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COLUMBIA, S.C. | Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind. Sgt. Isaac Woodard’s brutal encounter with the small-town police official horrified … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

NEW YORK | Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration ‘DNA’

NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians seizing on immigrants as an election issue. Newspaper headlines calling for action. Talk of legislation to institute a ban. If viewers of “The Chinese Exclusion Act” documentary end up with a sense of deja vu between the film’s subject, a law from 1882 that barred Chinese people from coming to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration ‘DNA’

PARIS | The Latest: Cornet ousts 2012 runner-up at French Open

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 4:00 p.m. France’s Alize Cornet is through to the second round of the French Open, beating 2012 runner-up Sara Errani of Italy 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Cornet, seeded 32nd, is playing her 14th Roland Garros after she … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Cornet ousts 2012 runner-up at French Open

DETROIT | Vacant for decades, Detroit’s train station may get new life

DETROIT (AP) — The last train left Michigan Central Station 30 years ago and it has stood vacant ever since, a hulking embodiment of Detroit’s long decline from America’s manufacturing engine to its biggest municipal bankruptcy. The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit’s passenger rail traffic closed in 1988 due to a decline … Continue reading DETROIT | Vacant for decades, Detroit’s train station may get new life

PARIS | The Latest: Sloane Stephens eases into French Open 2nd round

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens needed less than an hour to move into the second round at Roland Garros. The 10th-seeded Stephens advanced with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Arantxa Rus of the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Sloane Stephens eases into French Open 2nd round

MOSCOW | Russia says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — A clash with “terrorists” in eastern Syria killed four Russian soldiers and wounded others, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday. Russian and Syrian government troops and pro-government gunmen have been fighting members of the Islamic State group in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour where the extremists resumed their attacks against government … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in Syria