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Obama delivers passionate race lecture at eulogy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America’s racial history Friday in his eulogy for a state senator and pastor, slain along with eight other …


On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of …


Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 …


French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers

PARIS (AP) — Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant …


NAACP selects Brooks as new president and CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Saturday announced that lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks would become its new national president and CEO. The selection of Brooks came as the …


Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel’s international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling …


3 arrested in fatal stabbing of Wash. soldier

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities investigating the stabbing death of a Washington-based soldier said Monday they have arrested three other soldiers who serve at the same military installation. The Lakewood …


Obama tells leaders to follow Mandela’s example

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world Saturday to follow former South African President Nelson Mandela’s example of country before self, as the …


South Africa: Mandela still in critical condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela’s condition in a Pretoria hospital remained critical for a second straight day Monday, said South Africa’s president who described the stricken anti-apartheid hero as being …


SAfrican official: Mandela better from pneumonia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela is breathing “without difficulty” after having a procedure to clear fluid in his lung area that was caused by pneumonia, the spokesman for South Africa’s …


Texas woman’s execution halted; DA won’t appeal

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas woman won a reprieve from the death chamber Tuesday, mere hours before she was scheduled to be the first woman executed in the U.S. since …


Court lets slaves’ descendants sue Cherokee chief

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Descendants of slaves owned by members of the Cherokee Nation can sue the current chief in an attempt to restore their tribal memberships, a federal appeals …


AP: Va student expelled for election racial uproar

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One student has been expelled and three others are being punished for their roles in a racially charged uproar on a Virginia college campus the night …


Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043

WASHINGTON (AP) — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is …


APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big …


FBI: Hate crimes down slightly in 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says the number of hate crimes reported to police in 2011 declined slightly compared to the previous year. Nearly half of the reported hate crimes …


Black women battle obesity with dialogue, action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad …


Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in …


Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in …


1 more guilty of hate crime in Miss. rundown case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another man has pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in Mississippi. …


2 more guilty of hate crime in Miss. rundown case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two more white men have pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck …


Republicans propose plan for undocumented young

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their version of the Dream Act, stalled legislation that would provide a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of …


House to consider limited GOP immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans still smarting from their poor showing among Hispanics in the presidential election are planning a vote next week on immigration legislation that would both expand …


Black voters look to leverage their loyalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders …


Obama to people of Myanmar: America ‘is with you’

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a historic breakthrough, President Barack Obama on Monday stepped onto the soil of long-shunned Myanmar and into the flag-waving embrace of its once repressed people. …


US court strikes down Mich. affirmative action ban

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six years after state voters said race could …


Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs …


Census: New gauge shows 49.7 million poor in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs …


High court to take fresh look at voting rights law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a …


GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation’s most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans — …