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Aaron's death prompts call to change name: Braves to Hammers

ATLANTA (AP) — As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron's death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor. “Hammerin' Hank” died Frid...

Aloha shirts on 'boogaloos' link symbol of peace to violence

HONOLULU (AP) — People following a violent movement that promotes a second U.S. civil war or the breakdown of modern society have been showing up at recent protests across the nation armed and wearing...

For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a c...

Aaron lauded for grace amid racism during home run pursuit

Reaction to Hank Aaron's death from former presidents to fellow Hall of Famers to everyone who knew him followed a theme: how the one-time home run king handled the racism he faced on the way to passi...

For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a c...

Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark with 755 homers and a legacy as one of baseball’...

A family on the edge of society in ‘Acasa, My Home’

Just outside of Bucharest, a family with nine children once called the lands around an abandoned water reservoir and landfill home. For decades, the Enaches lived in nature and slep...

Timeline of Hank Aaron’s life and career

ATLANTA (AP) — A timeline of Hank Aaron’s life and career: 1934 — Born on Feb. 5 in a section of Mobile, Alabama, known as “Down The Bay.” 1951 — Signs at age 17 wi...

Biden revokes Trump order banning some diversity training

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden’s swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federa...

Union Berlin player gets 2-game ban, cleared of racism

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Union Berlin defender Florian Hübner was banned for two games Thursday after a confrontation with Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri but cleared of racially abusing him. ...

Romania activist urges people to do something good every day

NUCSOARA, Romania (AP) — A gentle hero to many in Romania, Valeriu Nicolae says that, at heart, he is more like former NBA star Michael Jordan — highly competitive and eager to improve in what he does...

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. ...

Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided...

Biden repudiates white supremacy, calls for racial justice

Rare for an inaugural address, President Joe Biden issued a strong repudiation of white supremacy and domestic terrorism seen on the rise under Donald Trump. In his speech Wednesday,...

Muslim group denounces racist graffiti

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A national Muslim advocacy group is denouncing racist graffiti found in Rhode Island and Virginia. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday th...