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Alabama marks first official Rosa Parks Day

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is marking its first Rosa Parks Day. Alabama lawmakers earlier this year voted to designate Dec. 1 as a day to honor the civil rights icon. Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested after refusing [...]

Pelosi wins first round in speaker fight

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi needs half of the House — not merely half the Democrats — to reclaim the speaker’s gavel. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Nancy Pelosi is one step [...]

First Wave of Migrants in Caravan Reaches U.S. Border in Tijuana

TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of migrants in the caravan traveling from Central America have begun arriving in the northern Mexico border city of Tijuana, setting up a potential confrontation with the American authorities that has been [...]

First Rohingya Are to Be Returned to Myanmar Killing Grounds

BANGKOK — The United Nations doesn’t want it to happen. Dozens of rights groups say they are shocked. Even the people who will be affected the most, Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, are upset that their future, once again, is being [...]

Runner who lost feet to frostbite completes first marathon

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week. The Anchorage Daily News reports 35-year-old Marko [...]

First polls close, with control of Congress on the line

POLITICO Illustration/AP and Getty Images Elections The long wait is over for a night that will render Americans’ first verdict on Donald Trump’s early presidency. By DAVID SIDERS 11/06/2018 06:00 PM EST Share on Facebook [...]

Months after massacre, Parkland victims vote for first time

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) – Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts and voter-registration [...]

Sir John A Macdonald: Scotland disowns Canada’s first PM

OP note: For those who are not Canadian, a bit of context. Canada officially became a country in 1867 (unlike the U.S., we didn't have a revolution). Our first Prime Minister was John A. Macdonald: "Sir John Alexander Macdonald, first [...]

E.U., in a First, Rejects Italy’s Proposed Budget

BRUSSELS — In a stinging and rare rebuke to a core member, the European Union sent Italy’s proposed budget back to its populist government on Tuesday, saying that it posed unacceptable risks to Italy and the eurozone. The European [...]

Kamala Harris makes a big first impression in Iowa

“We need to have a better vision for this country,” Sen. Kamala Harris told about 200 activists inside a community college auditorium in suburban Des Moines. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo Elections The California senator previews [...]