Discrimination

January 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — Leaders in a Maine town say they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white separatist views. Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski (kuh-ZIN-skee) recently made public comments bashing Islam and calling for preservation of white European...
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Demonstrators participate in the Women's March rally at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester, Minn., on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Protesters have gathered near the Eiffel Tower to rally against sexual misconduct and sex discrimination in solidarity with women's marches marking the anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency...
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President Donald Trump greets visitors touring the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 20, 2018 - 10:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of "American carnage." A forceful rollback of his predecessor's achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium. And that was just the first 24 hours. In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2013 file photo, Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, after the New York Times reported that Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 20, 2018 - 7:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan called for an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported that U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures...
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January 20, 2018 - 3:06 pm
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate." Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski wants to preserve the white...
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FILE - In this Monday, Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017.file photo President Jacob Zuma, attends the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg. The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The leadership of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of President Jacob Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. The party's National Executive...
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FILE - In this file photo taken in Milan, Italy, on Jan. 26, 2011, Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre attends a news conference on the occasion of an Holocaust remembrance. President Sergio Mattarella’s office on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 said he was making Liliana Segre senator-for-life because she had made the nation proud. For decades, Segre, now 87, was reluctant to discuss her time in Auschwitz. But in the 1990s, she began speaking to schoolchildren throughout Italy about the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 19, 2018 - 2:53 pm
ROME (AP) — A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. President Sergio Mattarella's office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre, 87, for the honor because she had made the nation proud with her...
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In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reinforcing its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration creates a federal office to protect medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures because of their moral or religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 19, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. Leading Democrats and...
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January 18, 2018 - 5:12 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus speeches (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Kent State University is denying a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus this spring on the day marking the anniversary of the Ohio National Guard...
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January 18, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a bipartisan bill to overhaul how sexual harassment claims are handled on Capitol Hill. The bill proposes major reforms to the 1995 Congressional Accountability Act, and comes after months of discussion among both Republican and Democrat lawmakers...
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