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NAACP Convention July 22-16: Voting rights, health care, policing, gun violence, criminal justice reform and more to be addressed

July 21, 2017

Baltimore — The 2016 election has begun a radical transformation of the civil rights landscape in the United States in ways that threaten to unravel decades of hard won protections. Protecting communities of color from legislative attempts to further diminish civil rights protections represents a key line drawn in the sand by the NAACP, and…

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O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  O.J. Simpson (AP Photo/Ethan Miller, Pool)   By Ken Ritter LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson,…

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Crumbling health bill dents McConnell image as top tactician

July 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)   By Alan Fram WASHINGTON — When the banner Republican effort to scuttle and rewrite President Barack Obama’s health care law crumbled this week, the falling debris popped a hefty dent into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s image as a dauntless legislative tactician three…

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Spicer’s decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony…

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OJ Simpson granted parole, will be released October 2017

July 20, 2017

Breaking AP–O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a…

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Officer: Partner fired fatal shot moments after loud sound

July 19, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS –The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon. Officer Matthew Harrity’s account, as given by state investigators, is the first to emerge of the…

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Australians see woman’s shooting by police as US nightmare

July 18, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — Half a world from where an Australian woman was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, Tuesday’s front-page headline in her hometown Sydney newspaper summarized Australia’s reaction in blunt terms: “AMERICAN NIGHTMARE.” In Justine Damond’s native country, news of the meditation teacher’s baffling death has dominated the airwaves, newspapers and websites for…

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