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Democrat Chang-Díaz ends campaign for Massachusetts governor

Jun. 23, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz said Thursday that she is ending her campaign for governor of Massachusetts, leaving state Attorney General Maura Healey as the only viable Democrat still in the running. Chang-Díaz, in her announcement that came one year to the day after...

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

Jun. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey League, dreadlocks were flowing out from underneath his helmet as he skated. “It...

Vega, Kiggans win GOP nod to face Reps. Spanberger, Luria

Jun. 21, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters picked two women, a state senator and a Hispanic law enforcement official, on Tuesday as the Republican nominees for what could be two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races. Jen Kiggans defeated three challengers to win the...

California eyes banning loitering for prostitution arrests

Jun. 20, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday finally sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a hot potato of a bill that would bar police from making arrests on a charge of loitering for prostitution, nine months after the measure passed the Legislature. Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener...

Recount gives Texas Democrat Vallejo US House primary win

Jun. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A recount in Texas has affirmed Democrat Michelle Vallejo as her party's nominee for a new congressional district that Republicans are aggressively targeting this November as they demonstrate new strength with Hispanic voters along the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

Race factors into Dem runoff for Georgia secretary of state

Jun. 17, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic primary battle for Georgia secretary of state – the top elections official in a critical swing state – may come down to questions about how party faithful view diversity and the representation of Black women. State Rep. Bee Nguyen, the daughter of...

Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

Jun. 16, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

The federal government is taking preliminary steps toward revising racial and ethnic classifications that have not been changed in a quarter century following calls for more accurate categories for how people identify themselves in federal data gathering. The revisions could open the...

Louisiana lawmakers resume work on remapping House districts

Jun. 15, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to redesign congressional maps that a federal judge threw out for violating the Voting Rights Act, resuming their work amid growing frustrations under a looming court deadline. The Republican-dominated...

Lin-Manuel Miranda helps launch Latinx LGBTQ support program

Jun. 14, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, pop star Ricky Martin and award-winning actress/singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez joined the Hispanic Federation Tuesday to launch an advocacy initiative to serve Latinx LGBTQ+ communities. The Advance Change Together initiative will provide 20...

Suárez's Sonoma win punctuates Trackhouse's impressive rise

Jun. 13, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Of all the surprising developments to ponder during this one-week break in a highly entertaining NASCAR Cup Series season, the emergence of Trackhouse Racing might be the most unlikely of all. That's right, the 2-year-old team co-owned by Pitbull and piloted...