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Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 call plays in the background. A voiceover says the Las Vegas-area sheriff kept his city...

DeSantis parts with Trump in response to Surfside tragedy

Jul. 09, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — When the coronavirus ravaged Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis defiantly bucked mask mandates. He later cracked down on protesters advocating racial justice, blasted President Joe Biden on immigration, jumped into the fight over transgender athletes and signed sweeping...

AME church to address BLM, voting rights, in delayed meeting

Jul. 06, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the United States' oldest historically Black denomination, launched its General Conference on Tuesday with delegates expected to address racial issues such as voting rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. “Our church claims...