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Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Denver Police Wants Justice

Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Denver Police Wants Justice

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn’t trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand by Laura Sonya Rosales Hernandez came as the Denver Police Department and an independent [...]
1 in 5 Kids Use Food Stamps, Setting a U.S. RecordWASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children and families show that one in five children were on food stamp assistance in 2014. The [...]
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Immigrants to Be Asked About Deportation ProtectionWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country without documents whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press. Agents also have been told to review government files to identify [...]
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Civil Rights Activists, the ‘Friendship Nine,’ to Be ClearedCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine Black men arrested for integrating a Whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. That criminal record will soon be erased. On Wednesday, a prosecutor is expected to ask a judge [...]
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Mormon Church Calls for Respect of LGBT CommunitySALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs. “We must find ways to show respect for others whose beliefs, values and behaviors differ from ours while never being [...]
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A New Comic Book Chronicles the Civil Rights MovementWASHINGTON (AP) — A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement. Fifty-years later, the Georgia Democratic congressman is hoping graphic novels about his life and what his contemporaries endured to win equal civil rights for all Americans will serve as a guide for protesters [...]
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NAACP Leader Calls for Justice Following Colo. BombingCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated. Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of [...]
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Neb. Ranchers Support Driver’s Licenses for ImmigrantsLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ranchers and immigrant-rights groups are in the rare position of working together to try to change Nebraska’s status as the only state that denies driver’s licenses to young people protected from deportation because they lacked immigration documents when they arrived in the United States as children.  The groups gave their support [...]
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Is Texas Guilty of Housing Bias? Case Could Affect U.S.WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could knock out a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination, a move that would make it tougher for people to win lawsuits claiming housing policies are biased. When the justices take the bench on Wednesday, they will consider whether housing or lending practices that have a negative impact on [...]
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No Tips at Restaurant? Yup. Pay is $13, Plus Health CarePHILADELPHIA (AP) — Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: “Tipping is not necessary.” That’s food for thought in an industry where servers depend on gratuities for the bulk of their pay. Yet staff at the French-inspired restaurant earn about $13 [...]
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