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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 16, the 260th day of 2020. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Se...

No-fault divorce law faces legal challenge in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A devoutly Catholic husband who refused to grant his wife a divorce on religious grounds urged Nebraska’s highest court Thursday to overturn the state’s no-fault divorce law in a ca...

Alaska attorney general quits after texts with woman surface

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson resigned Tuesday, shortly after details of text messages that the state's married and socially conservative top law enforcement officer ...

Portland protesters set fire to county government building

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland broke out the windows of a county government building, sprayed lighter fluid inside and set a fire in demonstration that started Tuesday night and ended We...

USAID official fired after anti-LGBTQ social media posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development has been fired after posting a series of anti-LGBTQ tweets and complaining of anti-Christian bias by ...

Netflix cancels Turkey series in row over gay character

Netflix announced the cancellation of the series If Only (Şimdiki Aklım Olsaydı) on the eve of its first production day — after it had failed to acquire the necessary regulatory license from the...

Rights activists, political leaders mourn Rep. John Lewis

Rights activists, politicians from both parties and many other people touched by the legacy of John Lewis mourned the congressman and pillar of the civil rights movement Saturday, lauding the strength...

New Zealand opposition in turmoil as senior lawmakers depart

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s opposition National Party suffered fresh setbacks ahead of a September election Thursday as two senior lawmakers announced their retirements, days after th...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2020. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2020. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10...

Wide shift in opinion on police, race rare in US polling

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd's death, Americans' opinions about police brutality and racial injust...

Convincing win in Virginia shows strength of Black vote

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Cameron Webb says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic ...

Amid wave of cultural change, Trump tries to stir a backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was June 2015, and Democrats felt the nation’s political and cultural winds blowing their way. The Supreme Court ruled in President Barack Obama’s favor on landmark gay marriage a...

High court decision spotlights GOP divide over LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination. Repu...

Marj Carpenter, reporter who became Presbyterian head, dies

DALLAS (AP) — Marj Carpenter, who pushed international missionary work while briefly leading the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination in the mid-1990s following a journalism career in West Texas...