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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Diversity plans are not ‘anti-American’ Dear America: This is Nebraska, your solid, typically quiet middle sibling. We’re writing to encourage you not to see us as racist. ...

Judicial conduct commission files charges against judge

Dec. 06, 2021 09:28 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct announced it has filed a statement of charges against former Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman. The commission found probable cause that Zimmerman allegedly violated the Code of...

University design school initiative seeks racial justice

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the University of Minnesota’s College of Design launched the Design Justice Initiative, which seeks to support the retention and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and students of color through affinity spaces, policy...

Dictionary.com anoints allyship word of the year for 2021

Dec. 06, 2021 00:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Allyship, an old noun made new again, is Dictionary.com's word of the year. The look up site with 70 million monthly users took the unusual step of anointing a word it added just last month, though “allyship” first surfaced in the mid-1800s, said one...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 15:49 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Violence as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

Dec. 05, 2021 14:28 PM EST

VILLEPINTE, France (AP) — Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video that highlighted his anti-migrant and anti-Islam...

Deutsche Welle suspends cooperation with Jordan broadcaster

Dec. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Sunday it is suspending cooperation with a Jordanian partner, Roya TV, because of concerns about anti-Israeli and antisemitic content and caricatures on its social media. Deutsche Welle said it had...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 12:23 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Virginia museum gets boost from Smithsonian project

Dec. 05, 2021 09:06 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Back in the days after Saint Paul’s College closed in 2013 and the future of the campus was in jeopardy, Bobby Conner feared the history of the Lawenceville school would be lost. So, with the blessing of the college’s last president and at a...

Police: Graffiti in tunnels near Boise's Anne Frank memorial

Dec. 04, 2021 17:09 PM EST

BOISE (AP) — Someone painted anti-Semitic graffiti overnight Saturday in three tunnels near the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in downtown Boise, police said. The graffiti, which included spray-painted swastikas and other hate speech, was painted over Saturday...