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Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

Apr. 25, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian leaders on Thursday marked Liberation Day, which celebrates the end of the country's Fascist dictatorship during World War II, with appeals against glorifying dictator Benito Mussolini. The celebrations come a day after a group of hardcore fans of the Lazio soccer club performed fascist...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

One horrifying day in Virginia led to Biden's big 'yes'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd....

Texas has executed a white supremacist who orchestrated the 1998 dragging death of a black man

Apr. 24, 2019 8:17 PM EDT
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas has executed a white supremacist who orchestrated the 1998 dragging death of a black man.

White presidential hopefuls face 'woke litmus test' on race

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had...

Poll: Americans split on college admissions fairness

Apr. 24, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many Americans think the nation's universities place too much emphasis on factors such as wealth, family ties and athletic ability. The surveys , conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center...

Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds "disdain" for mixed couples. Deputies say the black man and white woman were standing...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 24, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SRI LANKA EASTER BOMBINGS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 The country's leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. 2. CRUCIAL SUMMIT IN FAR-EASTERN...

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

Apr. 23, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country's prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still...

Anguilla releases new details in US tourist murder case

Apr. 23, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Anguilla released new details Tuesday in an investigation involving a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker during a family vacation, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers. Police...