Race and ethnicity

The magnolia flower centered banner chosen Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 by the Mississippi State Flag Commission flies outside the Old State Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson, Miss. The nine member committee voted to recommend a design with the state flower, now known as the "In God We Trust," flag. That design will go on the November ballot for voters consideration and if approved, it will become the new state flag. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 04, 2020 - 1:19 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will fly a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” with voters approving the design Tuesday. It replaces a Confederate-themed flag state lawmakers retired months ago as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice. The magnolia flag...
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Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, waits to speak at a Get Out the Vote Rally outside the Brooklyn Museum, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 03, 2020 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd’s brother was present. A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died at the hands of Minneapolis police, sparking protests for racial justice across...
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Samantha Jones, left, and Peter Vina take selfies near the Michael Jordan statue on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in the atrium of the United Center, transformed into a super voting site in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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November 03, 2020 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the coronavirus now surging anew, voters ranked the pandemic and the economy as top concerns in the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate. Voters were especially likely to call the...
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Voters line up before polls open on Election Day at a precinct in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
November 03, 2020 - 3:57 pm
She carefully planned a five-hour drive to the polling place in her Tennessee hometown to vote on Election Day. She considered the traffic, the weather, the surging coronavirus pandemic and — something she never imagined having to contemplate — the possibility of civil unrest in the aftermath of an...
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Election officials sort absentee and early voting ballots for counting inside Boston City Hall, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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November 03, 2020 - 7:46 am
Election Day is finally here. Or at least what we still call Election Day, since nearly 100 million Americans had already cast ballots by Tuesday. That's the result of an election system that has been reshaped by the worst pandemic in a century, prompting many voters to take advantage of advance...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at Lexington Technology Park, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 03, 2020 - 12:25 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the closing hours of a campaign shadowed by a once-in-a-century pandemic, President Donald Trump charged across the nation Monday delivering an incendiary but unsupported allegation that the election is rigged, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden pushed to claim states once...
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FILE - This file booking image provided by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews. Matthews, a Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches, was sentenced Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP, File)
November 02, 2020 - 9:35 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches to promote himself as a “black metal” musician was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million. U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays of Lafayette...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a drive-in get out the vote rally in the parking lot of the UFCW local 1776, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Pittson, Pa. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
November 02, 2020 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9 p.m. Sen. Kamala Harris is delivering an urgent message for people to vote to repair the nation’s divides and protect its democracy on an election eve rally in battleground Pennsylvania. Harris told the crowd that...
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November 02, 2020 - 1:54 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Amnesty International says survivors of a massacre by rebels in western Ethiopia on Sunday counted 54 bodies in a schoolyard, the latest attack in which members of ethnic minorities have been deliberately targeted. Human rights groups are asking why federal soldiers...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Opa-locka, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2020 - 2:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 12:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is suggesting that he will fire the nation’s top infectious disease expert after Tuesday’s election, as he expresses frustration that the coronavirus remains in the news amid a nationwide...
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