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Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

Dec. 06, 2021 20:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over its new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against minority voters, particularly Latinos, who have fueled the state’s population boom. The lawsuit claims the Republican-controlled state violated...

Iowa to pay $1.9M to settle religious, speech rights cases

Dec. 06, 2021 19:06 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state panel agreed Monday to spend nearly $2 million to settle two federal lawsuits brought against the University of Iowa in 2017 after a religious group denied a gay student a leadership role. The Iowa State Appeal Board, made up of Treasurer Michael...

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Dec. 06, 2021 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Dole's casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole died Sunday at the age of 98. He was a leader...

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting map, says plans discriminate against Latino, Black voters

Dec. 06, 2021 14:05 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting map, says plans discriminate against Latino, Black voters.

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 22, 2019 ...

Jordanian TV rejects German station's anti-Israel accusation

Dec. 06, 2021 13:24 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian broadcaster on Monday rejected accusations of publishing anti-Semitic content that led a German broadcaster to suspend a decade-long cooperation agreement. Amman-based Roya TV said in a statement that it “regrets the declared decision” of...

French investigate violence that erupted at far-right rally

Dec. 06, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Monday into violence that erupted at the first official campaign rally of a far-right candidate who has shaken up France's presidential race. The prosecutors' office said police detained around 60 people after fists...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 06, 2021 10:25 AM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18, hesitated. He...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Diversity plans are not ‘anti-American’ Dear America: This is Nebraska, your solid, typically quiet middle sibling. We’re writing to encourage you not to see us as racist. ...

Nigeria slams UK's 'discriminatory' travel ban over omicron

Dec. 06, 2021 09:05 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian official on Monday criticized a travel ban imposed on the West African nation by the British government amid fears about the new omicron coronavirus variant as “punitive, indefensible and discriminatory.” U.K. Health Secretary Sajid...