Social issues

May 03, 2017 - 8:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The aid group Oxfam says that Africa has higher levels of poverty than previously thought because decades of economic growth have only benefited a small elite. The report, which says that inequality stifles growth in Africa, was released at the World Economic Forum Africa which...
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Damon Brumfield, a student at Southern University of Baton Rouge, poses while his friends take photos, in front of a mural honoring Alton Sterling, outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of Sterling, whose death was captured on cell phone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 03, 2017 - 6:53 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Justice Department's decision not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting death of a black man may not be the final legal chapter in a case that reverberated far beyond Louisiana's capital. The department's decision doesn't preclude state...
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This image made from May 21, 2014, video shows the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. North Korea confirmed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the detention of American citizen Kim Sang Dok, who was referred to as Kim Sang-duk when Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, where he was teaching accounting, previously announced his detention. Kim's English name is Tony Kim. (AP Photo)
May 03, 2017 - 6:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was "intercepted" at Pyongyang...
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This image made from May 21, 2014, video shows the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. North Korea confirmed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the detention of American citizen Kim Sang Dok, who was referred to as Kim Sang-duk when Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, where he was teaching accounting, previously announced his detention. Kim's English name is Tony Kim. (AP Photo)
May 03, 2017 - 6:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was "intercepted" at Pyongyang...
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Graphic shows U.S. high school graduation rates since 2010-11; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
May 03, 2017 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released Wednesday. While the national graduation rate for the year 2015 was 83.2 percent, it was only 77.8 percent for...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a weekly EU Commission meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will speak to the media in Brussels on Wednesday regarding Britain's departure from the bloc, after he presents his draft mandate laying out the terms for the talks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 03, 2017 - 5:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says the elections in Britain will produce a more stable, long-term partner to negotiate the U.K.'s departure with — but it will have no impact on the EU's...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a weekly EU Commission meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will speak to the media in Brussels on Wednesday regarding Britain's departure from the bloc, after he presents his draft mandate laying out the terms for the talks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 03, 2017 - 5:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Britain must settle the financial debts it owes the bloc before talks on its future relations with its European partners can begin. Michel Barnier...
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In this Thursday, April 28, 2016, photo, a woman visits a display booth for the Chinese internet portal 163.com promoting its news section, at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. China is tightening rules for online news as the country's censors try to control the flood of information being spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other sources. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 03, 2017 - 5:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening rules for online news as its censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating in the country. The rules announced Tuesday and set to go into effect June 1 will require online...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones looks up at fans in center field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 03, 2017 - 5:11 am
When Red Sox fans hurled peanuts and the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of the Boston's racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams. Boston's reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained,...
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May 03, 2017 - 4:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — German broadcaster Deutsche Welle says it is giving its annual freedom of speech award to the White House Correspondents' Association for "holding U.S. leadership accountable." The public broadcaster said Wednesday that WHCA president Jeff Mason will be presented with the award in...
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