Race and ethnicity

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, Chief U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo speaks from the bench in Chicago. A question raised nationwide about whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of landmark hearings in Chicago.A rare panel of federal trial judges including Castillo begins two days of hearings Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, on the stings. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)
December 15, 2017 - 12:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Dueling experts deployed statistics to make their case Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago in a first-of-its-kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash-house stings run by federal agents dating back to the 1990s are racially biased. More than 40 people convicted in such...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., answers a question from a reporter before entering the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse in Newark, N.J. Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute him again on corruption charges or drop it. Menendez, whose bribery trial ended in a hung jury last month, said Dec. 14 that he wants the charges thrown out and is seeking a decision by mid-January by government prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 14, 2017 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute me again on corruption charges or drop it. The New Jersey lawmaker, whose bribery trial ended in a hung jury last month, said Thursday that he wants the charges thrown out and is seeking a...
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Supporters of Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones react as they watch results during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 14, 2017 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months. The same women, having proven their loyalty by voting 98...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks during a news conference near Gold Butte National Monument in Bunkerville, Nev. Newly released records show Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer. Records released by the Interior Department show Zinke spent more than $39,000 on a July helicopter tour above two national monuments in Nevada. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 2:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-third of employees at the Interior Department say they have been harassed or discriminated against in the past year, the department said Thursday. Results from the department's survey of its 70,000 employees, who answered anonymously, show that 8 percent reported...
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FILE -- In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, File)
December 14, 2017 - 7:54 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The stakes for Africa's oldest liberation movement have rarely been higher. As thousands of delegates from the ruling African National Congress party meet this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Jeanine Pirro attends the HBO Documentary Series premiere of "THE JINX: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" in New York. A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The suit, which also names Fox News Network, was filed in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested in 2016 while attending a protest in Baton...
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FILE -- In this Aug. 8, 2017 file photo African National Congress (ANC) protesters in support of President Jacob Zuma march to parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, prior to a no confidence debate in Zuma. The country's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only Zuma and the ruling party but also some of the world's most prominent companies as the ANC meets this week to attempt a fresh start by choosing a new party leader who will likely become the next president in 2019. (AP Photo, File)
December 13, 2017 - 5:54 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only the president and ruling party but also some major international companies, including U.S. firm McKinsey and KPMG. The scandal has weakened the ruling African National Congress, which meets...
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December 12, 2017 - 5:12 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who posted a video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at school has appeared on national media outlets to deflect accusations of racism. Kimberly Jones told Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Tuesday that a photo of her family with a...
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In this Nov. 27, 2017 photo, actor Daniel Kaluuya poses for a portrait in New York to promote his film, "Get Out." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 12, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele's script for "Get Out," he had one question: "Are you allowed to make films like this?" Peele proved that you are; Kaluuya, a 28-year-old British actor, landed the lead role. Ever since then, his life hasn't been the same. "Get Out" became a box...
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