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West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

May. 23, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly white...

US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

May. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade. Beijing is airing Korean War movies (antagonist: America) to arouse patriotic feelings in the Chinese public and offering tax cuts to software and chip...

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC's Fritz Hollings

Apr. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and third...

Study: Minority hiring in MLB ranks similar to previous year

Apr. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Monday on Major League Baseball finds the sport remaining largely on the same footing from the previous year in racial and gender hiring practices, with the biggest area of concern coming in the front offices of league teams. The annual report card from The...

New exhibit reconsiders the Weimar Republic, 100 years later

Apr. 7, 2019 4:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A divided nation grappling with rising inequality, new mass media and the growth of populist politics. Sounds familiar? Germany's first democracy, the Weimar Republic of 1919-1933, has long been regarded as a lesson in political failure. Lately, it has also been held up as a cautionary tale...

Angelina Jolie: Fighting for women and justice are crucial

Mar. 30, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress and activist Angelina Jolie says promoting equality for women, combatting injustice, and helping refugees are the most important parts of her life after her six children. "But in many ways, they go hand in hand," she said in an interview late Friday with The Associated Press....

Angelina Jolie: Equality for women key to peaceful world

Mar. 29, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress and activist Angelina Jolie warned Friday that the world "will remain stuck in a cycle of violence and conflicts" as long as nations continue to put almost every other issue ahead of women's equality, rights and participation. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. refugee...

USMC move to integrate boot camp more ends; future unclear

Mar. 29, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps' brief and limited experiment integrating female recruits into an all-male unit for their initial training at boot camp came to an end Friday. And as the recruit class graduated at Parris Island, S.C., officials said they were undecided about whether the Corps, which has...