Hispanics

March 22, 2017 - 4:06 am
SENATE-SUPREME COURT 3rd day of confirmation hearings WASHINGTON (AP) — Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enter a third day today. Republicans predict he'll win confirmation. But a growing number of Democrats are calling for Gorsuch's confirmation to be delayed because of...
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March 13, 2017 - 6:49 pm
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The president of a Southern California college is condemning hate speech directed at the campus community by outsiders after a dustup over hoop earrings and cultural appropriation. A wall on the side of a dormitory at Pitzer College that is devoted to free speech through...
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March 11, 2017 - 1:42 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before...
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American Civil Liberties Union attorney Nusrat Choudhury speaks at a news conference in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, about a federal lawsuit the ACLU filed against the Milwaukee Police Department on behalf of six black and Latino plaintiffs who say they've been stopped once or multiple times since 2010 without a citation or clear explanation. The lawsuit alleges the Milwaukee Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program is citywide but is concentrated in areas largely populated by minorities. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 6:44 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf...
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In this, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, photo, Itzel Munoz, 23, who was brought to the U.S. as a child from Mexico, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Homestead, Fla. A county with an immigrant leader where most people were born abroad has bucked the trend of the sanctuary city movement, creating fear among the undocumented and exposing a long-standing disconnect between Cuban-Americans and the rest of the Latinos. Miami-Dade's Cuban-born Mayor Carlos Gimenez went against other immigrant-rich cities in ordering its officials to abide by President Donald Trump's immigration orders. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 17, 2017 - 7:03 am
MIAMI (AP) — The mayor is an immigrant, and more than half its residents are foreign born. But unlike many cities with large numbers of immigrants, there's no sanctuary for people living illegally in Miami-Dade County, Florida. A recent decision by Mayor Carlos Gimenez requires local police to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami. President Donald Trump says he's has chosen Acosta to be labor secretary. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
February 17, 2017 - 2:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate. Acosta, who would be the first Hispanic member of Trump's Cabinet, has won confirmation to the National...
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A mail carrier passes a closed bakery Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in south Philadelphia's Italian Market. In an action called "A Day Without Immigrants", immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
February 16, 2017 - 6:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down...
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A mail carrier passes a closed bakery Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in south Philadelphia's Italian Market. In an action called "A Day Without Immigrants", immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
February 16, 2017 - 5:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2008 file photo, R. Alexander Acosta talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami. President Donald Trump says he's has chosen Acosta to be labor secretary. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
February 16, 2017 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a surer bet to fill out his Cabinet, President Donald Trump on Thursday moved quickly to name law school dean Alexander Acosta as his new choice for labor secretary — a day after Andrew Puzder abruptly withdrew from consideration. If confirmed by the Senate, Acosta would...
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FILE - This July 16, 1945 file photo shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, N.M. A report is scheduled to be released Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium will release the health assessment report, on residents of a historic Hispanic village of Tularosa near the Trinity Test in the New Mexico desert. (AP Photo, File)
February 10, 2017 - 6:05 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents say the world's first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern New Mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship, according to surveys gathered by an advocacy group seeking compensation for descendants. The surveys released Friday detailed...
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