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Republicans move toward quick Indiana redistricting approval

Sep. 20, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans turned aside objections from Democrats as they moved ahead toward speedy approval of proposed new Indiana election district maps that will be used for the next 10 years. The Indiana House elections committee voted 9-4 along party lines...

Bond set at $15K for ex-Arkansas deputy in teen's shooting

Sep. 20, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a white teenager whose death has drawn the attention of civil rights activists was released Monday on $15,000 bond. Michael Davis, a former sergeant with the Lonoke...

Government urges German climate strikers not to risk health

Sep. 20, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday urged a group of young climate activists staging a hunger strike outside the chancellery not to endanger their health. Several of the activists have threatened to stop consuming liquids, too, unless the three leading...

Activists call on jail to stop housing immigration detainees

Sep. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Immigrant rights activists in Massachusetts are planning to rally near historic Plymouth Rock and outside a local jail to call on the facility to stop housing federal immigration detainees. Organizers on Thursday evening...

Cecile Richards: Court's Texas move could mean end of Roe

Sep. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on...

Utah's newest license plate honors Martin Luther King's work

Sep. 18, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If you find yourself stuck in traffic and staring at the license plate attached to the vehicle ahead of you in the future, Gov. Spencer Cox said he hopes you’re staring directly at Utah’s newest plate option. The plate features an outline of...

Ex-deputy charged with manslaughter in white teen's death

Sep. 17, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas sheriff's deputy was charged Friday with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a white teenager whose death has drawn the attention of national civil rights activists. A special prosecutor announced the felony charge against...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 14, 2021. Editorial: 4 reasons CT still needs Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers It’s still too early to end Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers, though it seems a lifetime since the legislature first granted him...

Activists demand tougher federal review of Columbus police

Sep. 16, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the U.S. Justice Department will provide technical assistance to Columbus police — at the city's invitation — has done little to curb community activists’ allegations that officials aren't doing enough to change the department following a...

Group: Egypt’s security tactics 'destroy' lives of activists

Sep. 16, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A global human rights group Thursday accused Egypt’s main domestic security agency of harassing and intimidating rights advocates and activists to silence them. The Amnesty International report was the latest rebuke to Egypt’s government, which faces...