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More girls, African-Americans enroll in AP computer science. Why that matters.


‘You are role-playing a turtle. You can only move forward and only turn left. Remember, be the turtle.” 

The students listen to their teacher’s instructions and dutifully turn to their laptops, where the challenge awaits. On the screen is a small white box and a small black turtle, and next to it a larger box appears to type in their code. The room fills with clicking sounds and hushed whispers as the students get to work on their challenge: Program the turtle to move along the square path.

Mike Liang, the students’ computer science teacher, walks around the classroom dropping hints. Students cheer quietly as their turtles scuttle across the screen. They are good at this; some have been doing it since the first grade. 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distortions on immigration | Fact check


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump peddled distorted theories and bogus numbers on immigration as he attempted to stir up voters’ worries about a migrant procession in Mexico, and he also used the campaign’s final days to claim economic gains for minorities that have not been achieved.

A look at 11th-hour rhetoric before the elections Tuesday and the reality:

MEDIAN INCOME

TRUMP, on attracting the nonwhite vote from Democrats: “We have the best unemployment numbers, the best median income numbers for all of these groups. We have the best numbers we’ve ever had….They should be worried about the African-Americans, because they’re going to lose them.” — Fox interview Monday

THE FACTS: He did not achieve the best median income numbers for all the nonwhite groups. Both…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads falsehoods on immigration


President Donald Trump spread distorted theories and numbers on immigration in the campaign’s final days while claiming economic gains for minorities that have not been achieved.

A look at 11th hour rhetoric before the elections Tuesday and the reality:

MEDIAN INCOME

TRUMP, on attracting the nonwhite vote from Democrats: “We have the best unemployment numbers, the best median income numbers for all of these groups. We have the best numbers we’ve ever had. …They should be worried about the African-Americans, because they’re going to lose them.” — Fox interview Monday.

THE FACTS: He did not achieve the best median income numbers for all the nonwhite groups. Both African-Americans and Asian-Americans had higher income prior to the Trump administration.

The median income last year…

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A.P. Tureaud’s New Orleans home becomes national historic landmark – News15


A.P. Tureaud’s New Orleans home becomes national historic landmark – News15 | Lafayette, LA


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A.P. Tureaud house in New Orleans to be fifth site in African American Civil Rights Network


A.P. Tureaud’s house in New Orleans’ 7th Ward will be designated the fifth historic site in the African American Civil Rights Network during a visit Monday (Oct. 29) by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Tureaud’s relatives and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry will attend, Landry’s office said.

Congress established the network within the National Park Service in 2017. Its purpose is “to recognize the importance of the African American civil rights movement and the sacrifices made by the people who fought against discrimination and segregation.”

The lawyer who ended segregation in New Orleans schools

Tureaud was a New Orleans lawyer for the NAACP during the civil rights era. He negotiated and litigated to desegregate public schools, parks, buses and playgrounds, and…

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AP Original: Cuba in Transition – Inching Toward Openness (Part 2)



… of AP's mini-documentary on a changing Cuba, former AP Cuba Bureau Chief Paul Haven — now news director for Latin America and the Caribbean …
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