worshippers...

Biographer: Statue poem embraces migrants from 'all places'

Aug. 14, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

Long before a Trump administration official suggested the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcomed only people from Europe, the words captured America's promise to newcomers at a time when the nation was also seeking to exclude many immigrants from landing on its shores. A biographer of poet Emma Lazarus...