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A woman holds a candle and a flower during a vigil outside Monterey Park City Hall, blocks from the Star Ballroom Dance Studio, late Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Monterey Park, Calif. A gunman killed multiple people at the ballroom dance studio late Saturday amid Lunar New Year's celebrations in the predominantly Asian American community. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Monterey Park, an Asian Cultural Hub, Shaken by Shooting

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — For decades, Monterey Park has been a haven for Asian immigrants ...
Tennessee

Before HIV Grant Cut, Tenn. Tried to Oust Planned Parenthood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee health officials attempted to oust Planned Parenthood from a program ...
Nurses shout slogans during a nursing strike outside Mount Sinai Hospital

Nurses Strike for 2nd Day at Two Big NYC Hospitals

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on questions involving ...
An exhibitor demonstrates the OneThird avocado

CES 2023: Startups Aim to Reduce Global Food Waste

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Avocados can be tricky. Their ripeness window is so narrow that a ...
A bathtub ring of light minerals shows the high water line of Lake Mead

Biden Signs Water Bills Benefiting 3 Tribes in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Native American tribe that has one of the largest and most ...
Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his newly-named Minister of Indigenous Peoples Sonia Guajajara,

Brazil Will Have First Indigenous Woman Chief for Key Post

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Thursday that Sônia ...
Leola One Feather, left, of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, observes as John Willis photographs Native American artifacts

Law Protects Export of Sacred Native American Items from US

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect ...
Clave, Monument for Slavery, by Alex da Silva, is seen in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dutch Leader Apologizes for Netherlands’ Role in Slave Trade

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte apologized Monday on behalf of his ...
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Education Bill, Transgender Athlete Ban Die in House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest proposal to give Ohio's governor more power overseeing K-12 education ...
Sean Fisher, one of the student coordinators for QPLUS,

LGBTQ Students Wrestle with Tensions at Christian Colleges

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — As monks chanted evening prayers in the dimly lit Saint John's University ...
Amanda Kirkbird of Colorado Springs, Colo., leaves flowers at a makeshift display of bouquets of flowers on a corner near the site of a mass shooting at a gay bar Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Some Say Gay Club Shooting Was ‘Desecration’ of Safe Space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In the mostly conservative city of Colorado Springs, Club Q has ...
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger volunteers distribute food at a center in El Paso, Texas

MacKenzie Scott Donations Avoided Feared Pitfalls: New Study

MacKenzie Scott's big gifts have been a boon to the charities who received them, and widespread ...
A sign stands at the entrance to Calhoun Square

Georgia City Strips 170-Year-Old Honor from Slavery Advocate

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of Georgia's oldest city voted Thursday to strip the name of ...
Abortion-rights activist

Like US, Mexico Faces a State-By-State Divide Over Abortion

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Differences over abortion have pitted one large batch of U.S. states against ...
Ken Westphal, center, an officer with the Lacey Police Dept.

States Struggle With Pushback After Wave of Policing Reforms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of ...
a tuberculosis patient

WHO: Tuberculosis Cases Rise for the First Time in Years

GENEVA (AP) — The number of people infected with tuberculosis, including the kind resistant to drugs, ...
families and staff at Mi Casa Es Tu Casa in Austin, Texas.

Philanthropy Pours More Money Into Advancing Latino Wealth

Juan Hernandez III, CEO of a nonprofit lending fund, has made about 17 loans to Latino ...
Pamela Jackson-Walters stands outside her home

Poor, Less White US Neighborhoods Get Worst Internet Deals

A couple of years into the pandemic, Shirley Neville had finally had enough of her shoddy ...
Immigration demonstrators

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 ...
Photo by Momentos Reales: https://www.pexels.com/photo/girl-riding-carousel-2181192/

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 ...