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January 15, 2018 - 9:10 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers are...
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January 14, 2018 - 2:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is being celebrated in New York's capital. A free public program is being held Monday morning in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, near the state Capitol, featuring a performance by Grammy and Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday. Speakers...
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FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower in New York. King III, met with Trump on the last King holiday, four days before Trump took office. He spoke to the then-president-elect about the importance of voting rights — only to see Trump establish a now-defunct commission to investigate voter fraud, which some saw as a move to intimidate minority voters. "I would like to believe that the president's intentions are not to be divisive, but much of what he says seems or feels to be divisive," King III told AP in an interview. "It would be wonderful to have a president who talked about bringing America together and exhibited that, who was involved in doing a social project ... that would show humility." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 13, 2018 - 12:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated...
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In this June 2, 2016 photo, Heidi Lilley speaks about her arrest the previous week, for going topless at Weirs Beach in Laconia, N.H. The state Supreme Court is expected to hear a case as early as January 2018 that could settle the debate over whether women should be allowed to go topless in New Hampshire. The case pertains to Lilley and two other women who were ticketed over the 2016 Memorial Day weekend at Weirs Beach. (Geoff Forester/Concord Monitor via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 11:11 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the state's highest court. Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro were ticketed in 2016 in...
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In this June 2, 2016 photo, Heidi Lilley speaks about her arrest the previous week, for going topless at Weirs Beach in Laconia, N.H. The state Supreme Court is expected to hear a case as early as January 2018 that could settle the debate over whether women should be allowed to go topless in New Hampshire. The case pertains to Lilley and two other women who were ticketed over the 2016 Memorial Day weekend at Weirs Beach. (Geoff Forester/Concord Monitor via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 11:08 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three women part of the Free the Nipple campaign who were ticketed for going topless at a New Hampshire beach are taking their fight to the state's highest court. Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro are challenging an ordinance in the city of Laconia prohibiting public...
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FILE In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )
January 12, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade during the holiday season, a sign of burgeoning economic strength. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent in December, the Commerce Department said Friday, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Spending for the...
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FILE In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )
January 12, 2018 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers shopped at stores and online outlets at a solid pace in December, closing out a healthy holiday season for retailers. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Retail sales rose 4.2...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers shopped at stores and online outlets at a solid pace in December, closing out a healthy holiday season for retailers. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Last year, retail sales...
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Alex Broumand of the Montecito Fire Department walks in mud in front of homes damaged from storms in Montecito, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this wealthy coastal town. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 12, 2018 - 5:25 am
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died with his wife of more than 50 years, Alice. The youngest, 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, was one of four children killed. As their names and...
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January 11, 2018 - 9:59 am
YORK, Maine (AP) — Beachgoers in Maine have caught an unusual sight — an ice skater's blades gliding over frozen sand and surf. Grant Long celebrated his 18th birthday Saturday by skating on the newfound patch of ice after record-low temperatures caused Long Sands Beach to freeze over. Long's...
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