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Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian roots

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and...

Ex-St. Louis cop sentenced in beating of undercover officer

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ST. LOUIS — A former St. Louis police officer was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison for his role in the...

Emmy surprises: ‘Pose,’ ‘I May Destroy You’ & ‘Lupin’

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NEW YORK — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. ...

Feds charge 4 in Iran plot to kidnap US journalist, 4 others

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NEW YORK — An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to...

Virginia jury awards $300k to Black woman injured by officer

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RICHMOND, Va. — A jury in Virginia has awarded $300,000 in damages to a Black woman who sued a police officer for excessive force...

Notable sedition, treason cases in American history

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CHICAGO — After Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s election, many...

Mural in soccer star’s hometown becomes anti-racism symbol

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LONDON — Through the pens and pencils of children, England is fighting back against racism. ...

In long-awaited speech, Biden to decry voting restrictions

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and...

Left-leaning groups pressure Schumer to act on voting bill

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WASHINGTON — Dozens of left-leaning organizations are asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a new vote this month on Democrats' sweeping voting...

Activists sue federal agency over voting system guidelines

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The first new federal technology standards for voting equipment in 15 years should be scrapped because language that would have banned the devices from...