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Some see age-old playbook in new Tennessee protest law

by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee now leads the nation in criminalizing common protest tactics, with penalties including the denial of voting rights for pitching a tent on the Capitol grounds. But outrage over racial injustice isn’t going away, and civil rights advocates...

2 shootings, 2 days, 2 miles: US inequality microcosm bared

by Jennifer Peltz and Russell Contreras --  KENOSHA, Wis. — A Black man, accosted by police on a domestic dispute call, is left with bullet wounds in his back that will likely keep him from ever walking again. A white 17-year-old, rifle in hand, strolls...

I prepare aspiring teachers to educate kids of color – here’s how I help them root out their own biases

by Lasana D. Kazembe -- AP Conversation -- I’m a professor who has spent the last 10 years preparing new teachers to enter the workforce. I also study how race, culture and power influence education and childhood development at a time when more than half...

Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations

by Aaron Morrison, Kat Stafford and Ashraf Khalil --  WASHINGTON — Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates began highlighting the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a...

Vigilante calls on social media before deadly Kenosha attack

Repeated calls for armed vigilantes to travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to protect businesses following the police shooting of Jacob Blake spread across social media in the hours before two people were shot to death and a third was wounded during a third night of...

GOP Convention takeaways: Pence pounces while crises swirl

by Jonathan Lemire and Steve Peoples -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans proceeded with the third night of their national convention, but many Americans — particularly those in the path of Hurricane Laura — were focused on more immediate concerns. Takeaways: PENCE TAKES ON ATTACK ROLE The attack role...

Judge orders Tennessee to mention virus on mail voting form

by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — A judge has ordered Tennessee election officials to clearly communicate on absentee ballot applications that people can vote by mail if they believe they or someone in their care face a higher risk of COVID-19. State officials promised the Tennessee...

Suspect arrested after 2 are killed at Kenosha protest

by Mike Householder and Scott Bauer -- KENOSHA, Wis. — Illinois police arrested a juvenile Wednesday after two people were shot to death in a possible vigilante attack during a Black lives matter protest in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob...

Takeaways from GOP convention: Power, positivity and policy

by Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire -- WASHINGTON — The second day of the Republican National Convention started with a decidedly different, more positive tone, with an emphasis on Americans who say have they benefited from President Donald Trump’s policies. Here are some takeaways from the...

Kenosha protesters, police clash again after Black man shot

by Mike Householder and Tammy Webber -- KENOSHA, Wis. — Anger over the shooting of a Black man by police spilled into the streets of Kenosha for a second night Monday, with police again firing tear gas at hundreds of protesters who defied a curfew,...
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