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  • Dozens protest Pence at Taylor University commencement

    UPLAND, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of graduates and faculty have protested the selection of Vice President Mike Pence as the commencement speaker at Taylor University in Indiana by walking out moments before his introduction. The Indianapolis Star reports the protesters in caps and gowns rose and quietly walked down the aisle and out of the […]
  • Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

    CANNES, France (AP) — Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet […]
  • Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

    The Smithsonian’s initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the National Mall celebrating African Americans’ […]
  • Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are “exacerbating educational segregation,” Sanders proposes more transparency and accountability for them, as well […]
  • Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged foreign correspondents on Saturday to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, saying journalism is an important tool to counter the hatred, prejudice and fake news. In an audience with the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Francis […]
  • Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept renounced 58 years later by Brown v. Board of Education […]
  • APNewsBreak: Alaska hunter finds friend dead after 6 days

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man found his missing friend dead during a bear hunting trip on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, but said Friday he and another hunting friend initially thought the man had stormed off in frustration as he had done in the past. Aleksandr Neverov told The Associated Press he found the body of […]
  • Editor of Carver, McInerney fired for ‘breach’ of policy

    NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent literary editor has been fired for an undisclosed “breach” of company policy. Gary Fisketjon had worked with such authors as Raymond Carver, Cormac McCarthy and Richard Ford. In confirming Fisketjon’s dismissal, Alfred A. Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards declined comment Friday beyond a brief company statement citing a breach. Fisketjon […]
  • The Latest: Man finds bear hunter dead but no sign of trauma

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on man found dead during Alaska bear hunting trip (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A man who found his missing friend dead during a bear hunting trip on Alaska’s Kodiak Island says he and another hunting friend thought the man had stormed off in frustration as he had done […]