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WNBA’s Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

August 4, 2022

By JIM HEINTZ KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between the two world…

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NAACP Denounces Sesame Place’s Treatment of Black Children and Demands Immediate Change

August 1, 2022

NAACP Denounces Sesame Place’s Treatment of Black Children and Demands Immediate Change Calls on Theme Park to “Bring Children Together, Not Divide Them” Bucks County, Pennsylvania – Numerous examples of Sesame Place characters ignoring Black children while engaging with children of other races have recently come to light. Such behavior undermines the confidence of Black…

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Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

July 28, 2022

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — A Baltimore family is suing a Sesame Street-themed amusement park for $25 million over claims of racial discrimination, alleging multiple costumed characters ignored a 5-year-old Black girl during a meet-and-greet event last month. The lawsuit comes in the wake of a video, shared widely on social media, showing two other Black…

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Two children diagnosed with monkeypox in U.S., officials say

July 22, 2022

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the U.S., health officials said Friday. One is a toddler in California and the other an infant who is not a U.S. resident but was tested while in Washington, D.C., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The…

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Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby defeated in primary

July 22, 2022

By BRIAN WITTE ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marilyn Mosby, a high-profile prosecutor who aligned herself with criminal justice reformers but ended up with legal problems of her own, has lost the Democratic primary for Baltimore state’s attorney to Ivan Bates, a defense attorney. Baltimore is heavily Democratic, and there is no Republican candidate in the…

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Fetterman absence raises stakes for Dems in key Senate race

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman visits with people attending a Democratic Party event for candidates to meet and collect signatures for ballot petitions for the upcoming Pennsylvania primary election, at the Steamfitters Technology Center in Harmony, Pa., March 4, 2022. The fate of the Democratic Party is intertwined in a pair of Pennsylvania…

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Ex-cop Lane gets 2 1/2 years on Floyd killing federal charge

July 21, 2022

By STEVE KARNOWSKI ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced former Minneapolis police Officer Thomas Lane to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, calling Lane’s role in the restraint that killed Floyd “a very serious offense in which a life was lost” but handing down a sentence well below…

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Michelle Obama’s book ‘The Light We Carry’ coming this fall

July 21, 2022

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama will have a book out thisall, “The Light We Carry,” in which she reflects upon her experiences and shares insights on navigating an increasingly stressful world. It’s the former first lady’s first entirely new work since the 2018 release of her acclaimed blockbuster “Becoming,” which has sold more than 17 million copies…

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Amazon sues admins of 10K Facebook groups over fake reviews

July 20, 2022

By HALELUYA HADERO Amazon has filed a lawsuit against administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups it accuses of coordinating fake reviews in exchange for money or free products. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday the Facebook groups were set up to recruit people “willing to post incentivized and misleading…

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Constitutional abortion amendment advances in Pennsylvania

July 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic leader Joanna McClinton, joins colleagues from the House and Senate Democratic Caucus’ at a joint news event to talk about the Roe vs. Wade overturning, and the future of abortion access in the Commonwealth.  (Photo/pahouse) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republican state senators outvoted impassioned Democratic opposition late Thursday…

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