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Ida topples New Orleans jazz landmark where Armstrong worked

August 30, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A storied New Orleans jazz site where a young Louis Armstrong once worked toppled when Ida blew through Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. The Karnofsky Tailor Shop, where a Jewish family employed Armstrong, collapsed Sunday during the storm. Armstrong would play a small…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID

August 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Jesse Jackson  (Editorial credit: Arturo Holmes / Shutterstock.com) CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. Jesse Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the virus and received his first…

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Coast Guard: 2 dead, 10 missing after boat overturns in Keys

May 27, 2021

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people are dead and 10 others are missing after their boat overturned Thursday near the Florida Keys, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a location several miles off Key West around 1 p.m. Crews rescued eight people and pulled two bodies from the water, Petty Officer Jose…

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District Attorney Larry Krasner re-elected, wins primary with large lead

May 19, 2021

By CLAUDIA LAUER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner survived a challenge in the Democratic primary that pit his progressive reforms against growing concern over a rising tide of homicides and gun crimes. The primary was seen as referendum on whether a wave of prosecutors elected on promises of criminal justice reform —…

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‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

February 19, 2021

By STEVE PEOPLES and JAKE BLEIBERG DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside Thursday following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm. The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on…

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NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

February 18, 2021

Photo: Screenshot Youtube By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars. Ground controllers at the space agency’s Jet…

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AP source: Cruz on vacation in Mexico as storm slams Texas

February 18, 2021

By STEVE PEOPLES and JAKE BLEIBERG DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz traveled to Mexico on Wednesday for a family vacation as his home state struggled with a powerful winter storm that left many residents without power or safe drinking water. The high-profile Republican lawmaker went for a long-planned trip to Cancun and was…

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Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

January 27, 2021

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children’s picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors,” a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snake” Dakota Access Pipeline. “I am really honored and proud,” the 30-year-old Goade…

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FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. An internal FBI bulletin warned, as of Sunday, that the…

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