Slavery

In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photograph, the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility is shown in Aurora, Colo. People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on slavery. They have won the right to sue GEO Group on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held at its detention center near Denver over a decade. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 22, 2017 - 4:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $...
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In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photograph, the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility is shown in Aurora, Colo. People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on slavery. They have won the right to sue GEO Group on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held at its detention center near Denver over a decade. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 22, 2017 - 2:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:09 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Indicted for killing thousands and kidnapping children to become soldiers and sex slaves, Joseph Kony has been Africa's most notorious warlord for three decades. Now that the United States and others are ending the international manhunt for him and his Lord's Resistance Army...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017 file photo, a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson hangs on the wall behind President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump made puzzling claims about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview, suggesting that he was uncertain about the origin of the conflict while claiming that Jackson was upset about the war that started more than a decade after his death. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. president had a historical question: Why did America's Civil War happen? "Why could that one not have been worked out?" Remarks by Donald Trump, aired Monday, showed presidential uncertainty about the origin and necessity of the Civil War, a defining event in U.S. history...
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April 21, 2017 - 8:51 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Winston-Salem woman is standing trial for forcing a 12-year-old girl into prostitution over a two-year-period. The Winston-Salem Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/2owKvzR ) that 39-year-old Flora Riano Gonzales is accused of driving the girl to have sex with men and...
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This Thursday, April 13, 2017, photo shows the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. In addition to the familiar narrative of the founding fathers, the museum seeks to tell the stories of women, enslaved people and Native Americans who helped make up the country’s ‘founding generation.’ The museum opens on Wednesday, April 19. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 18, 2017 - 12:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alongside a display of the Declaration of Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution, a separate tableau tells the story of Mumbet, an enslaved black woman in Massachusetts who, upon hearing the document read aloud, announced that its proclamation that "all men are...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel "The Underground Railroad," which combined flights of imagination with the grimmest and most realistic detail of 19th-...
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March 24, 2017 - 7:13 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — University of Georgia officials say they plan a public talk about human remains found during a campus construction project, and about the history of slavery at the institution. Workers on a campus construction project discovered the first of the remains from more than 100 burial...
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March 15, 2017 - 7:57 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS UPDATE: Judge in Hawaii puts Trump's travel ban on hold UNDATED (AP) — The federal judge in Hawaii who put President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on hold cited "questionable evidence supporting the government's national security motivation." U.S. District Judge...
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March 07, 2017 - 12:49 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government's health care role and...
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