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Trump approves commission to honor Frederick Douglass

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation to create a commission to plan celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, the prominent black abolitionist he insinuated was still alive earlier this year. The Republican announced on Thursday that the...

Black Lives Matter founder urges Australians to fight racism

By TREVOR MARSHALLSEA, Associated Press SYDNEY — A Black Lives Matter co-founder called on Australians to make a courageous stand and heal the nation's racial problems and said Wednesday the U.S.-based movement was committed to the global struggle of the black race and solidarity with Australia's...

Poll: White millennials split on whether Trump is racist

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON — White millennials are divided on whether they think President Donald Trump is racist, an opinion held by overwhelming majorities of their minority counterparts, a new poll revealed Tuesday. And while all millennials agree that African-Americans experience the most racial...

Former lawmaker announces bid for Tennessee US Senate seat

NASHVILLE —  A former congressman from Tennessee is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, a gospel-singing farmer from the rural western Tennessee community of Frog Jump, announced his bid in a statement to media...

Soldier’s widow angry Trump didn’t know her husband’s name

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a fallen soldier criticized President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name. Trump quickly responded on Twitter that...

Grizzlies defeat Pelicans 103-91 in Tony Allen’s return to Memphis

By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley is expected to be a scoring leader for Memphis. Seems like he might get some help from rookie Dillon Brooks. Conley scored 27 points, Brooks added 19 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans...

Last Kerner Commission member haunted, hopeful on race in US

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America's cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted. But former...

Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies; court challenges likely to follow

WASHINGTON — A coalition of state attorneys general vowed to file suit Friday to try to block President Donald Trump from stopping billions of dollars in "Obamacare" subsidies for consumers. The office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (hahv-YEHR' beh-SEH'-rah) says the federal suit will...

Trump lashes ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ as senators call for calm

By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as "Liddle' Bob Corker" on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who's dubbed the White House an "adult day care center" and charged that Trump could...

Events mark centennial of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi-born civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is being commemorated Friday on what would have been her 100th birthday. Community gatherings are being held in her hometown of Ruleville, where a larger-than-life statue of her was dedicated...