Hispanics

Dana Vickers Shelley, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, speaks during a news briefing in unincorporated Prince George County, near College Park, Md. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire to “reinstitute lynching” and put a black face and Afro wig on a training dummy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
December 12, 2018 - 1:14 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire to "reinstitute lynching" and put a black face and Afro wig on a training dummy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Civil rights groups sued...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Rep. Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship, died at age 75 after suffering a heart attack last week. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 06, 2018 - 10:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, will be laid to rest Friday. A weeklong celebration of Pastor's life will culminate with a funeral Mass on Friday afternoon and burial immediately after. Pastor, a liberal Democrat known for his bipartisanship,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pastor, Arizona's first Hispanic congressman, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. He was the longtime senior member of the state's U.S. House delegation before he decided in 2014 against running for re-election. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
November 28, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who championed liberal causes as Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress but was known for his bipartisanship, died after suffering a heart attack, his family said Wednesday. He was 75. Pastor, a Democrat, served 23 years in Congress until deciding in...
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November 13, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout numbers. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said that...
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U.S. Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., smiles after her victory over Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 13, 2018 - 12:42 pm
In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez celebrates his re-election in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, while Gov. Phil Murphy stands at right. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 41 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when two undecided races are called. Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday's contests, while six out of 15 Latino...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp casts his ballot as his youngest daughter Amy Porter looks on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Winterville, Ga. Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 06, 2018 - 5:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on voting problems in the midterm election (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A judge has extended voting hours at more polling locations in Georgia, where some voters have complained of waiting for hours in long lines. An order issued Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court...
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Zoe Saldana, from left, Eva Longoria, Gina Rodriguez, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson join the New Florida Majority, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Center for Popular Democracy Action and the Latino Victory Project to host "Latinas en Marcha," a rally encouraging registered Latino voters to turn out to vote in the upcoming midterm elections on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Ball and Chain in Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 7:31 am
MIAMI (AP) — Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez took to the streets of Miami, leading hundreds of people while chanting "Si se puede" or "Yes we can" in attempt to rally people to vote ahead of Election Day. While the actresses were looking to improve...
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This undated photo provided by the Ford County Government Center in Dodge City, Kan., shows County Clerk Debbie Cox. Cox, who moved the only polling site in the historic Wild West town of Dodge City to a facility outside the city limits more than a mile from the nearest bus stop says it is not possible to add a second polling site for the upcoming election. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree will hear arguments on a suit from the American Civil Liberties Union whether to force Cox to open another polling site in town for the midterm election. (Ford County Government Center via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 1:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas county clerk who moved the only polling site for the historic Wild West town of Dodge City sought to reassure a federal judge that voters can take buses to get there and that people who show up in the wrong place will get help. But Ford County Clerk Deborah Cox...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. Perhaps nowhere is the choice facing voters more vivid than in the battle for control of the House, where Democrats are fielding more women and female minority candidates than ever while Republicans are trying to hold the majority with mostly white men. The disparity highlights a trend that has been amplified under President Donald Trump, with the two parties increasingly polarized along racial and gender lines as much as by the issues. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2018 - 5:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps nowhere is the choice facing voters on Tuesday more vividly on display than in the battle for control of the U.S. House. Democrats are fielding more women and minority candidates than ever, while Republicans are trying to hold their majority with mostly white men. The...
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