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AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe

Apr. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Traffic stops by metro Phoenix deputies plunge amid overhaul

Apr. 14, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Traffic stops by sheriff's deputies in metropolitan Phoenix have dropped by more than half since a federal judge found the department was racially profiling Latinos in then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration crackdowns, and ordered a massive overhaul to rid it of biased policing. With the...

3rd federal judge blocks citizenship question on 2020 census

Apr. 5, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A third federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, ruling Friday that it poses a "substantial risk" of undercounting Hispanics and non-citizens. U.S. District Judge George Hazel in Maryland also concluded that a...

Motel 6 agrees to pay $12 million to settle lawsuit

Apr. 4, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The national chain Motel 6 agreed Thursday to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were improperly provided to immigration officials for two years, the state attorney general said. The information led to targeted investigations by U.S....

Mexican American group MEChA eyes name change amid furor

Apr. 3, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — MEChA, a Mexican American student group founded 50 years ago at the end of the turbulent 1960s, is considering a name change, highlighting the divisions between older civil rights leaders and college activists who are shunning traditional modes of ethnic identity. At a meeting...

Wilson appointed president of University of Texas at El Paso

Apr. 2, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas System on Tuesday formally appointed U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson as president of the University of Texas at El Paso despite opposition from some students and faculty. The former congresswoman has faced heavy criticism from UTEP students and local...

Long before accusing Biden, Flores called out harassment

Apr. 1, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lucy Flores, the former Nevada politician who accused Joe Biden of inappropriately kissing her on the back of the head in 2014, rose from a tough childhood through top Democratic political circles before becoming an outspoken critic of sexism and harassing behavior in politics. Flores was...

John Leguizamo to tour with his 'Latin History for Morons'

Apr. 1, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road. The comedian will kick off a 12-state U.S. tour of his "Latin History for Morons" with a two-night stand at the Apollo Theater in New York starting June 20. He'll then visit New Jersey, Minnesota,...

Cancellations of Latino-themed shows spark anger, reflection

Mar. 29, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix's cancellation of "One Day at a Time" has led to an outcry on social media by the show's viewers. And fans of CW's "Jane the Virgin" are preparing to say goodbye to a show entering its fifth and final season. The departure of the two Latino-themed shows demonstrates the...

Students demand justice after racist threats cancel classes

Mar. 26, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Students at a public high school in Charlottesville, Virginia, left classes Monday to demand racial justice days after the district's schools closed over threats of "ethnic cleansing." News outlets report the walkout was led by the Black Student Union at Charlottesville High...