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Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 03, 2020 - 12:02 am
The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Gavin Grimm, who has become a national face for transgender students, speaks during a news conference held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va. A federal appeals court is hearing arguments Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the case of Grimm who sued a Virginia school board after he was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms at his high school. A judge ruled last year that the Gloucester County School Board had discriminated against Grimm. (Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP, File)
May 26, 2020 - 11:51 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man who was barred as a student from using the boys' bathrooms at his high school argued that the policy discriminated against him and violated his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020 file photo, Zachary Scott Carothers performs with his rock band "Portugal. The Man" during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in Tacoma, Wash. After the school board at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District in Palmer voted 5-2 to remove five classics including F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” “Joseph Heller’s Catch-22” and Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” the band announced it would buy the books for any student or parent who wanted them. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 01, 2020 - 12:35 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town. After the school board at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District in Palmer voted 5-2 last week to remove five classics including F. Scott...
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Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop speaks during a press conference at the scene of a shooting, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
December 17, 2019 - 7:05 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor on Tuesday said a school board member should quit over comments she made about the shooting at a kosher market referring to Jews as “brutes” and questioning whether the attackers had a point to make in attacking Jews. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop...
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Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop speaks during a press conference at the scene of a shooting, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
December 17, 2019 - 4:27 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor on Tuesday said a school board member should quit over comments she made about the shooting at a kosher market referring to Jews as “brutes” and questioning whether the attackers had a point to make in attacking Jews. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop...
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Teresa Knapp Gordon, president of the Little Rock Education Association, speaks at a news conference outside Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday, November 11, 2019. Gordon announced the association's members will strike for one day in response to the state stripping the union of its collective bargaining power and over Arkansas' control of the Little Rock School District. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)
November 11, 2019 - 4:31 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday...
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Teresa Knapp Gordon, president of the Little Rock Education Association, speaks at a news conference outside Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday, November 11, 2019. Gordon announced the association's members will strike for one day in response to the state stripping the union of its collective bargaining power and over Arkansas' control of the Little Rock School District. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)
November 11, 2019 - 1:44 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday...
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Mayor-elect Regina Romero leads the crowd of well-wishers in a "Is se puede" chant following the announcement of her win during an election night party at Hotel Congress, Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2019. Romero, the daughter of farmworkers, is the city’s first Latina mayor in the city’s history. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 11:23 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II. From Arizona to Massachusetts,...
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Mayor-elect Regina Romero leads the crowd of well-wishers in a "Is se puede" chant following the announcement of her win during an election night party at Hotel Congress, Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2019. Romero, the daughter of farmworkers, is the city’s first Latina mayor in the city’s history. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 11:22 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history across the U.S. by winning mayoral races and school board seats in places where their families were once ignored or prevented from voting. From Arizona to Massachusetts, the gains highlight the ongoing demographic changes in the nation but also...
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 7:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that has barred students from classrooms for nine days. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the Chicago Teachers Union's bargaining...
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