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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, people dressed as showgirls walk near the Paris Las Vegas hotel casino, site of a Democratic presidential debate, in Las Vegas. If Nevada has one job in the Democratic primary, it's to offer something different. And in many ways it has delivered. As the presidential race turned to the state this week, gone was the earnestness of Iowa and tradition of New Hampshire and in its place was racial diversity, a new unpredictability and the muscle of urban, union politics. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Picketing, pigeons, politics: Scenes from the Nevada caucus

Feb. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line in the street with union workers. And then, with...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington. A prominent Latino organization said Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau needs to explicitly communicate there will be no citizenship question ahead of the 2020 count, or risk undercounting minority groups. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Latino group say Census must dispel doubts on citizenship

Feb. 10, 2020 4:41 PM EST

A prominent Latino organization said Monday the U.S. Census Bureau needs to explicitly communicate there will be no citizenship question ahead of the 2020 count __ or risk undercounting minority groups. Arturo Vargas, CEO of the NALEO Education Fund, said the effort by the Trump administration to include the...

FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, writer and activist Luis J. Rodriguez poses for a photo at his independent bookstore and community center

Focus turns to Latino authors amid 'American Dirt' debate

Feb. 9, 2020 12:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey endorsed the novel “American Dirt” for her book club last month, many Latinos took to social media to decry the selection for its stereotypes and caricatures. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been...

Entrepreneurs Kevin Hart, of Randolph, Mass., left, and Kobie Evans, of Boston, right, speak to reporters after attending a meeting of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Worcester, Mass. The commission voted in favor of licenses for a number of cannabis shops, including Pure Oasis, a soon to open pot shop in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood by Evans and Hart. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Green tea party? State licenses Boston's 1st marijuana shop

Feb. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s first retail pot shop and Massachusetts’ first minority-owned marijuana business was approved Thursday, more than a year after the first shops opened elsewhere in the state. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday voted to give final license approval...

Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from US Latinos

Feb. 4, 2020 12:14 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the Super Bowl halftime show began, Yol-Itzma Aguirre and her relatives watched with anticipation. The El Paso, Texas, family was curious how Colombian-born Shakira and New York-raised Jennifer Lopez, two of the world's most popular Latina artists, would seize the stage. The...

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Lopez, Shakira in joyful, exuberant halftime show

Feb. 2, 2020 10:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Seizing their opportunity to make a cultural statement, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira infused the Super Bowl halftime show with an exuberance and joy that celebrated their Latina heritage. Their breathless athleticism matched that of the football players waiting in the locker room. Shakira...

Entertainer Jay-Z arrives for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Beyoncé, Jay-Z sit during national anthem at Super Bowl

Feb. 2, 2020 10:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Coverage of entertainment and celebrity happenings at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami: ________ BEYONCE, JAY-Z SIT DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM Video of Beyoncé and Jay-Z sitting while Demi Lovato sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl has surfaced online. TMZ posted the...

NFL Super Bowl 54 football game halftime performer Jennifer Lopez and Shakira pose for a picture after a news conference Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira vow 'empowering' halftime show

Jan. 30, 2020 3:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said their Super Bowl halftime show will pay homage to Latino culture, promising a joint performance that has an empowering message and also one that will remember NBA icon Kobe Bryant. Lopez and Shakira on Thursday held a press conference before Sunday's big game in...

DJ Khaled poses in the press room with the award for best rap/sung performance for

DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl week

Jan. 29, 2020 8:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami. The hitmaker will perform at multiple pre-Super Bowl events this week, which will be jam-packed with other A-list celebrities, including Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Lady Gaga,...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Singer Gloria Estefan moderates a presentation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Miami. Sotomayor spoke to a crowd about her new book

Justice Sotomayor teases new picture book on civics, heroes

Jan. 29, 2020 12:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wants young children to think of citizenship in a different way. The justice sat down with Grammy Award winning singer Gloria Estefan in Miami and told a crowd of hundreds about the idea for her next children's book, which will be about civic...