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6:39 PM / Tuesday September 21, 2021

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Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death

September 1, 2021

By COLLEEN SLEVIN DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted three officers and two paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was put in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative two years ago in suburban Denver. The 23-year-old’s death gained widespread attention during…

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Elijah McClain’s mother reflects on 2 years since his death

August 31, 2021

By ALLISON SHERRY DENVER (AP) — After years of homelessness and scraping by for six children, Sheneen McClain’s life has condensed down to an almost singular mission: defending her late son’s name while quietly fighting to reform the police. It’s been two years since McClain’s son, Elijah, went out for iced tea on Aug. 24,…

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Americans still stranded in Afghanistan after US military departure

August 31, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, speaks at a ceremony where he relinquished his command, at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 12, 2021. The United States is a step closer to ending a 20-year military presence that became known as its “forever war,” as Taliban…

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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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Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

August 30, 2021

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and…

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Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting rights

August 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Walter Carter, 74, of Woodbridge, Va., who attended the original March on Washington, attends 2020’s March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. By BRIAN SLODYSKO and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN WASHINGTON (AP)…

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Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead

August 26, 2021

By SAYED ZIARMAL HASHEMI, JILL LAWLESS and JON GAMBRELL KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a second explosion has gone off outside Kabul airport. The twin suicide attacks killed at least 13 people and wounded another 15. Americans were among those wounded. U.S. officials said that American personnel were wounded in the blast,…

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CIA head meets with Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

August 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Zabi Karimi) The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas…

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Proud Boys leader who burned BLM flag gets 5 months in jail

August 24, 2021

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER The leader of the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced to more than five months in jail on Monday for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington and bringing two high-capacity firearm magazines into the nation’s capital days shortly before…

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Hochul becomes NY’s first female governor as Cuomo exits

August 24, 2021

By MARINA VILLENEUVE ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy Hochul is now the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat from western New York was sworn in…

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