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Some Catholic abortion foes are uneasy about overturning Roe

May. 13, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Top leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on the faithful to pray and fast Friday, in hopes the Supreme Court is on track to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Yet even among Catholics who oppose abortion, there is some unease about the consequences...

Review: 'Incomparable Grace' succinct, absorbing look at JFK

May. 02, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

“Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency” by Mark K. Updegrove (Dutton) Nearly six decades after his assassination in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy and his legacy remain an obsession for historians and the public alike. Mark K. Updegrove's “Incomparable Grace: JFK in the...

Fred Hampton childhood home gets historical landmark status

Apr. 20, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois childhood home of Fred Hampton, an iconic Black Panther Party leader who was shot and killed during a 1969 police raid of his Chicago apartment, has been designated a historical landmark. In a news release, organizers of the Save The Hampton House...

Strong influences help mold 2022 US Teacher of the Year

Apr. 19, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher. Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in Alabama and influenced by teachers from his childhood, the 50-year-old Russell has spent the last...

Mexico's champion of the disappeared, Rosario Ibarra, dies

Apr. 16, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rosario Ibarra, whose long struggle to learn the fate of her disappeared son helped develop Mexico's human rights movement and led her to become the country's first female presidential candidate, died Saturday at age 95. The National Human Rights Commission now...

Verizon stores in Washington state vote to join union

Apr. 15, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Employees at Verizon stores north of Seattle in Everett and Lynnwood won their union election on Friday, making them the first unionized Verizon stores in the country outside of New York. The near-unanimous victory represents the latest in a growing labor...

Thai progressive leader indicted on charge of defaming king

Apr. 12, 2022 04:59 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A popular leader of Thailand’s progressive political movement has vowed to continue his activities despite being indicted on charges of defaming the king and violating a law on online activity which carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison. Thanathorn...

Amazon's first US union overcomes hurdles, faces new ones

Apr. 05, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a scrappy group of former and current warehouse workers on Staten Island, New York went head-to-head with Amazon in a union election, many compared it to a David and Goliath battle. David won. And the stunning upset on Friday brought sudden exposure to the...

Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

Mar. 29, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents typically say a few words before they turn legislation into law. But Joe Biden flipped the script Tuesday when it came time to put his signature on the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act. He signed the bill at a desk in the White House Rose Garden. Then he...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the new federal anti-lynching law?

Mar. 29, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the first bill that specifies lynching as a federal hate crime. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which Congress passed on March 7, enables the prosecution of crimes as lynchings if they are done during a hate crime in which the victim is injured or...