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Discarded windows give view of Jerusalem's diversity

Jul. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A project in downtown Jerusalem is using an ornate tower constructed of discarded windows from around the city to give people a view of its diverse cultural past and present and bring life to a neglected area. "Window Stories" is made of 550 windows collected by the late Jerusalem artist...

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

Jul. 17, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga's...

Sex tech in, skimpy outfits out as CES show seeks diversity

Jul. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech" category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager for women. The Consumer Technology Association, the trade group that organizes the annual...

Top Senate Democrat gives backing to reparations bill

Jul. 16, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he supports legislation that would create a commission to study reparations for the descendants of enslaved black people in the United States. Speaking to reporters at the Capitol, the New York Democrat on Tuesday called racism "the poison of...

As Dems debate busing, southern schools slowly desegregate

Jul. 11, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past. Two rival high schools in Cleveland, one historically black and the other historically white, had to be merged just two years ago...

US women's team boldly embraces off-the-field activist role

Jul. 9, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women's soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in the workplace, having sued the...

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigration

Jul. 7, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston. Among them is Catracho's, a modest Honduran eatery recently purchased by...

Schools still struggling with how to teach about slavery

Jul. 6, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

"They made me a slave today." Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. It was 2011. But Burton believes the classroom exercise in which Nikko's classmates were encouraged to examine and pretend to bid on...

Justice Department presses for census citizenship question

Jul. 6, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump said Friday his...

US to pursue citizenship question on census but path unclear

Jul. 5, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form. Trump said his...