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12:37 AM / Sunday March 7, 2021

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9th militia suspect denies he was involved in any plot

April 1, 2010

A Michigan man authorities accuse of being a “heavy gunner” for a Midwest Christian militia denies involvement in any plot to overthrow the government, his attorney says, and she plans to present evidence to prove he’s different from his fellow defendants.

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White militia: “Patriot” groups, surge in number in past year

April 1, 2010

The number of extremist groups in the United States exploded in 2009 as militias and other groups steeped in wild, anti-government conspiracy theories exploited populist anger across the country and infiltrated the mainstream, according to a report issued recently by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

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Black Alabamans angry over Davis’ no vote

March 27, 2010

Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, who is attempting to become that state’s first black governor, was the lone Congressional Black Caucus member who voted against health care reform last Sunday night championed by President Barack Obama, sparking local and national criticism.

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How do you disenfranchise 1 in 8 black men?

March 27, 2010

Over the last two centuries, other voting prohibitions have fallen one by one as what was originally a privilege enjoyed only by white men of property was grudgingly recognized as a basic American right.

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Few blacks serve in top U.S. diplomatic posts

March 27, 2010

The State Department has fallen short in its efforts to promote African Americans to key frontline diplomatic posts, department officials and diplomats said, despite efforts to increase diversity under two black secretaries of State and a black president.

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Ex-Detroit councilwoman gets 37 months for bribery

March 21, 2010

A former Detroit city councilwoman was sentenced to more than three years in prison last Wednesday for bribery after a federal judge refused to set aside her guilty plea during a stormy court hearing dominated by a dispute over evidence of other payoffs.

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Lesbian Sgt. discharged after cops tell military

March 21, 2010

The 28-year-old’s honorable discharge under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy came only after police officers in Rapid City, S.D., saw an Iowa marriage certificate in her home and told the nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base.

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‘I do’ in DC: Same-sex couples wed in Washington

March 14, 2010

One bride wore a knee-length lace dress and pearls. The other bride wore a yellow shirt and white suit. And when a pastor pronounced them “partners in life this day and for always” last Tuesday, they hugged and smiled in front of wedding guests and nearly a dozen TV cameras and reporters.

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Recent News

Local

Students to return to Philadelphia Public Schools on rolling schedule beginning March 8

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The City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia School District and union officials have announced that PreK through second-grade...

Entertainment

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Seniors

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Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of March 7, 2021

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All Signs: Neptune is the planet of dreams, inspiration and imagination as well as illusion, confusion and...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff