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Nonprofits Help Fund Immigrants’ Legal Fights on Deportation

As the number of immigrants seeking court permission to avoid deportation grows, foundations in Los Angeles ...
Students at McLean High School in McLean, Va., walk out of classes Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on district policies for transgender students that would roll back some accommodations. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican ...
Kole Jones, great grandson of Lydia Gerard

Civil Rights Law Targets ‘Cancer Alley’ Discrimination

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to ...
Lori Matsumura visits the cemetery

San Diego Apologizes for Support of WWII Detention Camps

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego City Council rescinded a resolution it passed 80 years ...
Yurok tribal members lead a redwood canoe tour on the lower Klamath River

California, Tribal Leaders Announce New Tourism Initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a state with the second-most federally recognized Indigenous tribes in the ...
A man holds a sign

US Data Reveals Racial Gaps in Monkeypox Vaccinations

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — With monkeypox cases subsiding in Europe and parts of North America, many ...
People rally in support of abortion rights

Planned Parenthood Maps Strategy to Protect Abortion Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Planned Parenthood leaders from 24 states gathered in California's capital Friday to ...
Texas State Trooper

Uvalde Students Go Back to School for 1st Time Since Attack

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gilbert Mata woke up excited Tuesday for the first day of school ...
Protesters

Rape, incest exceptions out of South Carolina abortion bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Senate committee voted Tuesday to remove exceptions for rape ...
Juliana Macedo do Nascimento

No Longer Young, ‘Dreamers’ Uneasily Watch a Legal Challenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Juliana Macedo do Nascimento signed up for an Obama-era program to ...
Monica Eberhart talks on her phone

Women Race Political Clock, Cross State Lines for Abortions

DAYTON, OHIO (AP) — In the dim light of a clinic ultrasound room, Monica Eberhart reclines ...
monkeypox vaccine

US Data Reveals Racial Gaps in Monkeypox Vaccinations

The Biden administration said Friday there's enough monkeypox vaccine available now but health officials say the ...
FILE - President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 10, 2022, in Washington. Biden is set to announce $10,000 federal student loan cancellation on Aug. 24, for many, extend repayment pause for others. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Big Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Announced by Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his long-awaited plan to deliver on a ...
Lindsey West

Minneapolis Teacher Contract Race Language Ignites Firestorm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minneapolis teachers settled a 14-day strike in March, they celebrated a groundbreaking ...
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Are Family Outings No Longer Affordable?

Having fun has never been more expensive ...
descendants of enslaved people

Lag in Slavery Reparations From US Jesuits Irks Descendants

Last year, the U.S. branch of the Jesuits pledged to raise $100 million for a reconciliation ...
Allie Utley, left, and Jae Moyer, center, of Overland Park, Kan., reacts during a primary watch party

Kansas Abortion Vote Shows Limits of GOP’s Strength

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift ...
Black Lives Matter protest

Two Years On, Foundations Stand by Issuing Bonds in Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Ford Foundation took the unprecedented step in June 2020 of ...
Jennifer Montalto

Parkland Jurors Hear 3rd Day of Heartbreaking Testimony

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Girl Scout and avid reader. A trombone player who loved ...
Aaliyah Floyd, 10, right, selects school supplies with volunteer Cindy Blomquist

Inflation Weighs on Back-to-School Buying for Many Families

NEW YORK (AP) — To understand the impact of surging inflation on this year's back-to-school spending, ...
Viktor Mariukha

Some Flee Eastern Ukraine, Others Defy Govt Order to Leave

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Maryna Havrysh struggled to hold back her tears as she helped a ...
Rebecca Cerese

Medicaid Expansion Breakthrough Within Reach in N. Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now ...
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp

Georgia Teachers Get $125 More for Supplies From Federal Aid

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is using federal COVID-19 relief money to give ...
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Abortion Foes Downplay Complex Post-Roe v. Wade Realities

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a 10-year-old Ohio girl traveled to Indiana last month to end a ...
Gerald Antoine, center, First Nations NWT Regional Chief

Vatican Says They’re Gifts; Indigenous Groups Want Them Back

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks ...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom

New California Gun Control Law Mimics Texas Abortion Measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California punched back Friday against two recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions ...
Parents and family of students hold protest signs during a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District where parents addressed the shootings at Robb Elementary School, Monday, July 18, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Frequent Lockdowns May Have Contributed to Uvalde Tragedy

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Teachers and students at Robb Elementary School knew the safety protocols when ...
Marty Jackson, director of the SE Network

Gun Violence Leads Community Groups to Take Bolder Action

SEATTLE (AP) — Dominique Davis was inside a Seattle-area church one day in March 2021 when ...
Taylor Garcia smiles as she looks at photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge

Some Schools Build Affordable Housing to Retain Teachers

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area high school teacher Lisa Raskin moved out ...
a group prays during a small ceremony

Descendants of Possible Tulsa Massacre Victims Can Give DNA

People who believe they are descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can now ...
Michigan 36th District Court Chief Judge William McConico

Detroit Cash Bail Reforms to Strike at Racial Inequality

Michigan's largest district court and bail reform advocates agreed Tuesday to settle a federal class-action lawsuit ...
Eric Beamon, HOPE coordinator with MagCor

Dire US Labor Shortage Provides Opportunity for Ex-Prisoners

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Antonio McGowan left the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman after serving ...
A poster greets women entering the abortion operating room at Hope Medical Group for Women

‘Fighting for One Day’: Louisiana Abortion Clinic Still Open

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Fielding a call from a woman seeking an abortion, the director of ...
Swiss President Ignazio Cassis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, left, speaks next to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during the closing plenary of the Ukraine Recovery Conference URC, Tuesday, on July 5, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. The URC is organised to initiate the political process for the recovery of Ukraine after the attack of Russia to its territory. (Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)

US Seeks Focus on ‘Urgent’ Needs of Ukraine at Swiss Meeting

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat on Tuesday urged allies of Ukraine to help ...
Astrid Cardona kisses her mother Ufemia Tomas

A Migrant Survivor of the Trailer: ‘They Couldn’t Breathe’

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The advice of a friend to stay near the door of a ...
President Abraham Lincoln

The Long, Ongoing Debate Over ‘All Men Are Created Equal’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Jennings is CEO of the Lambda Legal organization, a prominent advocate ...
An abortion-rights activists holds a sign reading "I am not Ovary-Acting," during the protests outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status After Abortion Ruling

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status ...
A student lunch of homemade pizza and caesar salad

Families Brace for Changes to Pandemic-Era Free School Meals

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate ...
Participants cheer during the 51st Chicago Pride Parade in Chicago, Sunday, June 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Durr)

Pride Parades March on With New Urgency Across US

NEW YORK (AP) — Pride parades kicked off in New York City and around the country ...
protest against the decision to scrap constitutional right to abortion, in London,

US Abortion Ruling Sparks Global Debate, Polarizes Activists

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United ...