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Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

Sep. 21, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign...

Mayor: Atlanta to stop holding federal detainees in its jail

Sep. 6, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city jail will no longer accept immigrants detained by federal officials, the mayor announced Thursday, saying it was the best way to demonstrate her administration's opposition to current "inhumane" national immigration policies. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive...

Actor Adam Driver says he had KKK neighbors in Indiana

Aug. 21, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — "Star Wars" actor Adam Driver is bringing his northern Indiana hometown's hate group history to light after saying Ku Klux Klan rallies were frequent during his childhood and that some of his neighbors were Klan members. The Mishawaka native made the comments during a USA Today...