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APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future
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APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence. Derrick Johnson, 49, of Jackson, Mississippi, was hired as the NAACP’s 19th president and CEO after having served as interim leader since July and previously as vice chairman of the […]
Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appeal
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Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appeal

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias’ case remains a headache for Arizona’s court system long after her murder trial had spectators lining up for seats, attorneys squabbling in court and two different juries deadlocking on whether she deserved the death penalty. Problems compiling trial transcripts have delayed Arias’ appeal of her first-degree murder conviction by about […]
Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle
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Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety. As the danger drew closer, grape pickers spread word of the threat and helped […]
Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight
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Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners filled a church in Florida on Saturday to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman. The widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson held the arm of an Army officer as she led her […]
Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database
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Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green CHICAGO (AP) — Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression. The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is aimed at cleaning voter records and preventing voter fraud. States voluntarily provide their voter lists and […]
Funeral set for soldier at center of Trump fight
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Funeral set for soldier at center of Trump fight

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners are expected to pack a church Saturday to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman. Family, friends and neighbors of Sgt. La David T. Johnson will attend his funeral service at a suburban Fort […]
Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns
6 hours ago
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Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws, a poll finds. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favors tighter laws as they have for several years, […]
Questions and answers on proposed ban on lap
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Questions and answers on proposed ban on lap

WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting […]