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FILE - This July 8, 2016 file photo shows the shadow of a protester with a bullhorn in front of Phoenix Police Department headquarters as hundreds of marchers take to the streets to protest against fatal shootings of black men by police, in Phoenix. Phoenix City Council members Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening. The council has been examining different proposals for policing the police after a record number of officer shootings in past years and the uproar over a videotaped encounter last summer between officers and a black family whose young daughter took a doll from a dollar store. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

Feb. 26, 2020 12:43 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening. The council has been examining different proposals for policing the police after Phoenix had more...

FILE - In this Spet. 18, 2019, file photo, the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. A Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental reviews for big projects is drawing heavy objections from African American and Latino communities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Opponents fault Trump proposal to cut environmental reviews

Feb. 25, 2020 5:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, an African American resident of Texas’ oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state officials and others Tuesday in urging the Trump administration to drop a proposed rollback that they said would...

FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. Most Americans say they are likely to participate in the 2020 census, but some doubt that the U.S. Census Bureau will keep their personal information confidential. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 7 in 10 Americans say it’s extremely or very likely they will participate in the census this year. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans plan to participate in census

Feb. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most Americans say they are likely to participate in the 2020 census, but some doubt that the U.S. Census Bureau will keep their personal information confidential, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 7 in 10 Americans say...

J’Kobe Kelley-Mills, a junior at Benedict College, and civil rights activist James L. Felder, pose for a photo after a workshop on African Americans and the vote held at Benedict College, a historically black college in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Black voters aren’t unanimous in their choice in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

Generational split among SC black voters could hurt Biden

Feb. 25, 2020 1:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has never been terribly complicated. The 80-year-old civil rights activist has always backed Joe Biden, appreciative of the eight years he spent as the No. 2 to the first black...

This photo provided by Jared Machado shows him at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Like many young voters in Florida, Machado is concerned about rising sea levels, college tuition and landing a job when he graduates in a few months. But the political science and history major can't ignore how his father and grandparents came to the United States: as refugees fleeing communist Cuba. (Jared Machado via AP)

Sanders comments on Castro could pose hurdles in Florida

Feb. 24, 2020 10:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Like many young voters in Florida, Jared Machado is concerned about rising sea levels, college tuition and landing a job when he graduates from the University of Florida in a few months. But the political science and history major can't ignore how his father and grandparents came to the United...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders

Feb. 24, 2020 9:42 PM EST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Worried Democrats on Monday intensified their assault against the party's presidential front-runner, Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator marched toward South Carolina's weekend primary eyeing a knockout blow. At least three leading candidates, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg...

This April 11, 2019 photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department shows Warren Jose's bullet-riddled Chevy Trailblazer, left, facing two unmarked pickup trucks driven by plainclothes Homeland Security Investigations agents in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, Ariz. The suspect's SUV spun 180 degrees after crashing into a truck driven by a n HSI agent and then was rammed head-on by another HSI truck attempting to stop it. The shooting although extreme, was not an isolated incident. Since 2011, there have been at least 13 shootings involving HSI agents, most of them in 2018-19, according to an investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)

Agents' shootings escape scrutiny, use-of-force reforms

Feb. 24, 2020 7:17 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — First came the crash, reverberating off the walls of the retirement community like a “mini atom bomb,” then a barrage of gunfire shattered the desert morning calm. Neighbors working in their garages and gardens scrambled for cover, as rounds ripped through metal and cut into...

Oklahoma game announcer removed for 'disgusting' comment

Feb. 24, 2020 4:46 PM EST

NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma high school basketball game announcer called the names of the opposing team's players “disgusting,” and was later removed from the game by the school's superintendent. The announcer at Newkirk High School, whose name has not been released, said during player...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with his wife Jane, speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Sanders' 2016 movement now has political machine to push it

Feb. 24, 2020 11:28 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture. The Vermont senator and avowed democratic socialist was convinced his most fervent supporters were as energized as...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders' momentum after Nevada win

Feb. 23, 2020 10:18 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of an avowed democratic socialist could cost the party in November. The win solidified...