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  • Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported

    Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported
    The leadership of the Vanguard Justice Society welcomes the challenge from Commissioner Anthony Batts to "stand and project [our] voice" against any misconduct by Baltimore police officers and we stand firm against any actions that lead residents to...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Democrats aim to overturn laws that curb voting

    Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's call for an automatic national voter registration system has attracted predictable criticism ranging from doubts about the constitutionality of a federal standard to charges it's a partisan ploy to help the...
  • Immigrant families in detention: A look inside one holding center

    Immigrant families in detention: A look inside one holding center
    At the 50-acre compound here holding hundreds of immigrant women and children, the lights stay on 24-7. At night they're dimmed, but not entirely out. Security, officials say. The lights are among the persistent reminders that the South Texas Family...
  • As South Carolina honors victims, Alabama lowers its flags

    State senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney was carried Wednesday into the Statehouse where he served the people for nearly 20 years, becoming the first African-American since Reconstruction to rest in honor in the South Carolina Rotunda. Hours later,...
  • The Latest on church shooting: Memphis statue may move

    10:30 p.m. The mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, says he thinks a statue of Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest should be removed from its location at a city park. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Wednesday,...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that...
  • Obama: US government has let down hostages' families

    President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by terrorists and promised they would not face criminal prosecution for paying ransoms to their loved ones' captors. "These families...
  • As South Carolina honors shooting victims, Alabama lowers its Confederate flags

    As South Carolina honors shooting victims, Alabama lowers its Confederate flags
    State senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney was carried Wednesday into the Statehouse where he served the people for nearly 20 years, becoming the first African-American since Reconstruction to rest in honor in the South Carolina Rotunda. Hours later,...
  • Change in Cuba-U.S. policy hasn't arrived yet

    Change in Cuba-U.S. policy hasn't arrived yet
    A friend I admire enormously sent me a copy of an article by former Secretary of Commerce Carlos GutiĆ©rrez. His comment was short and to the point: "In case you missed ..." with "A Republican Case for Obama's Cuba Policy — The New York Times" as a...
  • New Orleans issues stop-work order on new jail

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration issued a stop-work order Wednesday on a nearly finished $145 million city jail that has been hailed by the local sheriff as the answer to horrendous conditions at the current lockup — infamous for...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    The Latest: US attorney says Tsarnaev's statement more noteworthy for what he didn't say The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says the Boston...