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Harris brings Baptist, interfaith roots to Democratic ticket Harris brings Baptist, interfaith roots to Democratic ticket 08/11/2020 08:46pm • Kamala Harris, tapped on Tuesday as Joe Biden’s running mate, attended services at both a Black Baptist church and a Hindu temple growing up – an interfaith background that reflects her historic status as the first Black woman and woman of South Asian descent on a major-party presidential ticket Texas court holds jury trial in traffic crime case over Zoom Texas court holds jury trial in traffic crime case over Zoom 08/11/2020 05:38pm • DALLAS (AP) — The jurors appeared on screen from their living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. Juror 11 took notes as a sheriff’s deputy testified about giving a speeding ticket. Juror 18 occasionally looked away as a white cat scampered across her couch. They gathered on a video conference cal Colombia sanctions 5 soldiers in murder of ex-guerrilla 08/11/2020 04:43pm • BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities are taking disciplinary action against five soldiers for their roles in the violent death of a former guerrilla whose murder has become one of the most notorious crimes during the nation’s peace process. The attorney general’s office announced Tues Maryland high school posts message of unity after racist graffiti found Maryland high school posts message of unity after racist graffiti found 08/11/2020 01:35pm • [caption id="attachment_21339619" align="aligncenter" width="1316"] Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Maryland, posted a photo of the words "no hate here" written in football jerseys and helmets on the football field at the school. (Courtesy Calvert High School)[/caption] After a Calvert C Constraints gone, GOP ramps up effort to monitor voting Constraints gone, GOP ramps up effort to monitor voting 08/11/2020 12:28pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the state of Pennsylvania has had strict rules about who can stand in polling stations and challenge the eligibility of voters. The restrictions are meant to limit the use of “poll monitors” long sent by both parties to look out for voting mishaps but at times used Navajo Nation president asks Trump to commute death sentence Navajo Nation president asks Trump to commute death sentence 08/11/2020 12:04pm • PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a Navajo man convicted in the 2001 killing of a fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter. Nez cited the tribe’s longstanding opposition to the death penalty in a Jul A week after blast, Beirut pauses to remember the dead A week after blast, Beirut pauses to remember the dead 08/11/2020 10:18am • BEIRUT (AP) — The shattered city of Beirut on Tuesday marked a week since the catastrophic explosion that killed at least 171 people, injured thousands and plunged Lebanon into a deeper political crisis. Thousands of people marched near the devastated port, remembering those who died in the most d Va. AG Herring prioritizes mandatory bodycams, ban on rehiring bad officers Va. AG Herring prioritizes mandatory bodycams, ban on rehiring bad officers 08/11/2020 05:38am • Virginia Attorney Gen. Mark Herring is pressuring state lawmakers to mandate body-worn cameras on all law enforcement officers, and to ban the rehiring of officers who were fired or resigned for misconduct. Herring has laid out his priorities for criminal justice and policing reforms ahead of the Hate crime victim arrested at protest won't be prosecuted Hate crime victim arrested at protest won't be prosecuted 08/10/2020 03:47pm • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Black woman who became a leading activist in the Black Lives Matter movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago won't be charged after her arrest early Monday fueled anger among protest leaders in Portland, Oregon, authorities said. Demetria Hes Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King’ star husband Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King’ star husband 08/10/2020 02:09pm • ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and who appeared on the hit TV series “Tiger King,” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information to help solve the case. Attorney John Phillips held a news conference in Tampa Monday and Algerian reporter sentenced to 3 years over protest coverage Algerian reporter sentenced to 3 years over protest coverage 08/10/2020 11:30am • ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian journalist who played a prominent role in covering the country's pro-democracy movement last year was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for inciting unauthorized demonstrations and attacking national unity. Dozens of journalists and activists in the Hira Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up peace talks Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up peace talks 08/09/2020 06:29am • KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A traditional Afghan council concluded Sunday with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the way for an early start to negotiations between Afghanistan's warring sides. The declaration calls for an immediate start to negotiations and a cease-f Protesters decry government's anti-LGBT attitudes in Poland Protesters decry government's anti-LGBT attitudes in Poland 08/08/2020 01:43pm • WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters. “You will not lock all of us up!” people chanted at a protest in Warsaw that drew thousands of mo Priest, a seminary rector, slain in El Salvador 08/08/2020 11:15am • SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been shot to death along a road in El Salvador and church authorities on Saturday called for investigation of the slaying. The church celebrated a Mass on Saturday for the Rev. Ricardo Antonio Cortez, who was rector at the seminary named Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks 08/08/2020 08:03am • WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival. When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he'd taken a cognitive test, Biden responded that the qu
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