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Gregory Bush is led into a courtroom for an arraignment on murder charges in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Bush is charged with fatally shooting two African American shoppers at a grocery store in October. Federal official are investigating whether Bush committed a hate crime. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
November 15, 2018 - 5:43 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes in the killings of two African-Americans at a grocery store last month in Kentucky. A federal grand jury in Louisville returned three hate crime charges against 51-year-old Gregory Bush on Thursday...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 15, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday promised to try to speed up payments to thousands of veterans after delays caused by information technology problems. "We are working diligently to minimize these delays affecting GI Bill students," said Paul Lawrence, VA's...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the Family Online Safety Institute annual conference in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 15, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she's OK with the criticism and ridicule she has received for tackling online bullying and remains committed to the issue because "it will provide a better world for our children." The first lady told attendees Thursday at an annual online safety conference to...
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Alyssa Shepherd leaves the Fulton County Courthouse after her initial court appearance on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Rochester, Ind. Shepherd is accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus. (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 4:47 pm
ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The father of one of three Indiana children who were struck and killed by a pickup truck as they crossed a road to board a school bus said Thursday that threats against the driver and her family won't bring justice for his daughter or help those she left behind. Michael Stahl...
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Lori Alhadeff, the mother of shooting victim Alyssa watches videos from the school shooting during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
November 15, 2018 - 3:14 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The then-sheriff's deputy who was on campus during the Florida high school massacre but didn't confront the shooter declined to testify Thursday before a state commission investigating it. Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson failed to appear before the Marjory...
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Ronald Vitiello, the nominee to become assistant secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 15, 2018 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the morale of his agency's employees suffers because of the bitter political climate. But Ron Vitiello is also apologizing for sending a Tweet that said the Democratic party should be renamed the "NeoKlanist" party...
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Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti pauses during a press conference at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Italian Catholic bishops are vowing a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed the Vatican and much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it has long been ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops' conference, announced the creation of a new Italian advisory group of lay and religious experts at the close of the bishops general assembly Thursday. The new national service is designed to help Italian dioceses educate personnel in child protection and help bishops investigate claims of abuse. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 15, 2018 - 11:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the Catholic world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the...
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In this Sept. 15, 2018 photo, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, poses for photographers at the HRC's National Dinner in Washington. Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 15, 2018 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, is stepping down as the organization's president. Griffin's announcement follows a midterm election in which the organization invested heavily in Democratic...
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November 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country. Ulla Tornaes, Denmark's minister for development cooperation, said on Twitter she is "deeply concerned" by...
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This September 2018 photo provided by Nerdwallet, Urban Adams and his daughter pose for a photo in Canton, N.Y. Sofie considered several schools before taking an academic scholarship and an offer to play this fall for St. Lawrence University, a 2,500-student private college in upstate New York with a study abroad program. (Urban Adams/NerdWallet via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 10:06 am
A four-year journey to decide where to go to college ended for Sofie Adams when a college recruiter approached her after a softball game and asked, "Do you want to study abroad?" "No one else had asked me that, and yes — I really do want to get overseas," says Adams, 18, who considered several...
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