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5:09 PM / Wednesday November 22, 2017

Week In Review

In Memoriam– Emmy Award winning Benson star Robert Guillaume dies at 89

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Robert Guillaume at the “The Phantom of the Opera” Play Los Angeles Premiere at the Pantages,Theater on June 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.  Guillaume died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from a battle with prostate cancer.  He was 89.  (Photo: Shutterstock)   associated press NEW YORK — Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings…

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276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

October 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Somalis remove the body of a man killed in a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. A huge explosion from a truck bomb has killed at least 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. (AP…

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Congressman Evans sponsors legislation to strengthen 25th Amendment

October 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Congressman Dwight Evans (D-2nd Dist.) (AP photo)   Duty calls, as the case for action grows   WASHINGTON, D.C.–Last week, Congressman Dwight Evans (D-2nd Dist.) signed on to the Strengthening and Clarifying the 25th Amendment Act,  which would provide for an alternative body to transmit a written declaration that the President is unable…

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New Orleans to have first female mayor

October 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet   By Nigel Roberts newsone.com For the first time in New Orleans’ history, the city will have a female mayor. Both candidates in the final election round are African Americans. City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former judge Desiree Charbonnet topped a field of 18 candidates on Saturday to compete…

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NRA opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Vegas gunman

October 13, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune   By Hope Yen and Stephen Braun associated press WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations. The powerful…

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Trump lists demands on immigration in exchange for DACA

October 13, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Christopher Weyant, The Boston Globe   associated press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Trump’s list of…

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National PAL announces law enforcement officer, Youth of the Month

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Isaam Brown  and Officer Noell Grant   The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues names Officer Noell Grant as Law Enforcement Officer of the Month and Isaam Brown as Youth of the Month for October.   Charlotte, NC – The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues (National PAL) is pleased to announce the…

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Sniper in high-rise hotel kills at least 58 in Las Vegas

October 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Medics treat the wounded as Las Vegas police respond during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Stirp in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)…

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The Life & Legacy of Octavius V. Catto

September 29, 2017

Octavius Valentine Catto was born free on February 22, 1839, in Charleston, SC, to Sarah Isabella Cain and the Rev. William T. Catto, an ordained Presbyterian minister. This mother was a descendant of one of Charleston’s most distinguished mulatto families, and his father had been a slave millwright who gained his freedom. William Catto brought…

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