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Twitter faces backlash over handling of anti-Semitic posts

LONDON (AP) - Some Twitter users are staging a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that...

Tanzania opposition leader returns, 3 years after being shot

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - Tanzanian opposition politician and presidential hopeful Tundu Lissu returned to the country on Monday, three years after being...

Poles split over govt plan to exit domestic violence treaty

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poles are bitterly divided over steps being taken by the right-wing government to leave the Istanbul Convention, a European treaty...

Black soldiers monument faces scrutiny amid racial reckoning

BOSTON (AP) - The white Union Army commander sits rigid atop an imposing horse. His Black men, rifles to their shoulders, march resolutely alongside...

Consulate closures an inflection point in China-US relations

CHENGDU, China (AP) - In the more than 40 years since China and the U.S. established formal diplomatic relations, accusations have been traded, tensions...

Consulate closures an inflection point in China-US relations

CHENGDU, China (AP) - In the more than 40 years since China and the U.S. established formal diplomatic relations, accusations have been traded, tensions...

Body of civil rights icon John Lewis crosses Selma bridge

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as...

ProPublica posts NYPD records, bypassing judge’s blockade

NEW YORK (AP) - Days after a federal judge paused the public release of New York City police disciplinary records, a news website has...

Efforts underway in Alaska to remove statues of colonialists

As many in the Lower 48 call for statues of Confederate leaders to be removed amid a national reckoning on race, some Alaska residents...

Body of civil rights icon John Lewis crosses Selma bridge

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.SELMA, Ala. (AP) - The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis...