Hispanics

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, talks with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, before they participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged an alliance with President Donald Trump, who some have condemned as racist for the last two years. The reforms could offer a path to freedom for...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, Rep.-elect Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., stands in front of the Capitol during a week of orientation for incoming members, in Washington. This year’s midterm election is sending a record 43 Latinos to Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador. A few are ascending to leadership roles, demonstrating the...
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Democrat Julian Castro poses for a photo at his home in San Antonio, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Castro says he is launching a presidential exploratory committee ahead of a likely White House run in 2020. Castro was the nation’s housing secretary until 2016 and spent five years as mayor of San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 12, 2018 - 11:43 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the 44...
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December 09, 2018 - 4:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Rep. Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship, died at age 75 after suffering a heart attack last week. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 07, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of mourners on Friday bid farewell to Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, the former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who was remembered as a devoted public servant and doting family man in a ceremony that filled a large Phoenix church with laughter and sometimes tears. House...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone talks at anews conference in Phoenix. Penzone, who two years ago defeated longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is making progress in carrying out a court-ordered overhaul of his agency after it was found to have racially profiled Latinos during his predecessor's traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Still, the agency is not close to being released from the supervision of a federal judge and does not appear to have completely stomped out its problem with biased policing. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud, File)
December 04, 2018 - 1:02 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. The new sheriff has improved compliance with the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pastor, Arizona's first Hispanic congressman, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. He was the longtime senior member of the state's U.S. House delegation before he decided in 2014 against running for re-election. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
November 28, 2018 - 3:42 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who championed liberal causes as Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress but was known for his bipartisanship, died after suffering a heart attack, his family said Wednesday. He was 75. Pastor, a Democrat, served 23 years in Congress until deciding in...
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William Charles Blocker, right, one of eight plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Saks Fifth Avenue department store, speaks during a press conference at his lawyer's office, Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018, in New York. The lawsuit charges that Saks, which is owned by Hudson's Bay Company, subjected the men to unlawful age and race discrimination, a hostile work environment and unlawful retaliation. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 20, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight former employees at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the high-end store and its corporate parent, alleging they were subjected to a hostile work environment and unfairly fired. The suit, filed in New York, said...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017 file photo, members of the Mexican rock band Mana, guitarist Sergio Vallin, left, and bassist Juan Calleros perform during their Latino Power tour in La Paz, Bolivia. The Latin Recording Academy will recognize Mana as the Person of the Year Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican rock band Mana will be honored in a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas in the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony. A variety of stars will perform some of the band's hits Wednesday to honor Mana's selection as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year...
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November 13, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout numbers. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said that...
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