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Mississippi players kneel during anthem in response to rally

Feb. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight Mississippi players kneeled during the national anthem in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena before the Rebels' 72-71 victory over Georgia on Saturday. With the teams lined up across the court at the free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the start of...

Ole Miss players kneel in response to Confederacy rally

Feb. 23, 2019 6:48 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Saturday before a victory over Georgia in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena. With the teams lined up across the court at the free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the...

French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

Feb. 23, 2019 2:18 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks. Among the many rallies around Paris and in other...

US Latinas rally around 'Roma' actress Yalitza Aparicio

Feb. 23, 2019 12:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite backlash she is receiving in Mexico. Some Mexican-American women say they are glad Aparicio's high-profile role...

Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'

Feb. 22, 2019 11:30 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said earlier this week that she supports reparations for black Americans who have been affected by slavery, told reporters Friday that the nation needs to confront its "ugly history of racism" and "talk about the right way to address it and make change."...

University dean apologizes for 1982 Confederate flag photo

Feb. 22, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university administrator has apologized for a 1982 yearbook photo of her standing in front of a Confederate flag, but students are calling for her resignation. The picture shows Wake Forest University Dean of Admissions Martha Allman, who graduated from the...

Union: American Airlines' sick policy biased against women

Feb. 22, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The flight attendants' union accuses American Airlines of discriminating against its mostly female group by imposing a stricter attendance policy that can result in employees being fired quickly. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants asked the U.S. Equal Employment...

Social media provides fuel for Jussie Smollett story

Feb. 22, 2019 5:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The story Jussie Smollett told police had it all: racism, homophobia, politics, celebrity — all tied up with a hangman's noose. There was no question the news coverage was going to be massive. In many ways, that coverage is an object lesson in the foibles of modern reporting. The...

Black woman replacing Alabama editor who endorsed KKK

Feb. 22, 2019 5:20 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe...

Documentary about 1939 Nazi rally in New York up for Oscar

Feb. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute while swastikas flank a giant portrait of George Washington. Unimaginable to most Americans, the pro-Hitler rally that took place 80 years ago this week inside New York's Madison Square Garden is the subject of a short documentary that's up for an...