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AP Interview: Jesse Jackson slams 'dangerous' Trump rhetoric

Aug. 3, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has condemned recent outbursts by President Donald Trump targeting lawmakers of color and inner cities as "dangerous, divisive and diversionary" and says he believes they are fueling white nationalist extremism. In an interview, the longtime civil rights leader...

Jesse Jackson pays homage to Roma at Auschwitz ceremony

Aug. 2, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — American civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson prayed and mourned at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday as he joined survivors paying homage to an often-forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people — on a key 75th anniversary. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed...

Taste of the Tour: A bend, a death and a personal story

Jul. 23, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

SAINT-SEBASTIEN-D'AIGREFEUILLE, France (AP) — Because people die on roads, the sinuous route of the Tour de France inevitably passes the sites of family tragedies for someone, somewhere. On Stage 16, that someone was my great-grandfather and the somewhere was a bend on a twisting downhill in the Cevennes...

Oregon passes law saying schools must teach the Holocaust

Jul. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year old Claire...

Principal may lose job over comment about Holocaust

Jul. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school superintendent is recommending that a recently reassigned high school principal should lose his job for telling a student's mother that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." Palm Beach County Superintendent Donald Fennoy said in videotaped statement...

Long lost WWII-era Soviet songs brought to life in Israel

Jul. 9, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In a musty basement hall of an unassuming building nestled among modern high-rises in the heart of Tel Aviv, a few hundred spectators are kindly requested to turn off their cellphones. What makes the typical scene surreal is that they are asked to do so in Yiddish — the...

Dutch court clears way for Holocaust memorial in Amsterdam

Jul. 9, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has cleared the way for a monument to be built in Amsterdam commemorating victims of the Holocaust. Tuesday's decision ends a legal fight by a group of local residents to block construction of the memorial, which will include the names of 102,000 Jews, Roma and...

Film producer and Holocaust survivor Artur Brauner dies

Jul. 7, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of post-World War II Germany's most prominent film producers, died Sunday at age 100. Brauner's family said he died in Berlin, the German news agency dpa reported. Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Germany has lost one of the...

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor dies at age 85

Jul. 4, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, who championed forgiveness even for those who carried out the Holocaust atrocities, died Thursday during an overseas trip for a museum she founded in Indiana, her son said. Kor was in Krakow, Poland, for an annual educational trip with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum...

Graphic, sexually explicit Facebook posts roil Border Patrol

Jul. 2, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

CLINT, Texas (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as "completely inappropriate" sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young daughter in a secret Facebook group for agents. The existence of...