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Ariz. Sheriff Says Wife of U.S. Judge Was Investigated

Ariz. Sheriff Says Wife of U.S. Judge Was Investigated

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday, acknowledging his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a racial profiling lawsuit against the sheriff. The federal hearing took the strange turn after Arpaio finished his testimony and Judge Murray [...]
Michael Brown Family Cites New Evidence in LawsuitCLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the shooting that killed their son and sparked a national protest movement about the way police treat Blacks. Attorneys for Brown’s parents promised the case would bring to [...]
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Cesar Chavez Receives Full Honors From U.S. NavyKEENE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Thursday to see military honors rendered belatedly for Cesar Chavez, the legendary civil rights and labor leader who was also a U.S. Navy veteran. On the 22nd anniversary of his death, Chavez received full graveside honors from the U.S. Navy at his memorial in California. The idea for the [...]
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Loretta Lynch, Confirmed as A.G., Makes HistoryWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, 55, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the first Black woman [...]
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On Earth Day, Fighting Poverty is Also a Priority in NYCNEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s biggest city, under the direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by linking a sweeping effort to limit its impact on the environment with its fight against income inequality by pledging to lift more than 800,000 people out of poverty. De Blasio unveiled his ambitious [...]
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A Civil Rights Law Passes in Little Rock, ArkansasLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay. The ordinance approved by the city’s board on a 7-2 vote bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [...]
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Union Wants Walmart to Rehire 2,200 WorkersNEW YORK (AP) — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Walmart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union filed the charge with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday, arguing the [...]
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Kansas Benefit Law for Poor Families Comes Under FireTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items. More than 20 other states have such lists. But the one included by the Republican-dominated Kansas [...]
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Hold on Obama’s Immigration Reforms Now Under ReviewNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama’s move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel held a special hearing in a closely watched case that is holding up Obama’s immigration action. A coalition of [...]
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Fast-Food Workers Put Spotlight on ‘Fight for $15′ – AgainNEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice. Organizers said demonstrations were planned for more than 230 U.S. cities and college campuses, as well as dozens [...]
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