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Noem releases social study standards burnishing U.S. history

Aug. 15, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday released a revised proposal for social studies standards in public schools that lays out a mostly shining vision of American history, after an initial draft of the standards came under heavy criticism last year from conservatives...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Developer finds human remains near Nashville Civil War fort

Aug. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A developer has unearthed human remains that could be two centuries old while digging to lay the foundation of a new Nashville project not far from a Civil War fort and a cemetery dating back to 1822. For Nashville, the discovery marks the latest...

Tennessee fields 1 school "prohibited concepts" complaint

Aug. 13, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have been smack dab in the middle of the national hoopla about bans limiting what can be discussed about race and gender in public schools. Legislators outlined those boundaries in a bill passed in 2021. But during the most recent school...

Newton man turns former store, juke joint into time capsule

Aug. 13, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — It’s hard to believe now that the rundown, one-story building near the intersection of Rhoney School Road and Tipps Road, about a mile from N.C. Highway 10 was once “the happening spot on the weekends.” But that’s exactly how Roger Shuford remembers the...

Homebase for Louisiana city's civil rights activity honored

Aug. 12, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — The home that served as the base of operations for the Bogalusa Civil Rights Movement is now recognized with a marker along the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism on Thursday dedicated the seventh marker...

Appeals court puts Georgia PSC elections back on ballot

Aug. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ordered that statewide elections for two Georgia public service commissioners be put back on the November ballot, only a week after a federal judge postponed the elections after finding that electing the five commissioners statewide illegally...

Two years on, foundations stand by issuing bonds in pandemic

Aug. 12, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Ford Foundation took the unprecedented step in June 2020 of issuing $1 billion in debt to help stabilize other nonprofits, it delighted investors and inspired several other large foundations to follow suit. Two years later, the foundations all stand by...

Black firefighter says captain took group to racist party

Aug. 11, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A legal filing by a Black firefighter in western New York alleges he was pressured by a superior into going to a party that contained racist imagery. In a notice of claim filed Thursday, Jerrod Jones said the party occurred last month at a private home in a...

Judge sends Wisconsin man to institution in hate crime crash

Aug. 11, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge committed a man accused of targeting a motorcyclist in a fatal crash because of the victim's race to life in a mental institution Thursday. Daniel Navarro, a 27-year-old Mexican American from Fond du Lac, was convicted Wednesday of...