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'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war 'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war 01/28/2020 04:01pm • During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The writer was of mostly white descent, and Gurba felt the book didn't ring true. “I was reading t Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk 01/28/2020 03:46pm • BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard. The collection unve PETA is calling on Punxsutawney Phil to retire and be replaced with an AI groundhog PETA is calling on Punxsutawney Phil to retire and be replaced with an AI groundhog 01/28/2020 03:12pm • [caption id="attachment_20679116" align="aligncenter" width="1930"] PETA is calling on the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club to let Phil retire -- and to be replaced by an animatronic groundhog.[/caption] The robots are coming for Punxsutawney Phil's job, too. People for the Ethical Treatment of Ani Tribute for Kobe Bryant kicks off Super Bowl media night Tribute for Kobe Bryant kicks off Super Bowl media night 01/27/2020 05:41pm • MIAMI (AP) — Chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” broke a moment of a silence that kicked off a more subdued Super Bowl media night. The NFL opened the most hyped week in professional sports with mixed emotions Monday night, one day after retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other Man who shipped gun parts to Swedish Nazis gets 7-plus years 01/27/2020 02:37pm • SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man convicted of gun crimes that included shipping firearm parts to neo-Nazis in Sweden was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison. Hany Veletanlic, a 36-year-old Bosnian citizen who was living in Tulalip, Washington, was convicted after a trial in Fe Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats 01/26/2020 04:48am • It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 20 Kyrie Irving scores 45 points, Nets beat Pistons in OT Kyrie Irving scores 45 points, Nets beat Pistons in OT 01/25/2020 05:44pm • DETROIT (AP) — Kyrie Irving took over, scoring on an array of shots and even over a backboard that was simply in his way. Irving scored 17 of his 45 points in the third quarter to overcome a double-digit deficit and the Brooklyn Nets went on to beat the Detroit Pistons 121-111 in overtime Satur Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros' cheating scam Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros' cheating scam 01/25/2020 02:09pm • LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox, the teams that beat them in 2017 and '18. Despite being eager to focus on the upcoming season, several Dodgers publicly for the first ti Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter 01/25/2020 12:32pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America's chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and 'Attempted abduction' of Fairfax Co. student never happened 'Attempted abduction' of Fairfax Co. student never happened 01/25/2020 11:46am • Fairfax County, Virginia, police have determined that the "attempted abduction" of a Belle View Elementary School student earlier in the week was a fake. They announced their findings in a Thursday release. "Late today, after an extensive several day investigation detectives have determined th Dosunmu's shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62 Dosunmu's shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62 01/25/2020 11:18am • ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As the final seconds ticked away in a tie game, Ayo Dosunmu was being guarded by Zavier Simpson, one of the top defenders in the Big Ten. “The one thing Ayo has is 6-(foot)-5,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. Dosunmu took advantage of his 5-inch height edge on Simps GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote 01/25/2020 02:58am • WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House prosecutors. Over three days of arguments, Democrats warned that the senators will liv Man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane Man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane 01/24/2020 06:28pm • PHOENIX (AP) — A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper pulled over the man on Thursday after noticing he had placed a fake skeleton in the passenger's US says e-commerce firms need to do more about fake goods US says e-commerce firms need to do more about fake goods 01/24/2020 04:46pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — E-commerce has unleashed an increasing torrent of fake merchandise upon the world and private companies and the U.S. government must do more to address the problem, Trump administration officials said Friday as they released a plan aimed at cracking down on counterfeit goods. Ex-police officer pleads guilty to aiding in drug robberies 01/24/2020 01:34pm • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer in Tennessee pleaded guilty Friday to giving police information and equipment to civilians who stalked and robbed drug dealers. Former Memphis police officer Sam Blue, 61, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate civil rights by using force, aiding and
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