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Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump's America

Jul. 16, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

Even before President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go back to the "broken and...

2020 Democrats paint contrast with Trump on immigration

Jul. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates promised major changes to U.S. immigration law, contrasting their ideas to the hardline policies of President Donald Trump during a forum with Latino political activists in Milwaukee. The White House hopefuls gathered Thursday as Trump's detention...

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

Jul. 11, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases. He insisted he was "not backing down," declaring in a Rose Garden...

Warren, Sanders, O'Rourke and Castro set for Milwaukee forum

Jul. 11, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro are participating in a town hall in Milwaukee sponsored by the Hispanic civil rights organization LULAC. Each candidate will be onstage for 20 minutes Thursday evening. Immigration is...

Democratic presidential candidates invited to Latino forum

Jul. 10, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latino Victory Fund is inviting Democratic presidential candidates to speak at a forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 6 ahead of the 2020 Democratic primary season. The fund, a political action committee aimed at increasing Latino representation at every level of government, shared a...

Seeking unity, Pelosi calls for bill to protect migrant kids

Jul. 8, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers must pass legislation easing "abhorrent conditions" facing children held at the southern border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday as she tried taking the offensive on an issue that badly split Democrats and has raised questions about their unity on other issues. Pelosi,...

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigration

Jul. 7, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston. Among them is Catracho's, a modest Honduran eatery recently purchased by...

Outcry pushes Phoenix to roll out body cameras for officers

Jul. 6, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer yelled obscenities and forced an unarmed black man suspected of shoplifting up against a patrol car. Another aimed his gun at the man's pregnant fiancee, ordering her out of the car with the couple's two small children. Dramatic video of the confrontation stirred...

Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters

Jul. 2, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over...

'One Day At a Time' rescued from cancellation by Pop TV

Jun. 27, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are more days ahead for "One Day at a Time." The CBS Corp.-owned cable channel Pop TV says Thursday it's greenlighted a new season of the reboot canceled by Netflix. In a statement, Pop TV President Brad Schwartz called the series both "culturally significant" and funny. The...