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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It's scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 23, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2...
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In this photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department, Travis Reinking sits in a police car after being arrested in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, April 23, 2018. Police said Reinking opened fire at a Waffle House early Sunday, killing at least four people. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 2:46 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a...
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April 23, 2018 - 2:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police say a van in Toronto has struck at least 8 people, but that the cause of the incident and the extent of the injuries are not yet known. Authorities say the white van hit the crowd of pedestrians in north Toronto. Police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray says the van apparently...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2018 file photo, teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., during a rally for increased education funding. Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that comes amid recent teacher strikes over low pay and the amount of money allocated to public schools in several Republican-led states. The poll found that parents and those without children are about as likely to think teachers are paid too little. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 23, 2018 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other...
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April 23, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos. The decision Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in favor David Slater, the photographer...
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April 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A man has been arrested at a Connecticut airport for trying to board a flight with a loaded gun. State police say 39-year-old Matthew English of Torrington was detained Monday when Transportation Security Administration officers at Bradley International Airport...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Supreme Court this week will consider the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban against people coming from majority Muslim nations. It will be the high court's first deep dive into a Trump administration policy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2018 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with a case brought by a former financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" strategy who is challenging the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him. The case involves the Securities and Exchange Commission's...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland poses for a photo with her British counterpart Boris Johnson before a reception for G7 foreign ministers at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on Sunday, April 22, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Cabinet ministers from the G7 countries have committed to taking Russia to task for what Britain's foreign secretary described Monday as a broad range of "malign" behavior Boris Johnson said the G7 ministers agreed during their Sunday discussion on the need to address the disruptive...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 23, 2018. U.S. stocks are mixed Monday morning as health care and industrial companies make gains and energy companies slip with oil prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 23, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday with health care and technology companies and retailers leading the way. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is getting close to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn't reached since January 2014. Aluminum producers are...
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April 23, 2018 - 12:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An annual public school teacher pay and spending review shows North Carolina improving while still behind national averages for both. The National Education Association released figures Monday with North Carolina ranked 39th in average teacher pay during the 2016-17 school year...
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