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10:54 PM / Sunday April 11, 2021

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Pennsylvania election law reforms won’t be ready for primary

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Rep. Seth Grove  (Photo/Pa. House) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Five months after the state’s narrow and bitterly contested presidential race drew Republican claims of improper election procedures, it’s clear no changes will be enacted in time for Pennsylvania’s spring primary election. The GOP majorities in both legislative chambers…

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A chance to ‘rise’: St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters serenade and celebrate St. Louis Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones’ victory during her watch party Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in St. Louis. Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black…

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Prince Philip dead at 99

April 9, 2021

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth as a member…

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Miss Pennsylvania High School America 2021

April 5, 2021

Andrea-Rose Sample Oates, the daughter of Dr. Patrick M. Oates and Mrs. Evelyn Sample-Oates, was recently crowned Miss Pennsylvania High School America at a statewide pageant in Pittsburgh. This is her second statewide title. In 2018, Andi was crowned Miss Pennsylvania Junior Teen of the National American Miss Pageant. She has competed in state and…

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Illinois city 1st in US to offer Black residents reparations

April 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, proposes a reparations fund during a City Council meeting in Evanston, lll. Using tax money from the sale of recreational marijuana, the Chicago suburb of Evanston has become the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects…

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Chauvin’s trial leaves many Black viewers emotionally taxed

April 4, 2021

By NOREEN NASIR and COREY WILLIAMS For some it’s too much to watch. Others just can’t turn away. The televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has provoked strong emotions among many Black men and women — all tinged with an underlying dread that it…

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AG: Gun show promoter to bar ‘ghost gun’ assembly kit sales

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Atty. General Josh Shapiro  ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA  — The attorney general of Pennsylvania says the largest gun show promoter in the commonwealth has agreed to bar the sale of do-it-yourself firearms assembly kits that officials say produce untraceable “ghost guns” increasingly popular among criminals. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Monday the agreement…

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US prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

March 15, 2021

By NICOLE LEWIS of The Marshall Project and MICHAEL R. SISAK of The Associated Press A Florida correctional officer polled his colleagues earlier this year in a private Facebook group: “Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine if offered?” The answer from more than half: “Hell no.” Only 40 of the 475 respondents said yes. In…

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Minneapolis to pay $27M to settle Floyd family lawsuit

March 12, 2021

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial. The Minneapolis City Council emerged from closed session…

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