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Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

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BOSTON — Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe...

‘Purely ethnic profiling’: New wave of Tigrayans detained

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Witnesses say thousands of Tigrayans are being detained and their businesses closed in cities across Ethiopia in a new wave...

UK leader condemns racism directed at England players

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LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday condemned the racist abuse directed at three Black England players who missed their penalties in...

Oklahoma board approves rules banning certain race theories

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Public school teachers in Oklahoma could have their teaching licenses suspended for teaching certain concepts about race and racism under new...

Man tied to violent prison gang pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot

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A Florida man who was part of a white supremacist prison gang when he served time for attempted murder pleaded guilty Monday to joining...

Court tosses lawsuit over articles on lawyer’s neo-Nazi ties

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit in which a Baltimore attorney accused the Southern...

UN rights boss urges ‘wide range’ of reparations over racism

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BERLIN — The U.N. human rights chief on Monday urged countries to “fully fund comprehensive processes" and take “a wide range of reparations measures”...

Charlottesville readies for removal of Confederate statues

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RICHMOND, Va. — Crews in Charlottesville are preparing to remove a Confederate statue that became a rallying point for white supremacists and helped inspire...

Auschwitz survivor who fought racism with music dies at 96

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BERLIN — Esther Bejarano, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp who devoted much of her life to the fight against antisemitism and racism,...

Democrats craft voting bill with eye on Supreme Court fight

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WASHINGTON — As congressional Democrats gear up for another bruising legislative push to expand voting rights, much of their attention has quietly focused on...