Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools.

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Army veteran in US since age 8 deported after prison stint

 

CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran from Chicago who served two tours in Afghanistan and had been in the U.S. since age 8 has been deported to Mexico because of a 2008 drug-trafficking conviction.

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Grandmother of slain Sacramento man calls for police changes

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The grandmother of an unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police called Monday for changes in the way police confront suspects, such as sending in a police dog, using a Taser, or aiming for an arm or leg when shots are fired.

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Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.

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