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Trump Backs Away From Border Wall Idea in CBS Interview

Trump Backs Away From Border Wall Idea in CBS Interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs of cracking on Sunday, with the president-elect seemingly backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern U.S. border and the top House Republican rejecting any “deportation force” targeting people in the country illegally. In an interview […]

Rubber Bullets and Fear: Protests Against Trump Continue in U.S.

Rubber Bullets and Fear: Protests Against Trump Continue in U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — From New York to Illinois to California, in red states and blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump’s election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, igniting fires and in at least one city, facing pepper spray and rubber projectiles from police trying to clear the streets. The demonstrations stretched into a […]

A Muslim Woman On Election 2016: ‘Time to Uplift Our Communities’

A Muslim Woman On Election 2016: ‘Time to Uplift Our Communities’

I am an immigrant. I am a Muslim. I am a woman. Each piece of my identity has been picked apart, threatened, alienated and attacked during these incredibly long several months that have led up to this election. Each piece of me now needs to heal. Just as each marginalized piece of our country needs […]

Thousands of Protesters Hit Streets to Oppose Trump’s Election

Thousands of Protesters Hit Streets to Oppose Trump’s Election

CHICAGO (AP) — The raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump’s election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful. From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, many thousands of demonstrators […]

Election 2016: How Activism Might Swing Ariz. and N.C. Purple

Election 2016: How Activism Might Swing Ariz. and N.C. Purple

Throughout Election 2016, the map of presidential battleground states has changed, as historic strongholds for one political party have moved to the “toss up” or “leans to” category. It’s an indication of how new voting groups, such as Latinos and those who just became citizens, as well as local issues and community advocates are reshaping […]

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

GOULD, Ark. — The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818 souls, William El-Amin, the former local police chief, noticed something unusual. El-Amin, now 38, grew up in Little Rock. He had worked there as a probation and parole officer before joining the Gould Police Department in 2011. Like […]

Black Church in Miss. Is Burned With ‘Vote Trump’ Painted on Side

Black Church in Miss. Is Burned With ‘Vote Trump’ Painted on Side

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Somebody set the fire that heavily damaged an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump,” and an $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever did it, a Mississippi fire chief said Wednesday. The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation of […]