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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., waves to the audience during swearing-in ceremony of Congressional Black Caucus members of the 116th Congress in Washington. The NAACP is honoring Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Congressman Lewis to receive NAACP honor at awards show

Feb. 11, 2020 11:41 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist. The nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Tuesday that it will bestow the Chairman's Award on the Georgia Democrat later this month at its annual arts and entertainment...

Freedom Riders: Nonviolence won the day in '61 against mob

Feb. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Bernard Lafayette Jr. remembers the blood, the screams and the pain inflicted on Freedom Riders in Montgomery. He remembers the beating he and others took nearly 59 years ago for testing new laws against segregation. “We succeeded because we were nonviolent,” said...

Virginians push to remember historically black high schools

Jan. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Vivian Monroe-Hester’s high school textbooks harbored hatred in their margins. As a teenager at the all-black Booker T. Washington High School in segregated, 1960s-era Virginia, Monroe-Hester studied from used books passed along by white high schools. White students, knowing...

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg step on stag to speak during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg meets Abrams while working to build broad campaign

Jan. 10, 2020 4:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came to Georgia on Friday to meet influential Democrat Stacey Abrams and then rally a white-collar crowd of supporters around his late-starting, unusual White House campaign. His visit with Abrams and a private speech to a voting rights...

FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Trebek to Rep. John Lewis: Let's survive cancer in 2020

Jan. 6, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek has a message of support for Congressman John Lewis as both fight pancreatic cancer. “We’re starting a new year, and let’s see if we can’t both complete the year as pancreatic cancer survivors,” Trebek said when asked what he would tell...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama presents a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Lewis announced Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, that he has stage IV pancreatic cancer, vowing he will stay in office and fight the disease with the tenacity which he fought racial discrimination and other inequalities since the civil rights era. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Congressman John Lewis says cancer is his latest battle

Dec. 30, 2019 1:58 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic...

Congressman John Lewis of Georgia discloses he has pancreatic cancer, says he will continue serving while being treated

Dec. 29, 2019 6:33 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Congressman John Lewis of Georgia discloses he has pancreatic cancer, says he will continue serving while being treated.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, on the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After impeachment, House bestows big trade victory on Trump

Dec. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after its historic impeachment votes, the Democratic-led House gave President Donald Trump an overwhelming bipartisan victory Thursday on a renegotiated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. By a 385-41 vote, the House approved a bill that puts in place terms of the United...