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FILE- In this May 10, 2005, file photo survivor of the 1921 Tulsa race riots, Dr. Olivia Hooker, 90, gives her personal account of the of the historic race riot at a briefing before members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hooker, one of the last survivors of the race riot, one of the worst race riots in U.S. history, has died at age 103. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
November 23, 2018 - 5:03 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Olivia Hooker, one of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riots and among the first black women in the U.S. Coast Guard, has died. She was 103. Hooker was 6 years old when one of the worst race riots in U.S. history broke out and destroyed much of a Tulsa neighborhood...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. McCaskill and Hawley are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 18, 2018 - 9:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The two squared-off...
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FILE - This combination of March 8, 2018, photos shows California gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, a Democrat and Republican businessman John Cox in Sacramento, Calif. Cox and Newsom is debating Monday morning, Oct. 8, at San Francisco public radio station KQED. The hour-long session will not be televised but will be offered to radio stations to broadcast around the state. (AP Photos/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 08, 2018 - 1:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The two men hoping to be California's next governor said during a Monday debate that the cost of living is the top issue facing the state. Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom squared off at San Francisco public radio station KQED — their only face-off ahead of the...
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April 10, 2018 - 4:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs who was fired over allegations of workplace abuse is apologizing and asking for a second chance. "On Point" host Tom Ashbrook was dismissed by Boston radio station WBUR in February after investigators found he...
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February 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs has been fired over allegations of workplace abuse. Boston radio station WBUR said Wednesday that "On Point" host Tom Ashbrook was cleared of sexual misconduct but created an abusive environment for staff. He's been...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of, "A Prairie Home Companion," talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office. The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni. On his Facebook page, Keillor said Monday, Feb.. 12, 2018, the removal of his plaque was "a relief." (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
February 12, 2018 - 8:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni, Minnesota Daily...
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January 23, 2018 - 5:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account of an accidental touch of a woman's bare back. MPR said in a statement that Keillor was...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of, "A Prairie Home Companion," talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office. Keillor says he is in negotiations with Minnesota Public Radio after the radio network cut ties with him over unspecified allegations of inappropriate behavior. Keillor wrote on his Facebook page Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, that a second day of mediation was held at a law firm in downtown Minneapolis, but he provided no details. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
January 08, 2018 - 4:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Humorist Garrison Keillor says he is in negotiations with Minnesota Public Radio after the radio network cut ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host over unspecified allegations of inappropriate behavior. Keillor wrote on his Facebook page Friday that a second day of...
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December 16, 2017 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Prairie Home Companion" has been given a new name — "Live from Here" — in the wake of creator Garrison Keillor's acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio. Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted the weekly variety show since Keillor's retirement last year,...
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December 11, 2017 - 11:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — The host of one of NPR's most successful programs has been suspended while the network investigates sexual misconduct allegations. The allegations against "On Point" host Tom Ashbrook include that he engaged in "creepy" sex talks and gave unwanted hugs, neck and back rubs to 11 mostly...
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