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Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said he is stepping down as Cuban Communist Party leader, leaving the island without a Castro guiding affairs for the first time in more than six decades and handing control of the party to a younger generation. The 89-year-old Castro made the...

Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Apr. 16, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Friday he is stepping down as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership that began with his brother Fidel and country’s 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement in a speech at the opening...

German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann dies at 97

Apr. 16, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann, who survived the Nazi persecution of Jews and later played a prominent role in the literary scene of Communist East Germany, has died at the age of 97. Kaufmann's death was confirmed to The Associated Press on...

Florida House condemns Democratic Socialism in resolution

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House took the unusual step of denouncing democratic socialism Tuesday with the sponsor of a non-binding resolution invoking the name of the country’s most prominent champion of the ideology, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, in calling it a threat to American...

North Las Vegas Mayor switches from Democrat to Republican

Apr. 07, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee has announced that he is switching his political affiliation from Democrat to Republican, citing a shift toward socialism. The mayor of Nevada’s third-largest city made the announcement Tuesday on “Fox and...

Protesters in court for barricading police precinct in July

Mar. 09, 2021 19:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Protesters used rope and tables to barricade doors shut at a suburban Denver police station and trap officers inside for several hours last summer during racial injustice demonstrations, a detective testified Tuesday during an evidentiary hearing in Colorado where a judge will...