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3:32 AM / Tuesday December 12, 2017

Week In Review

Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

December 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. John Conyers, (D-Mich.)  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)   By Corey Williams and Richard Lardner associated press DETROIT — Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday after a nearly 53-year career, becoming the first Capitol Hill politician to lose his job in the torrent of sexual misconduct allegations sweeping through the nation’s workplaces….

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A little deja vu as Atlanta mayoral runoff splits voters

December 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declares victory during an election-night watch party Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Atlanta. Atlanta’s two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)   By Errin Haines Whack associated press Atlanta voters woke up to deja vu Wednesday in the racially polarized contest to…

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What you need to know about the GOP Senate Tax Bill

December 7, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  John Darkow, Columbia Missourian Democrats say the bill mainly benefits Wall Street. By Nigel Roberts newsone.com On Monday morning, many people were were just getting their first looks at the nearly 500-page sweeping tax bill that Senate Republicans pushed through on a party line vote of 51-49 early Saturday morning. The proposed legislations…

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Beyond Rx? CVS Health-Aetna deal may mean more services

December 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: CVS store (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)   By Tom Murphy associated press CVS Health wants to do much more than fill your prescription or jab your arm with an annual flu shot. The second-largest U.S. drugstore chain is buying Aetna, the third-largest health insurer, in order to push much deeper into customer care. The…

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Ex-US Rep Brown sentenced to five years in prison for fraud

December 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. Corrine Brown   associated press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida has sentenced former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to five years in prison, followed by three years of probation, for fraud and other charges related to a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund….

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Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

November 30, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jazz singer Jon Hendricks talks about his career in jazz at his home in Toledo, Ohio in 2014. Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the “vocalese” singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. He was 96.  (AP…

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The Philadelphia Historical Commission reverses designation of Christian Street Baptist Church for Register of Historic Places

November 30, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Christian Street Baptist Church  (Photo: Google 2017 ®)   While the struggle is far from over, the congregation is now free to determine their building’s future.   By Amy V. Simmons On Nov. 10, the Philadelphia Historical Commission decided at its monthly meeting to put the 19th Century structure that the Christian Street…

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Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

November 30, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 4, 2017. Conyers confirmed the harrassment settlement he made last week.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)   By Corey Williams Associated Press DETROIT — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a…

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CBS fires Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

November 23, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  This image released by CBS shows, from left, Norah O’Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King on the set of “CBS This Morning.” Rose’s co-hosts on “CBS This Morning” sharply condemned their suspended colleague Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, after the airing of sexual misconduct allegations that included groping female staffers and walking around naked…

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