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South Africa's de Kock apologizes, will take knee in future

Oct. 28, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African cricket player Quinton de Kock will take a knee after all. De Kock apologized Thursday to teammates and supporters for refusing to play in a T20 World Cup game, but said he felt his rights were “taken away” when players...

EXPLAINER: Why are schools revisiting gifted education?

Oct. 28, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

New York City officials announced plans this month for its school system, the country’s largest, to phase out its program for gifted and talented students. The screening test the city has given to 4-year-olds used to identify gifted and talented students had drawn...

Danish court increases prison for brothers in murder case

Oct. 28, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish appeals court on Thursday increased a sentence to two brothers by a year, giving them 15 years in prison each for the murder of a biracial man on a Danish island in June 2020, a slaying that had sparked a nationwide debate about racism. ...

Schools debate: Gifted and talented, or racist and elitist?

Oct. 28, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Communities across the United States are reconsidering their approach to gifted and talented programs in schools as vocal parents blame such elite programs for worsening racial segregation and inequities in the country’s education system. A plan...

AP Sources: Letitia James will run for New York governor

Oct. 27, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will enter the race as a formidable candidate for the Democratic...

Jury selected for civil trial over Charlottesville rally

Oct. 27, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury has been seated in a civil trial to determine whether white nationalists who planned the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be held responsible for the violence that erupted. The process of choosing a...

Voting rights advocates sue Texas again over GOP-drawn maps

Oct. 27, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voting rights advocates are suing Texas again, this time with support from a former U.S. attorney general, over the state's newly redrawn congressional district maps that favor the GOP, claiming the maps dilute the vote of communities of color after growth in America's...

Warsaw court bans far-right march, nationalists plan appeal

Oct. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Wednesday upheld the Warsaw mayor's ban on an annual march organized by nationalists on Poland's Independence Day, but organizers pledged to appeal the ruling and insisted the march would go ahead as planned. The Nov. 11 march has...

More workers sue US nuclear lab over vaccine mandate

Oct. 26, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another group of workers is suing Los Alamos National Laboratory over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that the requirement discriminates against employees who sought religious or medical exemptions. The complaint was filed Friday in...

Page school district superintendent rescinds resignation

Oct. 26, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of the Page Unified School District who resigned after allegedly making a racist remark at a school board meeting now intends to stay on the job. Larry Wallen resigned Sunday but notified the district early Tuesday that he changed...