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Black prosecutors back Gardner, say they’ve faced resistance

Left to right, Edwin Furlow, Lenna Gilmore and Janey Archey, show signs of support outside the Mel Carnahan Courthouse in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, as several African-American female prosecutors from around the country and local activists rallied in support of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in her efforts to reform the criminal justice system and her lawsuit against the St. Louis police union and the city of St. Louis among others. Gardner has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. Photo by Christian Gooden of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

One day after St. Louis’ top prosecutor filed a federal lawsuit alleging a concerted and racist conspiracy to push her out of office, other black female prosecutors from across the U.S. defended Kim Gardner, saying they’ve faced the same resistance ...

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Republicans seek to undo new Missouri redistricting model

Republican senators rolled out a plan to ask Missouri voters to undo key parts of a nationally unique redistricting model that directs a demographer to draw new legislative districts with “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness” as top criteria. The Republican proposal ...

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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for fights ...

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AP Explains: US sending asylum seekers to Central America

The United States began sending Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala in November and last week said it would expand the practice to Mexicans. The U.S. could also start sending asylum seekers from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and ...

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