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Chinese airliner crashes with 132 aboard in country’s south

March 21, 2022

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING (AP) — A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, officials said. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement the crash occurred near the city of Wuzhou in Teng county. The flight was traveling from Kunming in…

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Russian media: Arrest of WNBA star Griner extended to May 19

March 17, 2022

By DOUG FEINBERG A court near Moscow has extended the detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to the Russian state news agency Tass. Griner was detained at a Moscow airport, reportedly in mid-February, after Russian authorities said a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges allegedly containing oil derived from cannabis,…

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Mar. 26: Rally for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

March 16, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA— The PowerUp Foundation, PA Democratic Black Caucus, WIN With Black Women, and a Coalition of other Women’s organizations, from across Pennsylvania, have come together to host a rally to show support for the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The theme for the event is KBJ—The Justice for All….

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Obama tests positive for COVID-19, says he’s ‘feeling fine’

March 13, 2022

Former President Barack Obama said on Sunday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, though he’s feeling relatively healthy and his wife, Michelle, tested negative. “I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” Obama said on Twitter. “Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted.” Obama encouraged…

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Singer Traci Braxton of ‘Braxton Family Values’ dies at 50

March 12, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Traci Braxton, who was featured with her family in the reality television series “Braxton Family Values,” died at age 50 on Saturday. Her sister, Toni, and family said that Braxton died “this morning as the snow was falling.” According to reports, Traci Braxton had been fighting esophageal cancer. “Needless to…

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All smiles, Jackson tries for Senate reset on Supreme Court

March 12, 2022

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Engaging in lawyerly small talk, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley was telling Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson this past week how he met his wife while clerking at the high court. Jackson already knew the story, he discovered. She even “filled in some of the details for me.” “So I…

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Ohio officer cleared in shooting of teenager Ma’Khia Bryant

March 11, 2022

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant last year has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, Ohio prosecutors announced Friday. Bryant was killed in April by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon as she swung a knife at a young woman, just seconds after pushing another woman…

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