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Garland returns to Oklahoma City for bombing memorial

Apr. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Although 26 years have passed since a truck bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, the same domestic extremism that led to the attack still exists today, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday. ...

Rockets say Sterling Brown was attacked, injured in Miami

Apr. 19, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Houston Rockets say that guard Sterling Brown was assaulted by unknown individuals after the team arrived in Miami late Sunday night, suffering cuts to his face. Brown was not playing Monday against the Heat, though the team said that was because of a...

VP Harris sits at counter where Greensboro Four made history

Apr. 19, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris took a detour while visiting North Carolina on Monday to sit at the same lunch counter where four Black college students known as the Greensboro Four conducted a peaceful sit-in 61 years ago that became defining moment in the civil rights movement. ...

Colorado bill aims to improve maternal health care

Apr. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to improve maternal health aimed at bettering pregnancy outcomes for minority women, as the U.S. recognizes Black Maternal Health Week. About 700 women across the country die annually from complications during...

The 12 jurors deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Apr. 19, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd 's death, is a racially diverse group that pledged before testimony began that they could set aside any preconceptions and decide the case based on the...

JFK awards go to Texas leader, Data for Black Lives founder

Apr. 19, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Texas county leader who pushed for restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus and the founder of a group that seeks to use data to address systemic racism are the winners of this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. President Kennedy’s...

Colorado judge resigning after censure for racial slur

Apr. 19, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as well as using court employees to work on personal business. The...

DeSantis signs Florida's anti-riot bill, cites Chauvin trial

Apr. 19, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top Republicans cited events in cities around the country — but not the Jan. 6 riots in Washington — as Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday to create tougher penalties for people who participate in violent protests. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Texas lawmakers' response to flood of gun deaths? Make it easier to own guns “April is the cruelest month,” the poet has written. True enough in an existential sense, and yet this year we are inclined...

Myanmar junta cracks down on celebrations of new shadow govt

Apr. 19, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Monday against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week’s formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta that has held power since a February coup. Myanmar...