Race and ethnicity

Members of a Roma family leave after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican Basilica of St. John Lateran, in Rome, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Angry protesters on Wednesday insulted the mayor of Rome for providing a home for a 14-person Roma family in the city's Casal Bruciato neighborhood. The protest follows other recent cases of verbal abuse and violence against the minority as municipal authorities sought to place them in public housing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 09, 2019 - 4:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met and prayed Thursday with hundreds of people from Europe's Roma and Sinti communities, telling them he suffers when he reads about abuse and prejudice directed at the minority groups. Francis' meeting came a day after protesters insulted the mayor of Rome for...
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May 09, 2019 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a disciplinary trial to begin next week for the white New York City police officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality. Judge...
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Electoral commission agents start counting the votes in Wednesday May 8, 2019 general elections in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africans voted Wednesday in a national election that pits President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress against top opposition parties Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters, 25 years after the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 08, 2019 - 5:24 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with signs of a relatively low turnout and voters saying they were disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. Despite the demise of apartheid 25 years ago, South Africa remains divided by...
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CORRECTS YEAR OF CASE TO 2016, NOT 2017 - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 photo, Cash Spencer poses for a photo in Portland, Ore. Spencer was a dissenting juror in a sodomy case in the 2016 conviction of Olan Williams. Oregon is the last state to allow split juries in criminal cases. Just ten of twelve jurors need agree for a guilty verdict. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
May 08, 2019 - 2:59 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a jury convicted an Oregon man of having sex with a passed-out partygoer, one of the jurors left the courthouse and wept. Cash Spencer and three other jurors believed the defendant was innocent, but after a lunch break, one changed her mind. Hours later, another changed...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 28, 2019 file photo, a San Diego county sheriff's deputy stands in front of the Poway Chabad Synagogue in Poway, Calif. The gunman who attacked the synagogue last week fired his semi-automatic rifle at Passover worshippers after walking through the front entrance that synagogue leaders identified last year as needing improved security. The synagogue applied for a federal grant to better protect that area. The money, $150,000, was approved in September but only arrived in late March. "Obviously we did not have a chance to start using the funds yet," Rabbi Scimcha Backman told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 08, 2019 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has more than 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism across the country, and the threat continues to grow, top counterterrorism officials said Wednesday. FBI, Justice Department and Homeland Security officials gave testimony before a congressional committee on...
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President Cyril Ramaphosa greets supporters after casting his vote at the Hitekani Primary School in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa Wednesday, May 8, 2019. South Africans are voting Wednesday in a national election that pits President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress against top opposition parties Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters, 25 years after the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 08, 2019 - 9:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with early signs of a relatively low turnout, as voters say they are disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. It is 25 years since the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the...
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File - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Thursday said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate...
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President Cyril Ramaphosa casts his vote at the Hitekani Primary School in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa Wednesday, May 8, 2019. South Africans are voting Wednesday in a national election that pits President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress against top opposition parties Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters, 25 years after the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 08, 2019 - 7:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with early signs of a relatively low turnout, as voters say they are disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. It is 25 years since the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the...
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Elderly voters queue to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections, near Durban, South Africa on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment. It is 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by economic inequality. (AP Photo/Mlungisi Mbele)
May 08, 2019 - 6:28 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's elections (all times local): 12:25 p.m. South Africa's president has voted in the national election. President Cyril Ramaphosa tells reporters that he is "truly humbled" by the turnout. He says South Africans want to see a country that is working and...
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Elderly voters queue to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections, near Durban, South Africa on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment. It is 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by economic inequality. (AP Photo/Mlungisi Mbele)
May 08, 2019 - 6:04 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's elections (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema has voted in South Africa's election in his home area of Seshego, part of Polokwane in northern Limpopo province. Speaking after casting his ballot, Malema said he...
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