Racial and ethnic discrimination

FILE - In an April 29, 2006 file photo, Hugh Masekela performs during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. A family statement issued on Twitter Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, says South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela, 78, passed away in Johannesburg after a lengthy battle against prostate cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
January 23, 2018 - 2:03 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78. Often called the "Father of South African jazz," Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said Tuesday was a "protracted...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police are investigating after banners with racist and anti-gay messages were erected outside a northwest Indiana church known for its progressive stands on racial and social justice issues. West Lafayette police said the banners were found Sunday attached to a fence...
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January 22, 2018 - 9:30 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man facing first-degree murder and hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor is set for trial this week. Stanley Vernon Majors is accused in the killing of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara in August 2016. Prosecutors say Majors, who is now 63, killed...
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January 20, 2018 - 3:06 pm
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate." Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski wants to preserve the white...
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FILE - In this Monday, Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017.file photo President Jacob Zuma, attends the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg. The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The leadership of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of President Jacob Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. The party's National Executive...
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FILE - In this file photo taken in Milan, Italy, on Jan. 26, 2011, Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre attends a news conference on the occasion of an Holocaust remembrance. President Sergio Mattarella’s office on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 said he was making Liliana Segre senator-for-life because she had made the nation proud. For decades, Segre, now 87, was reluctant to discuss her time in Auschwitz. But in the 1990s, she began speaking to schoolchildren throughout Italy about the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 19, 2018 - 2:53 pm
ROME (AP) — A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. President Sergio Mattarella's office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre, 87, for the honor because she had made the nation proud with her...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a Maine police officer accused officers of racial profiling as they arrested her for pushing through a concert crowd and refusing to leave after being asked dozens of time. Worcester police arrested 24-year-old Portland officer Zahra Munye Abu...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:57 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student who repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media is being investigated by the school's student conduct office, a university spokesman confirmed Wednesday. In the first Instagram video, the young woman uses a racial slur for...
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January 16, 2018 - 4:31 pm
HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas community college will investigate allegations that fans attending basketball games yelled racial slurs toward black players on the opposing team from Kansas. North Arkansas College President Randy Esters says the school plans to investigate. He says if the...
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Flowers, candles and a picture of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead Tuesday morning by still-unknown assailants, at the scene of the shooting in front of his office in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. People from Kosovo's Serb minority say they are in shock over the killing of a moderate politician who was gunned down in an attack in a northern town. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
January 16, 2018 - 3:33 pm
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — A leading Serb politician was shot to death Tuesday near his political party's offices in northern Kosovo, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia. Unknown assailants opened fire on...
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