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Kids-for-cash judge released from prison over virus concerns

June 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Feb. 12, 2009, file photo, Michael Conahan, center, leaves the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa. Conahan, a former Pennsylvania judge involved in a scheme to send youths to a for-profit jail in exchange for kickbacks, has been released from federal prison with six years left on his sentence because of coronavirus…

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The Cultural Coach: Calling All Allies – This Is Your Moment

June 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Driver Bubba Wallace, front left, and team owner Richard Petty, front right, stand for the National Anthem in the pits of the Talladega Superspeedway prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Monday June 22, 2020. In an extraordinary act of solidarity with…

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Impatience grows for cops’ arrests in Breonna Taylor’s death

June 25, 2020

By DYLAN LOVAN LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The outcry has reverberated for weeks online and at demonstrations nationwide: Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor. But three months after plainclothes detectives serving a warrant busted into her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment and shot the 26-year-old Black woman to death, only one of the three officers who…

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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

June 25, 2020

Photo: Mary W. Jackson/NASA WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research…

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3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

June 25, 2020

By KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA (AP) — Three white men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man fatally shot while running in a suburban neighborhood near Georgia’s coast. Prosecutor Joyette Holmes announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr….

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NC governor orders removal of Confederate statues in Raleigh

June 22, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Crews on Saturday removed two Confederate statues outside the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh on order of the governor, the morning after protesters toppled two nearby statues. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who has long advocated removing the statues, said in a news release that removing the statues was a public-safety…

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NASCAR rallies around Wallace as FBI investigates noose

June 22, 2020

By JENNA FRYER Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat…

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What Supreme Court? Trump’s HHS pushes LGBT health rollback despite ruling

June 20, 2020

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Friday moved forward with a rule that rolls back health care protections for transgender people, even as the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services was published in the Federal Register, the…

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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus mourns Dominique Fells

June 19, 2020

Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus today mourned the death of Dominque Fells, a Black trans woman who was murdered in Philadelphia this week and called for greater emphasis on addressing the growing crisis of violence against Black transgender people. “The transgender community has faced unspeakable violence for too long. Their stories have been…

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