Discrimination

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, speaks during the funeral service for the former South African president in Qunu, South Africa. Kathrada died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after a short illness at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool, File)
March 28, 2017 - 1:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for acts of sabotage against South Africa's previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. Kathrada died after being...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2014 file photo shows actor Michael Che at the "Top Five" premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto. Che, co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the “most racist city” he has ever visited. Che told a crowd at Boston University Thursday, March 23, 2017 about how he received many angry messages on social media after he made the comment on “SNL” the night before the Super Bowl. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, file)
March 25, 2017 - 2:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the "most racist city" he has ever visited. The Boston Globe ( http://bit.ly/2n34WDF ) reports that the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told a Boston University crowd...
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FILE - In this Thursday March 9, 2017 file photo, two young men who left a nearby synagogue watch police activity outside the Jewish Children's Museum following a bomb threat in Brooklyn borough of New York. Jewish groups who warned of a surge in anti-Semitism had pointed to numerous bomb threats against Jewish community centers as the most dramatic example of the trend. Now authorities say an Israeli Jewish teen is responsible, potentially undermining the community’s fight against bigotry and embarrassing those who blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 24, 2017 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, center, a member of Congress's bipartisan task force combating anti-Semitism, speaks with a reporter after holding a press conference to address bomb treats against Jewish organizations and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries at the Park East Synagogue in New York. Israeli police arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man on Thursday, March 23, as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 23, 2017 - 12:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli police saying they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States (all times local): 7 p.m. The lawyer for the Israeli suspect in the bomb...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, center, a member of Congress's bipartisan task force combating anti-Semitism, speaks with a reporter after holding a press conference to address bomb treats against Jewish organizations and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries at the Park East Synagogue in New York. Israeli police arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man on Thursday, March 23, as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 23, 2017 - 10:43 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli police saying they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Israeli police official says the suspect...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An Arab delegation met with the U.N. secretary-general Wednesday to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour called the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to U.N. withdrawal of a report that accused Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime." Mansour said...
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March 22, 2017 - 2:42 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list. Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney...
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March 22, 2017 - 11:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Maine says the state should protect people from being discriminated against based on their beliefs about climate change. Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney general's ability to investigate or prosecute people based...
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March 19, 2017 - 12:28 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A black couple who says they were arrested because they accused a white state trooper of racial profiling has received a $1.3 million verdict from a Charleston jury. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ( http://bit.ly/2mxFXZ3 ) the jury awarded the money to Catherine...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 17, 2017 - 8:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal law gives the president broad authority over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans who didn't already have relatives here and President Barack Obama to keep out North Korean officials...
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