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Women's group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on

Aug. 10, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture...

A longtime Roy Moore ally seeks Alabama chief justice job

Jul. 30, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Roy Moore fell short in his quest to become a U.S. senator, but voters this November could install one of his longtime allies as the state's chief justice. Associate Justice Tom Parker says in a campaign ad that he won't "sit back while liberals destroy our law and...

The Latest: Minneapolis protesters oppose travel ban ruling

Jun. 26, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries. (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied outside the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis to oppose the U.S. Supreme Court...

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

Jun. 20, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7 p.m. An official with Health and Human Services says the more than 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings won't be immediately reunited...

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Jun. 20, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was a dramatic...

Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee

Jun. 19, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage over...

US watchdog to pay anti-extremist UK group in settlement

Jun. 18, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An American liberal watchdog group apologized and will pay more than $3 million under an agreement announced Monday after labeling a British organization and its founder as anti-Muslim extremists. The nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center of Montgomery issued written and video...