Race and ethnicity

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Omar stirred controversy last week saying that Israel's supporters are pushing U.S. lawmakers to take a pledge of "allegiance to a foreign country." Omar is not apologizing for that remark, and progressives are supporting her. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 11:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democrats and Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments about Israel (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, discrimination against Muslims and other bigotry against minorities. The 407-23 vote Thursday was a bid to end...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walks to the chamber Thursday, March 7, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House was preparing to vote on a resolution to speak out against, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, "anti-Semitism, anti-Islamophobia, anti-white supremacy and all the forms that it takes," an action sparked by remarks from Omar. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year's...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Travis Ricci. A jury sentenced Ricci, a neo-Nazi to life in prison Thursday, March 7, 2019 for his murder conviction in the 2009 killing of a white woman during a dispute with her black boyfriend at a Phoenix park, sparing the white supremacist a possible death sentence. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A jury sentenced a neo-Nazi to life in prison Thursday for his murder conviction in the 2009 killing of a white woman during a dispute with her black boyfriend at a Phoenix park. The jury denied the prosecution's push for a death sentence for the white supremacist. Prosecutors say 37...
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March 07, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California has determined that a Sri Lankan man who is a member of the Tamil ethnic minority has the right to go before a judge after failing an initial asylum screening. The decision Thursday could have major implications for those seeking asylum, and...
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FILE - In this pool image from video, Stacey Abrams delivers the Democratic party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 from Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp served as the state’s chief election officer while he ran for governor in 2018. Abrams has alleged he mismanaged the election which she narrowly lost, an allegation which Kemp denies. (Pool video image via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every election year, there's heated talk about voter access and suppression. This year congressional Democrats are hoping to make it a top-tier political fight. The Democrats are calling for new legislation and increasingly pressuring Republicans in both the House and Senate,...
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March 07, 2019 - 9:42 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is appealing for $1.3 billion from the international community to assist 8.3 million people displaced by ethnic conflict. Mitiku Kassa, Ethiopia's disaster prevention chief, speaking at a press conference in the capital on Thursday said most of the displaced...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't exactly a mic-drop moment. But when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly ended a conversation as a freshman lawmaker no longer seemed to be listening, it showed just how far the Democratic leader and the new majority have to go in getting used to each other. A lot has...
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In this Feb. 5, 2019 photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., arrives for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Omar’s latest remarks about Israel are prompting House Democrats to draft a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 06, 2019 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in January, the Democrats welcomed their brash young newcomers to Congress with smiles and hugs. That was before the new colleagues dragged the party's simmering divisions over Israel out in the open. Provocative comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota have thrust the...
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Former state senator Wendy Davis, center, visits with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, following a stop for a news conference, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 05, 2019 - 4:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wendy Davis of Texas said Tuesday she is considering a U.S. Senate run in 2020 but is waiting to see whether another high-profile Democrat, Rep. Joaquin Castro, goes through with challenging Republican incumbent John Cornyn. Davis hasn't run for office since badly losing the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell acknowledged Monday that opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border have enough votes in the Republican-led Senate to prevail on a resolution aimed at blocking the move. McConnell, who fell in line behind Trump despite his own misgivings about the declaration, said Trump will veto the resolution and that it’s likely to be sustained in Congress. McConnell’s remarks in his home state came after fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul became the latest GOP lawmaker to say he can’t go along with the White House on the emergency declaration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 05, 2019 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's most recent comments on Israel (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he finds rising anti-Israel sentiments "disturbing," including by "some of the new members of the House of...
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