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March 22, 2017 - 6:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana senators scrapped a proposal Wednesday that would've mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events, amid questions about how such a policy would affect non-Christian students. The Senate Education and Career Development...
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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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President Donald Trump meets with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 22, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black lawmakers emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday saying the president was at least willing to listen to their concerns that his policies and positions could hurt their African-American constituents. However, beyond a promise of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles, Beck said Tuesday, March 21, 2017, that reports of sexual assault and domestic violence by Latino residents have dropped amid concerns that those in the country illegally could face deportation if they interact with police. He said that sexual assault reports have dropped 25 percent and domestic violence reports have fallen 10 percent among the city's Latino population since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
March 22, 2017 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief of Los Angeles, a city that is half Latino, found himself in the middle of the national immigration debate on Wednesday after saying there's a correlation between the Trump administration's call for stiffer immigration policies and a drop in the number of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, artwork and signatures cover a fence around the Pulse nightclub, scene of a mass shooting, in Orlando, Fla. A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday, March 22, 2017, against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in South Florida on behalf of more than four dozen of the survivors and family members of those killed at Pulse nightclub last June. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
March 22, 2017 - 5:41 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of survivors and victims' relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre are suing the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in South Florida on behalf of...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A 19-year-old candidate seeking a city council seat in the newly formed city of Stonecrest is headed to a runoff election next month. News outlets report that Mary-Pat Hector, a sophomore at Spellman College, finished second Tuesday to George Turner Jr. in a five-way race in the...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:11 pm
BRITAIN-PARLIAMENT INCIDENT Four dead, police believe there was one attacker LONDON (AP) — Details of today's deadly attack in London are becoming clearer. Police now confirm that the man who ran down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge is the same man who then stabbed to death an armed...
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CORRECTS MONTH SURGERY TOOK PLACE TO JANUARY INSTEAD OF DECEMBER - FILE - This Feb. 1, 2017 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Shiloh Heavenly Quine. Quine was moved from a men's prison to the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla after becoming the nations' first inmate to have state-paid sex reassignment surgery in January. Quine says in a court filing that she is unhappy in her new prison because she has fewer privileges including a television, rehabilitation programs and razors, forcing her to grow a beard and mustache. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)
March 22, 2017 - 3:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery says she's been mistreated since being transferred to a California women's prison, where she now has a beard and mustache because officials have denied her a razor. In a hand-written federal court...
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March 22, 2017 - 3:23 pm
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A man who was initially denied an Indiana license plate reading "ATHE1ST" now has the personalized plate. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles denied Chris Bontrager's first request in February without citing a specific reason. The bureau's denial letter to Bontrager noted the...
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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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