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Jesse Jackson pays homage to Roma at Auschwitz ceremony

Jesse Jackson pays homage to Roma at Auschwitz ceremonyAmerican civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson prayed and mourned at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday as he joined survivors paying homage to an often-forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people — on a key 75th anniversary. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed in death camps such as Auschwitz, the Nazis killed other minorities during World War II, including between 250,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti. Broadly speaking, Sinti are people who arrived from India and settled in Western and Central Europe many centuries ago, while Roma are centered largely in Eastern Europe.



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Trump news – live: President claims to be ‘least racist person’ ahead of Jamestown ceremony boycotted by black legislators over his attendance

Trump news – live: President claims to be ‘least racist person’ ahead of Jamestown ceremony boycotted by black legislators over his attendanceDonald Trump has insisted he is “the least racist person in the world” after once more becoming embroiled in a racism row, this time involving senior Democrat Elijah Cummings, the Reverend Al Sharpton and the city of Baltimore.The president told reporters on the White House South Lawn he had been inundated with supportive letters and emails from African-Americans after describing the Maryland port city as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live” over the weekend, prompting an angry backlash that saw the Reverend Sharpton accuse Mr Trump of retaining “a particular venom for people of colour”.Also demanding that The Washington Post apologise for branding Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a “Russian asset”, Mr Trump turned on his heel to set out for Jamestown, Virginia, and an event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly that is now being boycotted by Virginia Legislative Black Caucus members in response to his latest provocation.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremonyLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed.



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The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremony

The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremonyLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting (all times local):



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Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including officialKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said.



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UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no women

UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no womenThe government of the United Arab Emirates has been mocked for posting pictures of winners of awards for gender balance, which featured no women. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler, was shown congratulating the recipients of Best Personality Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Authority Supporting Gender Balance, and Best Gender Balance Initiative. Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, was recognised as the “best personality supporting gender balance” for his efforts to implement maternity leave in the UAE’s military. Two other senior male officials received the rest. Eyebrows were raised after photographs from the event were posted on the Dubai media office’s Twitter account. . @HHShkMohd honors the winners of the Gender Balance Index 2018. The Index features three categories: Best Personality for Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Balance, and the Best Initiative for Supporting Gender Balance. #UAEpic.twitter.com/qE5GkYHzTo— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 27, 2019 “Awesome initiative. How do you define Gender Balance Index? Obviously one gender is missing. Asking for a friend,” tweeted one account. Daniela Tejada, whose husband Matthew Hedges was recently released from prison in UAE after being sentenced to life in prison for spying, tweeted: “The reason why neither Matt nor I ever represented a reputational risk to the UAE is because the UAE represents a reputational risk to itself. Once again, actions speak louder than words.” Sheikh Mohammed was quoted as saying: “We are proud of the success of Emirati women and their role is central to shaping the future of the country. Gender balance has become a pillar in our governmental institutions.” The Twitter account later released some pictures of the winners posing for pictures with a handful of women, though it does not appear they were themselves recipients of any awards. A statement by the official Dubai Media Office meanwhile cited Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the UAE Gender Balance Council, as saying it had achieved a goal set in 2015 to reduce the gender gap across all sectors of government. But last month the country was ranked 121st out of 149 countries overall in the World Economic Forum's 2018 Global Gender Gap Report and 134th in terms of economic participation and opportunity.



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The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in Syria

The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in SyriaDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Dover Air Force Base (all times local):



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'You Were Busy': Trump Marvels At Antonin Scalia's Large Brood At Medal Ceremony

'You Were Busy': Trump Marvels At Antonin Scalia's Large Brood At Medal CeremonyEditor's Note: We'd like to remind readers that they are choosing to read this



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Trump Blames Secret Service For Missing WWI Ceremony Because Of Rain

Trump Blames Secret Service For Missing WWI Ceremony Because Of RainPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday hit back at critics who lampooned him for



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Texas Couple Looking to Move Up Wedding for Grandfather With Pancreatic Cancer Given Free Ceremony

Texas Couple Looking to Move Up Wedding for Grandfather With Pancreatic Cancer Given Free CeremonyThe venue was donated by would-be bride Kolbie Sanders, who called off her own wedding and offered it to one lucky couple.



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