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Racist graffiti on college campus; group wants investigation

Jan. 27, 2020 6:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Name tags for three students at the University of Richmond students were defaced, and a Muslim advocacy group on Monday called for a hate crime investigation into one of the instances. The Council on American Islamic Relations said in an email that it asked the school to look into an...

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

Jan. 27, 2020 6:43 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also found that Arizona's...

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, Luisa Neubauer, Greta Thunberg, Isabelle Axelsson and Loukina Tille, from left, arrive for a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Photo cropping mistake leads to AP soul-searching on race

Jan. 27, 2020 5:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A “terrible mistake” in cropping an African climate activist out of a photo sent to customers of The Associated Press prompted soul-searching and some tense staff conversations over issues of racism and inclusion Monday at the news organization. The AP acknowledged that it...

Diginitaries arrive to put candles at a memorial site at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

Jan. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. “We have with us...

Racist graffiti targets Asian students at Emerson College

Jan. 27, 2020 2:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Emerson College in Boston is investigating racist graffiti directed at Asian students that was found in a dormitory, administrators said. Employees at the Little Building, an Emerson dorm, found derogatory words written on multiple doors on Friday, according to an email sent by Emerson's...

Project seeks input in telling Battle Creek's racial history

Jan. 27, 2020 11:41 AM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Memories fade in time, and history can be subjective. Which is why the Battle Creek Racial History Timeline Project exists. It's an initiative of the Battle Creek Coalition for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation aimed at giving a voice to those underrepresented in Battle...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at La Poste, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Perry, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2020 9:38 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump? Former Vice President Joe...

Cuomo heads to Poland for Auschwitz liberation anniversary

Jan. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will join leaders from around the world at a ceremony in Poland on Monday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops. The Democrat departed for Poland on Sunday following a press briefing where he was...

Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaks to campaign workers and supporters in Minneapolis, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, as he opens the first field office in Minnesota and meets with local community leaders and voters to share his vision for the country. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

Jan. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several of his Democratic rivals, including his only fellow Jewish candidate in the race, Bernie Sanders. ...

Prof arrested amid protest against white nationalism may sue

Jan. 26, 2020 4:42 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University associate professor arrested last summer while protesting against a farmers’ market vendor alleged to have ties to a white supremacist group has taken a step toward filing a civil lawsuit against the city of Bloomington. Attorneys for Cara Caddoo...