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State quarterfinals set for small schools in Texas playoffs

Nov. 29, 2020 2:53 PM EST

Texas high school football playoff pairings, provided by Texas Football magazine and texasfootball.com, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 4A DIVISION I State Quarterfinals Canyon (11-1) vs. Springtown (11-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium Paris (9-4) vs. Argyle (13-0), 6...

Duncanville boys, girls atop Texas prep basketball rankings

Nov. 23, 2020 4:58 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas High School Basketball Coaches Association rankings for week of Nov. 23: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 3-0; 2. Richardson, 0-0; 3. Waxahachie, 1-1; 4. Alvin Shadow Creek, 2-0; 5. Fort Bend Elkins, 2-0; 6. Humble Summer Creek, 0-2; 7. Houston Bellaire, 1-0; 8. Odessa...

Today in History

Nov. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2020. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On this date: In...

Texas prep football small-school matchups set for regionals

Nov. 22, 2020 6:04 AM EST

Texas high school football playoff pairings, provided by Texas Football magazine and texasfootball.com, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 4A DIVISION I Region I Regionals Decatur (7-5) vs. Canyon (10-1), 3 p.m. Friday at Abilene’s Anthony Field Dumas (11-1) vs. Springtown (10-2), 4 p.m. Thursday...

Today in History

Nov. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2020. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in the same...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., Native American Caucus co-chair, joined at right by Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, speaks to reporters about the 2020 Census on Capitol Hill in Washington. O.J. Semans is one of dozens of tribal officials and vote activists around the country pushing selection of Haaland to become the first Native American secretary of Interior.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

'Something very historical': Push for diverse Biden Cabinet

Nov. 21, 2020 12:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native Americans are urging President-elect Joe Biden to make history by selecting one of their own to lead the powerful agency that oversees the nation’s tribes, setting up one of several looming tests of Biden’s pledge to have a Cabinet representative of Americans. O.J....

Today in History

Nov. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2020. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this date: In 1920, the Irish Republican Army killed 12 British intelligence...

Texas prep football playoff matchups set for 2nd round

Nov. 17, 2020 10:52 PM EST

Texas high school football playoff pairings, provided by Texas Football magazine and texasfootball.com, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 4A DIVISION I Region I Area Clint (6-0) vs Decatur (6-5), 6 p.m. Thursday at Big Spring’s Memorial Stadium Fort Stockton (5-5) vs Canyon (9-1), 7 p.m. Thursday...

The Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, addresses a crowd outside St. John's Episcopal Church, Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Washington, D.C. For nearly four years, President Trump has inspired a cadre of liberal-leaning religious activists to organize, mobilize, protest and pray in opposition to his policies regarding refugees and asylum-seekers, Muslims, white supremacy and health care. As they helped plan the annual Women’s March, flooded airports in defiance of the travel ban and stared down demonstrators in Charlottesville, figures such as the Rev. William Barber II, Muslim activist Linda Sarsour and Sister Simone Campbell became regular commentators on cable television and Op-Ed pages, bringing what some describe as the religious left to its highest point in decades. (Jack Jenkins/RNS via AP)

Energized religious left vows to keep up pressure with Biden

Nov. 17, 2020 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (RNS) For nearly four years, President Trump has inspired a cadre of liberal-leaning religious activists to organize, mobilize, protest and pray in opposition to his policies regarding refugees and asylum-seekers, Muslims, white supremacy and health care. As they helped plan the annual Women’s...

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz.  Three civil rights groups are filing a lawsuit challenging  Trump’s executive order that banned federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, from offering certain diversity training which the president has deemed “anti-American.”The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint Thursday, Oct. 29,  in federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

Nov. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EST

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American." The NAACP Legal Defense Fund...