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Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. ...

Rededication planned for Maryland lynching memorial

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

A rededication ceremony is planned for a Maryland lynching memorial marker that was damaged in a vehicle accident. The organization Connecting the Dots posted on Facebook that work began Thursday to install the marker at the Severna Park Library. The group posted photos...

Korean 'comfort women' memorial a no-go in Aurora

Jun. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — David Oh has a clear vision for a “Statue of Peace” memorial on Aurora city grounds, but it won’t likely ever materialize. He envisions a girl dressed in a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, sitting on a chair with a bird perched on her...

California pair charged in 1997 kidnapping of teenage girl

Jun. 11, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California couple facing forced labor charges for allegedly forcing three Guatemalan immigrants to work long hours at their businesses for minimal pay have been charged in the 1997 kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from Las Vegas. A...

Florida bans 'critical race theory' from its classrooms

Jun. 10, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's state Board of Education banned “critical race theory” from public school classrooms Thursday, adopting new rules it said would shield schoolchildren from curricula that could “distort historical events.” Florida's move was...

North Carolina city commits $2.1M for reparations

Jun. 09, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has committed $2.1 million toward funding reparations, an initiative it began last summer when it joined a number of U.S. cities which have voted to address their histories of racism and discrimination. The Asheville City...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

Museum to show Emancipation Proclamation to mark Juneteenth

Jun. 08, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will mark Juneteenth — the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — by displaying a rare signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The copy of the...

Pressure mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute

Jun. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The pressure on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones continued to mount Friday as a major funding partner joined the call to change her status and a sought-after chemistry...

For Native Americans, Harvard and other colleges fall short

Jun. 04, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — When Samantha Maltais steps onto Harvard’s campus this fall, she’ll become the first member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to attend its prestigious law school. It’s a “full-circle moment” for the university and the Martha’s Vineyard tribe, she says. ...