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FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. Smiley is planning a nationwide tour of a theatrical production for next year focusing on the last year of King’s life to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination on April 4, 1968. The last year of King’s life was a time when he reviled by many for expanding his critique of America past racism to poverty issues and the Vietnam War. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
September 21, 2017 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.'s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don't. To mark the 50th anniversary of King's assassination next April, the radio and TV host is planning a nationwide tour of a theatrical production focusing on the last year of King's life, a...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:40 am
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A city official in southern Texas has apologized for using a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys. The Brownsville Herald reports that multiple social media users posted audio clips this week featuring Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon...
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September 21, 2017 - 7:57 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas was spray-painted on a monument near a historic synagogue in Wisconsin's traditionally liberal capital city. The graffiti was discovered Wednesday on the monument next to the Gates of Heaven Synagogue...
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Cal Steinberg of the City of Madison, Wis. Facilities and Maintenance Department cleans the area around a memorial at the Gates of Heaven Synagogue building after using a high pressure hose and 248-degree water to remove anti-Semitic graffiti from the stone marker outside the historic building in the city Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 7:57 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas was spray-painted on a monument near a historic synagogue in Wisconsin's traditionally liberal capital city. The graffiti was discovered Wednesday on the monument next to the Gates of Heaven Synagogue...
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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson holds a press conference at city hall on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in St. Louis. Several hundred people gathered on a hot, unshaded public plaza for an interfaith service followed by a march to City Hall. The service came after four days of protests that followed a judge's decision Friday to acquit former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating three leading black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Lyda Krewson watched as her city and some...
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FILE - In this an. 28, 2016 file photo, South Dakota Republican state Rep. Lynne DiSanto testifies in a state House committee at the Capitol in Pierre, S.D. DiSanto has apologized for a Facebook post where she shared a meme Sept. 7, 2017, depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver rammed through counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a woman. (AP Photo/James Nord, File)
September 20, 2017 - 10:36 am
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a "lack of judgment." Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. It was posted less than a month after a driver hit counter-...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning...
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Michael Andron blows the shofar as he prepares for Rosh Hashanah, as his wife Lillian watches as they use a battery powered lantern to illuminate the room at their home, Tuesday, Sept.19, 2017, in Miami. The Androns have been without power for nine days due to Hurricane Irma, I feel like this year Rosh Hashanah became even more important because we just want to get in touch with the Infinite, so I feel like I don't need to do the big meal and have company. This year I just wanted to be more reflective and listen to my husband blow the shofar," said Lillian Andron during an interview. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
September 19, 2017 - 2:53 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. When the storm changed course at the last minute, the Naples synagogue suddenly became an emergency shelter. As power stayed off for days, the Reform temple, which had only minimal damage, was a...
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September 19, 2017 - 9:14 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivered her first speech on Tuesday about the exodus of Rohingya Muslims, a long-persecuted ethnic group targeted in a military crackdown following attacks by Rohingya militants on Aug. 25. More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:18 am
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia church that Robert E. Lee belonged to after the Civil War will no longer be named after the Confederate general. Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church voted Monday to return to the parish's original name of Grace Episcopal Church. The Richmond Times-Dispatch...
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