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Trump’s Deportation Plan Is Reminder of Removal in 1930s

Trump’s Deportation Plan Is Reminder of Removal in 1930s

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest [...]
Remembering Emmett Till, 60 Years After Teen’s DeathJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a Black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a White woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. They’re also trying to continue the legacy of his late mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who worked with young [...]
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Hurricane Katrina in Photos: Then and NowWhen Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast nearly 10 years ago, it left a mammoth trail of damage in its wake. Storm surge and winds ripped the top off a church steeple in Mississippi, left a tangle of fishing boats sitting in the middle of a Louisiana highway, and ripped holes into the New Orleans [...]
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Fast-Food Chains Could Get Unions Thanks to Labor RulingNEW YORK (AP) — It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday. The ruling, which came from a case involving a waste management company and its [...]
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Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson Passes AwayBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence Black people faced while fighting for the right to vote. Fifty years after the beating, the activist in [...]
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Same-Sex Couples Win Fight for Marriage Licenses in Ky.MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug. A federal appeals court had just upheld a ruling ordering the clerk in their rural Kentucky county to issue marriage licenses to same-sex [...]
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NEW ORLEANS ­– When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant city ­– the place where jazz was born, where the food is legendary, where culture runs deep - had some big problems.
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Possible Voter Fraud Can Be Probed With U.S. GrantsIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — States are free to use federal grant money intended to improve how elections are run in order to pay for criminal investigations of potential voter fraud, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has ruled.  The commission’s opinion is a relief to election officials in Iowa, who will not have to pay [...]
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Judge: Immigrant Kids Must Be Out of Detention by Oct. 23SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay,” and with their mothers when possible, according to court papers. In a filing late on Aug. 21, California U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee refused the government’s request to reconsider her ruling [...]
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Domestic Workers Win Overtime and Wage Victory – AgainWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.  The ruling is a victory for worker advocacy groups and labor unions that have long sought higher wages for domestic workers who help the elderly and disabled [...]
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