Hispanics

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Rep. Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship, died at age 75 after suffering a heart attack last week. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:32 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday. A weeklong celebration of Pastor's life will culminate with a funeral Mass on Friday afternoon and burial immediately after. Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship,...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone talks at anews conference in Phoenix. Penzone, who two years ago defeated longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is making progress in carrying out a court-ordered overhaul of his agency after it was found to have racially profiled Latinos during his predecessor's traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Still, the agency is not close to being released from the supervision of a federal judge and does not appear to have completely stomped out its problem with biased policing. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud, File)
December 04, 2018 - 1:02 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. The new sheriff has improved compliance with the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pastor, Arizona's first Hispanic congressman, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. He was the longtime senior member of the state's U.S. House delegation before he decided in 2014 against running for re-election. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who championed liberal causes as Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress but was known for his bipartisanship, died after suffering a heart attack, his family said Wednesday. He was 75. Pastor, a Democrat, served 23 years in Congress until deciding in...
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November 13, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout numbers. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said that...
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U.S. Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., smiles after her victory over Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 13, 2018 - 3:32 am
In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez celebrates his re-election in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, while Gov. Phil Murphy stands at right. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 41 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when two undecided races are called. Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday's contests, while six out of 15 Latino...
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Zoe Saldana, from left, Eva Longoria, Gina Rodriguez, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson join the New Florida Majority, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Center for Popular Democracy Action and the Latino Victory Project to host "Latinas en Marcha," a rally encouraging registered Latino voters to turn out to vote in the upcoming midterm elections on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Ball and Chain in Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 10:18 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez took to the streets of Miami, leading hundreds of people while chanting "Si se puede" or "Yes we can" in attempt to rally people to vote ahead of Election Day. While the actresses were looking to improve...
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Deborah Cox, the Ford County, Kansas, clerk, leaves the federal courthouse after a court hearing, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order Cox to open a second polling site in the southwest Kansas town of Dodge City after she moved the only one outside town. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
November 01, 2018 - 11:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opening a new polling site in the historic Wild West town of Dodge City, Kansas, just days before the election is not in the public's interest because it would likely create more voter confusion, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree denied the...
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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a campaign rally in Columbia, Mo., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2018 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The widows of two police officers the Mexican immigrant murdered were invited to President Donald Trump's 2017 address to Congress. The conservative Breitbart News faithfully chronicled his conviction and death sentence. His snarling, expletive-filled rant about killing police...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. Perhaps nowhere is the choice facing voters more vivid than in the battle for control of the House, where Democrats are fielding more women and female minority candidates than ever while Republicans are trying to hold the majority with mostly white men. The disparity highlights a trend that has been amplified under President Donald Trump, with the two parties increasingly polarized along racial and gender lines as much as by the issues. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2018 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps nowhere is the choice facing voters on Tuesday more vividly on display than in the battle for control of the U.S. House. Democrats are fielding more women and minority candidates than ever, while Republicans are trying to hold their majority with mostly white men. The...
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