Race and ethnicity

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 19, 2017 - 5:01 pm
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 19, 2017 - 3:09 pm
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He is one of more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe, after they were, they said, abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current regime. Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday, Nov. 14, that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 Tamil ethnic minority men. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 15, 2017 - 12:19 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sri Lanka's defense secretary denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. Kapila Waidyaratne called the claims of...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:13 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament has approved a draft law making Albanian the country's second official language, amid harsh criticism from the conservative opposition. Lawmakers voted 66-41 Wednesday in favor of the bill that extends the official use of Albanian to the entire...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He is one of more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe, after they were, they said, abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current regime. Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday, Nov. 14, that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 Tamil ethnic minority men. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:25 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sri Lanka's defense secretary denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. Kapila Waidyaratne called the claims of...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, Ana Edwards talks about historical markers at the Lumkin Jail historical site in Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Va. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is setting up what it hopes will be a $25 million fund for the preservation and protection of African American historical sites. The fund already has partners in the Ford Foundation and the JPB Foundation and has raised almost $3 million. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 15, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African American history are no longer endangered. The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, announced Wednesday, will be...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He is one of more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe, after they were, they said, abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current regime. Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday, Nov. 14, that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 Tamil ethnic minority men. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 14, 2017 - 11:18 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. Kapila Waidyaratne called the claims of...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He is one of more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe, after they were, they said, abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current regime. Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday, Nov. 14, that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 Tamil ethnic minority men. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 14, 2017 - 10:20 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. Kapila Waidyaratne called the claims of...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a point while speaking during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 14, 2017 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he is unfamiliar with an FBI report about black extremists that has alarmed some lawmakers. The revelation prompted an uncomfortable exchange for the nation's top prosecutor, whose political career has been dogged by questions about race...
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