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Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against b... Full Story

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  • Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality
    Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today's national debates about police violence.

  • 2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race
    2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republian candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

  • In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting
    In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — The leadership of the Next Generation Action Network drove all night from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arriving in Dallas early on July 7, just hours before the start of their hastily arranged march that ended in the worst attack on law enforcement since 9/11.

  • Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter
    Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash.

  • Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs
    Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was put in charge of the Democratic National Committee to usher in a new era for the party. Now, Wasserman Schultz is on her way out, after the publication of emails that suggest Democratic officials favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sandrs during the nominating contests.

  • Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months
    Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.

  • 'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes
    'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

  • Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada
    Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.

  • Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation
    Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings — or face steep fines.

  • Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame
    Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday — with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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