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Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant

Sep. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism....

APNewsBreak: Age-bias claims cost Pennsylvania $225K

Sep. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen agents who investigate violent gun crimes for the Pennsylvania attorney general's office each cashed $12,500 taxpayer-funded checks last year to settle claims they had been subject to harassment because of their age, The Associated Press has learned. The agency this week...

Lawsuit: Black superintendent wouldn't hire black woman

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A black woman alleges in a lawsuit that she wasn't hired as the spokeswoman for a predominantly white suburban Kansas City school district because the former superintendent, who also is black, had concerns about her race. KCUR reports that Danielle Nixon's lawsuit says a white...

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

Sep. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred. Questioned at a hearing by the Senate Commerce...

New data shows Israeli settlement surge in east Jerusalem

Sep. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has spiked since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. The data also showed strong evidence of decades of systematic discrimination, illustrated by a huge gap...

Lawsuit: Zaxby's worker fired for reporting sex harassment

Sep. 12, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a North Carolina Zaxby's franchise after a worker says she was fired for reporting sexual harassment by the franchise's general manager. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the complaint states the woman began working at...

Jury awards $11.4M in racial bias case against Michigan

Sep. 10, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections. Attorney Jon Marko says Lisa Griffey was a probation officer who was racially harassed by white co-workers. She says they called her "mammy" and the...

Parents slam schools that don't warn them of threats

Sep. 9, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly. Outraged...

The Latest: UN chief lauds Mugabe role in fighting apartheid

Sep. 6, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe (all times local): 9:30 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Robert Mugabe's "role in securing the independence of Zimbabwe and the fight against apartheid are key parts of his legacy." According to U.N....

New push for racial equality in the marijuana trade

Sep. 5, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Black entrepreneurs who say people of color are being shut out of the lucrative marijuana trade are joining forces to close the gap. Real Action for Cannabis Equity, or RACE, launched Thursday in Boston, and its founders said the coalition will work to create more opportunities in the...