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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with attendees during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Warren says she got results post-financial crash

Feb. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 10 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is back in Texas ahead of Super Tuesday and telling supporters that it was she -- and not Bernie Sanders -- who got results after the 2008 financial crash. The Massachusetts...

Oklahoma University students participate in a sit-in organized by the Black Emergency Response Team student group outside of the office of OU provost Kyle Harper in Evans Hall at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The protest comes after two incidents where faculty members used a racial slur while teaching. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)

Students stage sit-in outside University of Oklahoma offices

Feb. 27, 2020 8:17 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of University of Oklahoma students staged a sit-in for a second day Thursday outside OU's administrative offices following two instances of professors using racial slurs in the classroom. However, OU Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. has rejected the demands of the school's...

FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film,

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Feb. 27, 2020 6:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him. Women's rights activists have called for a boycott of...

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Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes

Feb. 27, 2020 6:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Humphrey Bogart standing up to the fascist regime in “Casablanca” and director Ernst Lubitsch mocking it and its dictator in “To Be or Not to...

Judge resigns amid use of racial slur in text messages

Feb. 27, 2020 5:45 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge resigned Thursday after several people, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, called for her to step down for using racial slurs in angry text messages. State District Judge Jessie LeBlanc tendered her resignation effectively immediately in signed letters to the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks with members of the media after a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. As Sanders reaches out to black voters ahead of South Carolina's Saturday primary, seeking to cut into former Vice President Joe Biden's firewall of black support in the state, the Democratic front-runner's Jewish identity isn't much of a factor. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Sanders pitches black voters on ideas and history, not faith

Feb. 27, 2020 1:05 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When black voters in South Carolina consider Bernie Sanders, they don't tend to think of him as the potential first Jewish president. But his distinctive take on Jewish values is still a key part of his appeal. While he's not as vocal as some Democratic rivals who tout their...

This image released by DKC/O&M shows the cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on stage after a special performance for students at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. It marks the first time a Broadway play has been performed at the venue  which is home to the New York Knicks basketball team and New York Rangers hockey team. (Jenny Anderson/DKC/O&M via AP)

Kids shine as Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' goes big

Feb. 27, 2020 11:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its somber Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called “primal.” It marks the first time a...

Israel denounces anti-Semitic trope at Spanish Carnival

Feb. 27, 2020 7:11 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Israel’s ambassador to Spain has denounced a Carnival parade performance in a small town that featured men and women dressed up like Jewish Holocaust victims and Nazi soldiers. Rodica Radian-Gordon said in a tweet Wednesday that the performance was “a detestable banalization of...

Lawsuit: Black officer who was fired faced harassment

Feb. 27, 2020 12:19 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A black corrections officer in southeastern New Mexico faced constant harassment and was eventually fired after he called in sick and was later spotted at a high school basketball game, court documents said. A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque earlier this month...

Louisiana governor: Judge should resign after racial slurs

Feb. 26, 2020 6:11 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards called Wednesday on a Louisiana judge to step down after she admitted to using racial slurs in angry text messages. The Democratic governor said the “state deserves better.” Edwards said in a statement that District Judge Jessie LeBlanc...