Discrimination

CORRECTS SPELLING OF JUSSIE - Former State Appeals Court Judge Sheila O'Brien walks out of the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago after a hearing about appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the Cook County State's Attorney's office handling of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's case, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago says another judge will decide if a special prosecutor is needed to investigate why the state prosecutor's office dropped charges accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. insisted Friday he was merely...
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Members of a Roma family leave after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican Basilica of St. John Lateran, in Rome, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Angry protesters on Wednesday insulted the mayor of Rome for providing a home for a 14-person Roma family in the city's Casal Bruciato neighborhood. The protest follows other recent cases of verbal abuse and violence against the minority as municipal authorities sought to place them in public housing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 09, 2019 - 4:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met and prayed Thursday with hundreds of people from Europe's Roma and Sinti communities, telling them he suffers when he reads about abuse and prejudice directed at the minority groups. Francis' meeting came a day after protesters insulted the mayor of Rome for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2004, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Doug Glanville congratulates a teammate in the 10th inning against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. The Chicago Cubs say they're investigating a fan using what appeared to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism behind Glanville, now a television reporter, who was on the air for NBC Sports Chicago. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have banned indefinitely from Wrigley Field the fan that used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter during a game at their ballpark. The Cubs sent a letter Wednesday to the bearded man who flashed the offensive sign...
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Electoral commission agents start counting the votes in Wednesday May 8, 2019 general elections in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africans voted Wednesday in a national election that pits President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress against top opposition parties Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters, 25 years after the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 08, 2019 - 5:24 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with signs of a relatively low turnout and voters saying they were disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. Despite the demise of apartheid 25 years ago, South Africa remains divided by...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 28, 2019 file photo, a San Diego county sheriff's deputy stands in front of the Poway Chabad Synagogue in Poway, Calif. The gunman who attacked the synagogue last week fired his semi-automatic rifle at Passover worshippers after walking through the front entrance that synagogue leaders identified last year as needing improved security. The synagogue applied for a federal grant to better protect that area. The money, $150,000, was approved in September but only arrived in late March. "Obviously we did not have a chance to start using the funds yet," Rabbi Scimcha Backman told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 08, 2019 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has more than 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism across the country, and the threat continues to grow, top counterterrorism officials said Wednesday. FBI, Justice Department and Homeland Security officials gave testimony before a congressional committee on...
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File - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Thursday said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate...
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Elderly voters queue to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections, near Durban, South Africa on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment. It is 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by economic inequality. (AP Photo/Mlungisi Mbele)
May 08, 2019 - 6:28 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's elections (all times local): 12:25 p.m. South Africa's president has voted in the national election. President Cyril Ramaphosa tells reporters that he is "truly humbled" by the turnout. He says South Africans want to see a country that is working and...
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Electoral campaign signs for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) stand next to a road junction in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The upcoming elections on Wednesday will take place 25 years after the end of apartheid and are the country's sixth all-race polls. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 07, 2019 - 12:05 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality . The African National Congress, the...
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In this May 4, 2019, photo, a woman makes her way toward Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, background, on a pedestrian bridge that connects it to the black township of Alexandra. Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the neighboring suburbs are a stark example of how inequality is still on display in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 07, 2019 - 12:00 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in today's South Africa is the country's inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra. With its gleaming high-rises and lush estates, Sandton is known as Africa's richest square mile. Alexandra, a...
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French unions members demonstrate at the start of the trial of French group France Telecom in front of the Paris' courthouse, Monday, May 6, 2019. French telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers are going on trial accused of moral harassment over a wave of employee suicides a decade ago. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees at France's main telephone and internet company over three years. A long-awaited trial began Monday in Paris accusing the telecom giant Orange and seven former or current...
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