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A sign for a tribal council candidate

Voting by Mail Isn’t So Easy on Native American Reservations

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business ...
a house during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco

Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from ...
16 year old study at the family library in Calabar, Nigeria

Foreign Students Show Less Zeal for US Since Trump Took Over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India's tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the ...
a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, sits for a portrait

400 Years on, Mayflower’s Legacy Includes Pride, Prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America's ...
Santa Claus waves during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Santa Claus Won’t be Coming to Macy’s This Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New ...
bridal models holding hands

Francis Becomes 1st Pope to Endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments ...
xmas Tree farm

Rethinking the Holidays: Traditions, Change Are on the Table

Nina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always ...
A woman dances in the studio

Wave of ‘Nutcracker’ Cancellations Hits Dance Companies Hard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For many, it's not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, ...
leads a tour group in the empty plaza

With Americans Anxious to Go Out, Walking Tours Pick Up Pace

CINCINNATI (AP) — With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide ...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Governor Calls for Protecting 30% of State Land

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a ...
the cast of "Sesame Street."

‘Speak Up!’ — ‘Sesame Street’ Tackles Racism in TV Special

NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of ...
Poster with WDSE logo

INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
demonstration of a socially-distanced classroom

S Carolina Teachers Stay Home to Advocate for Pay, Safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for ...
Two Terrorists walking in front of peaceful protestors

Lawsuit Asks Court to Force Facebook to Ban Militia Posts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Facebook can't be trusted to enforce its ban on violent rhetoric in ...
worker adjusts a banner

Alabama Archives Faces its Legacy as Confederate ‘Attic’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time ...
The Lower Eastside Girls Club

Ginsburg’s Impact on Women Spanned Age Groups, Backgrounds

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, ...
"Lion Attacking a Dromedary"

Dramatic Diorama Raises Ethical Issues for Pittsburgh Museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for ...
firefighters

‘Nothing Left in the Bucket’: Wildfire Resources Run Thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days ...
Michele Watley, founder of Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet

States Face Pressure to Ban Race-Based Hairstyle Prejudice

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of states are facing pressure to ban race-based ...
Permafrost Bear

Perfectly Preserved Ice Age Cave Bear Found in Arctic Russia

Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice ...
Ca Fire

Officials Battle Online Misinformation Along with Wildfires

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires ...
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Team at at KLCS studios

Preview: The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles – Ben Donenberg, Wendy Garen and Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony, Youth and Education Program Consultant of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, discusses uniting ...
Jane Fraser

Jane Fraser to Become Citi CEO; 1st Woman to Lead Major Bank

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup's Jane Fraser will become the first woman to ever lead a ...
Man wearing a VR headset

German Study Highlights Carbon Footprint of Video Streaming

BERLIN (AP) — Streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending ...
activist and rapper Genesis Be

Rapper Genesis Be’s Long Battle Versus the Confederate Flag

NEW YORK (AP) — The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New ...
Child poses as Black Panther

Boseman Honored as Hometown Hero in Native South Carolina

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Chadwick Boseman was remembered as a hometown hero who brought a sense ...
Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin visits with her 11 day-old baby

Ex-NC Rep. Goodwin, Who Made History with Childbirth, Dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin, who was the state's first ...
Drag queen with food

Meals on Heels: San Francisco Drag Queens Deliver Amid Virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These divas deliver ...
dozens of protestors demonstrating

Feds Want Deal with North Dakota Over Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate ...
Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman’s Death Leaves Saddening Mark on Rough 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant. Rep. John Lewis. And now, Chadwick Boseman ...
comics for sale

Fans Hope Marvel Comic Book Improves Native Representation

Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist ...
Trucks sit idle on highway

Top Brazil Official Says No Halt to Amazon Protections

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's environment ministry said it will continue operations to curb deforestation and ...
Mother teaching her child about art

As The Coronavirus Upends Schools, Experts Say Don’t Forget The Arts

For some parents and schools, education amid a pandemic will mean a focus on reading, writing ...
Employees at the Museum of Modern Art

Face Masks Amid The Art: New York City’s Museums to Reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — When the iconic T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History ...
the finalized design concept for the Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary

Design Unveiled for Memorial to Enslaved at William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A finalized design concept has been unveiled for the Memorial to the ...
A statue of Stephen Douglas

Douglas’ Statue to be Removed from Illinois Capitol Lawn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A statue of Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois whose national ...
Man stands in front of a statue

Museum Says Displaying Confederate Statue Part of Healing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its ...
1913 photo made available by the Library of Congress

Suffrage Anniversary Commemorations Highlight Racial Divide

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, many event ...
mOp-Ed: Praying While Helping God Keeps Us Healthy

mOp-Ed: Praying While Helping God Keeps Us Healthy

Facebook and other social media platforms sell their ability to direct our eyes to content. These ...
Man stands in ruins

Blast Destroyed Landmark 19th Century Palace in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, ...