Texas set to remove Confederate plaque from state Capitol

U.S. 01/11/19, 16:09

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Friday to remove a plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War, bending after years of resistance by state Republican leaders in the face of Confederate monuments ...

Path cleared for Confederate plaque removal in Texas Capitol

U.S. 01/11/19, 11:59

Texas officials have voted to remove a 60-year-old Confederate plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. The decision Friday by the State Preservation Board follows years of resistance from Republicans to remove ...

Update: DeSantis says faith can mend political divide

U.S. 01/08/19, 10:54

The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Ron DeSantis as Florida's next governor (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is giving God credit for ending slavery, helping the civil rights movement and winning the Cold War against communism. He also said ...

Campaign aims to raise awareness of child sex trafficking

U.S. 01/02/19, 13:33

A line of six dozen school buses wound through Atlanta traffic Wednesday in an attempt to illustrate the scope of the problem of child sex trafficking in Georgia. State Attorney General Chris Carr and Gov.-elect Brian Kemp were joined by other ...

Black lawmaker renews call against Texas Confederate plaque

U.S. 11/21/18, 15:26

A black Democratic lawmaker called on Texas to immediately remove a Confederate plaque that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War after the state's attorney general said Wednesday that a legislative vote isn't needed."We could get out ...

Seoul will dissolve Japan-funded sexual slavery foundation

World 11/20/18, 22:22

South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels.The widely expected decision effectively kills a controversial 2015 agreement to settle ...

Report: Foreign fighters led IS atrocities against Yazidis

Europe 10/25/18, 01:39

Foreign fighters, including many Europeans, took a leading role in carrying out the Islamic State group's atrocities against minority Yazidis, an international human rights group said Thursday, citing testimony and documentation from survivors of an organized system of killing and ...

UNC leader apologizes for school’s history of slavery

U.S. 10/12/18, 09:29

The chancellor of North Carolina's flagship public university apologized Friday for the school's history of slavery, adding that words alone are not enough to atone for using enslaved people to build and maintain the campus."As chancellor of the University of ...

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