DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities missing in many legislatures

As Virginia's only Latino state lawmaker, Alfonso Lopez made it his first order of business to push for a law granting in-state college tuition to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally since childhood.

The bill died in committee.

So Lopez tried again the next year. And the year after that.

  • Written by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

DIVIDED AMERICA: Constructing our own intellectual ghettos

NEW YORK (AP) — Meet Peggy Albrecht and John Dearth. Albrecht is a free-lance writer and comedian from Los Angeles who loves Bernie Sanders. Dearth, a retiree from Carmel, Indiana, grew up a Democrat but flipped with Ronald Reagan. He's a Trump guy.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

UN Syria panel: IS committing genocide against Yazidis

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. investigative panel on Syria says the Islamic State group is committing genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes against the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria, and wants countries to do more to stop it — hoping to build a legal case on top of political condemnation from countries like the United States.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press