Social affairs

October 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Far-right extremists have ramped up an intimidating wave of anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish journalists, political candidates and others ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, according to a report released Friday by a Jewish civil rights group. The Anti-...
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This photo provided by Louisville Metro Department of Corrections shows Gregory Alan Bush, who was booked early Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, on two counts of murder and 10 counts of felony wanton endangerment, according to Louisville Metro Detention Center records. (Louisville Metro Department of Corrections via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 1:42 pm
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went to a grocery store and fatally shot two African-Americans, police said. After releasing a...
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October 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Several schools in Poland have canceled activities promoting tolerance for gays and lesbians following government pressure and threats in some places. More than 200 schools had planned to take part in "Rainbow Friday," an anti-discrimination event that a civic rights group,...
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October 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say government forces have shelled rebel-held villages in the country's northwest, inflicting casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday's shelling is the most serious violation of a truce reached by Turkey and Russia last...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:59 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An official says a Mexican national who has been living in the San Antonio area for decades under a stolen identity voted regularly during that time, including in the 2016 election. Sixty-three-year-old Enrique Salazar Ortiz pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges including...
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President Donald Trump acknowledges Defense Secretary Jim Mattis during a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 26, 2018 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administrations plan to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10:42 a.m. A U.S. official says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has directed the military to work out details of a troop deployment to the southern border that could number 800 or...
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This Oct. 23, 2018 photo shows Regina Ferrell, a fourth grade teacher in Panama City, standing in front of her damaged condo building in Panama City, Fla. Since Hurricane Michael swept through the area, many teachers like Ferrell are sleeping in half-destroyed homes, living in cars or staying in their classrooms. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
October 26, 2018 - 10:47 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after Hurricane Michael. The board wants to reopen the county's schools — the ones that weren't...
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October 26, 2018 - 2:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt. The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days, as well as a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to prayer...
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October 26, 2018 - 2:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — A knife-wielding assailant injured 14 children at a kindergarten in the western Chinese city of Chongqing on Friday morning, police reported. The attacker, a 39-year-old woman, was taken in custody and no motive for the assault was immediately publicized. The report posted on the...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 image, Ana Delia Soto Duarte, who seeks asylum in the United States from her home in Guerrero, Mexico, waits in hopes of hearing her number called to cross the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The first obstacle that migrants in a giant caravan may face if they reach the U.S. border is a long wait in Mexico. To enter through San Diego, the wait in Mexico is a month or longer, spawning an unusual numbering system. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 25, 2018 - 10:41 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A woman arrived just after sunrise at the Mexican entrance to the busiest border crossing into the U.S. and was quickly surrounded by nearly 100 migrants. She opened a tattered, hardcover notebook bound with silver duct tape and began shouting out numbers from a handwritten...
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