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With Virginia’s final ratification, ERA fight advances

By SARAH RANKIN | January 27, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officially became the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Monday, clearing the way for likely court fights over whether the measure can be added to the U.S. Constitution.State lawmakers made history...

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

By FELICIA FONSECA | January 26, 2020

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to...

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ELANA SCHOR | January 26, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several of his Democratic rivals, including his only fellow...

Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets

By SAMYA KULLAB | January 26, 2020

BAGHDAD (AP) — One protester was killed by security forces after hundreds of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Iraq's capital and southern provinces on Sunday, defying a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his support...

France reports 27% increase in anti-Semitic acts

January 26, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Anti-Semitic acts increased in France last year by 27%, acts against Muslims inched higher while anti-Christian acts remained stable but highest of all, France’s interior minister said Sunday, denouncing the situation as intolerable.On...

Burundi’s ruling party picks general as presidential hopeful


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's ruling party has chosen an army general to be its candidate in the presidential election set for May, signaling that the country's president will now retire after serving three terms.Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye was chosen...

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

By DENISE LAVOIE | January 26, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim...

Germany urged to fight anti-Semitism to avoid Jewish exodus

By GEIR MOULSON | January 26, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is calling for strengthened efforts against anti-Semitism to ward off the possibility that many Jews decide to leave the country.Heiko Maas said in an article Sunday for the weekly Der Spiegel that German politicians...