AP Was There: Mob protests Little Rock Central desegregation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, the Little Rock Nine became a symbol of heroism in the throes of racial progress, but their bravery made many whites dig their heels in further to maintain segregated schools.

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  • Written by By RELMAN MORIN, Associated Press

AP Was There: Lawyers argue over separate but equal doctrine

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, nine black students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, putting to test a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.

  • Written by By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL, Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over.

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