Posts Tagged Social affairs

Lawmaker: Too many Texas schools make playoffs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A West Texas lawmaker says too many high school football teams reach the state playoffs and has introduced a bill that would reduce the number that advance.

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Museum displays rare portrait by Winslow Homer

This image released by the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., shows an 1878 oil on canvas painting by Winslow Homer of 9-year-old Charles Prentice Howland. The commissioned portrait, which previously had not been been publicly exhibited, went on display at the museum Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The painting had been in the family since its creation and was donated to the museum by the sitter’s granddaughter Susan Montgomery Howell. (AP Photo/Clark Art Institute)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A rare oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer has been given as a gift to a Massachusetts museum.

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Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs

In a Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, Eilidh Branson, a student at Spelman College, sings along with a group of protestors at a rally and protest at the CNN Center, in Atlanta, the day after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Protest songs are taking their place alongside the chants of “I Can’t Breathe” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.  (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stop. Hey, what’s that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of “I can’t breathe” and “Hands up, don’t shoot” as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There’s something happening here.

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US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change

In this April 23, 2010 photo, members of Los Aldeanos, Aldo Rodriguez, left, and Bian Rodriguez, center, perform in concert at the Acapulco Theater in Havana, Cuba. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a U.S. agency infiltrated Cuba's hip-hop scene, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. (AP Photo)

HAVANA (AP) — In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana’s most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

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Iowa releases job reassignment for ex-associate AD

In this file photo provided by the University of Iowa athletics department is senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer. The University of Iowa is reassigning Meyer saying she cannot remain in the department while her fired partner prepares to sue for gender bias. (AP Photo/University of Iowa, File)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top University of Iowa athletic administrator has been reassigned to the school’s construction staff amid the threat of a wrongful termination lawsuit by her partner, the school said Thursday.

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