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Democrat Ilhan Omar holds up a newspaper after she was interviewed by The Associated Press Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in Tuesday's election. She will be the first Somali American to serve in Congress and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 07, 2018 - 6:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fresh off of becoming the first Somali-American elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that she's still enjoying being known for her firsts. In 2016 the one-time refugee became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S. when she won a seat in the...
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Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 07, 2018 - 9:33 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted are still being held, said a church official. "They were brought last night to one of our churches ... near Bamenda (the...
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Uyghurs people demonstrate against China during the Universal Periodic Review of China by the Human Rights Council, on the place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
November 06, 2018 - 11:27 am
GENEVA (AP) — China on Tuesday once again rejected criticism of its treatment of ethnic Muslims, telling the United Nations that accusations of rights abuses from some countries were "politically driven." At a regular U.N. review of the country's human rights record, China characterized the far...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters at a rally, Monday, Nov., 5, 2018, in Richmond Hill, Ga. Republican candidate Brian Kemp and Abrams are locked in a tight race that could head to a runoff if neither wins a majority Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
November 06, 2018 - 7:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now it's time for voters to weigh in how much they're enjoying it. Republicans' across-the-board control of Congress...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters at a rally, Monday, Nov., 5, 2018, in Richmond Hill, Ga. Republican candidate Brian Kemp and Abrams are locked in a tight race that could head to a runoff if neither wins a majority Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
November 06, 2018 - 5:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now it's time for voters to weigh in how much they're enjoying it. Republicans' across-the-board control of Congress...
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Chinese Vice-Foreign Affairs Minister Le Yucheng delivers his speech during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China by Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
November 06, 2018 - 3:42 am
GENEVA (AP) — Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority are demonstrating in Geneva as the U.N.'s top human rights body examines the country's rights record in a regular review. Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch want the Human Rights Council to press Chinese authorities on issues like...
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November 05, 2018 - 4:28 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced in Myanmar to seven years in prison for possession of official documents are appealing the verdict, the news agency said Monday. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on a military-led brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya...
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In this Oct. 25, 2018, photo Aura Wharton-Beck, left, an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas and a graduate of the school, clasps hands with Kevyn Perkins, center, during a moment of silence before a protest in the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. The protest was in response to a racial slur written on the dorm door of Perkins, a University of St. Thomas freshman, on Oct. 19. At right is St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 3:40 pm
Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: "N----- go back" it said, inked in messy red marker. First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage. And then all he could think about was dropping out, finding a new school, escaping for good. "I thought maybe I don...
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Pittsburgh Police direct traffic as their vehicles close the street adjacent to the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as a curbside Shabbat morning service is held on the street corner in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The service honored the 11 people killed by a gunman, Oct 27, 2018 while worshipping at the Tree of Life Synagogue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 04, 2018 - 1:39 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Jewish nurse who treated the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect says that he saw confusion but not evil in the man's eyes, and that his own actions stemmed from love. "I'm sure he had no idea I was Jewish," registered nurse Ari Mahler wrote in a Facebook post Saturday about...
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