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NAACP president to Donald Trump — ‘We are more American than you ever could be,’ says politicians need to earn Black vote

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi delivering her speech to the NAACP Convention. NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson delivered a galvanizing speech to members, delegates and supporters of the NAACP at the opening plenary session of the 110th National Convention. Focusing on the state of politics in the U.S., President Johnson reminded the crowd that Black…

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NYPD judge recommends firing officer in Eric Garner death

August 2, 2019

By MICHAEL R. SISAK NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative judge on Friday recommended firing the New York City police officer accused of using a chokehold in the 2014 death of an unarmed black man whose dying pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against alleged police brutality. Soon after the recommendation became…

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NAACP calls on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: President Johnson delivering his keynote speech at the opening plenary session.  (Photo credit: NAACP official website) DETROIT – During rousing remarks from Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), the NAACP national delegation voted on a resolution for the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate Articles of Impeachment for Donald J. Trump during the 110th NAACP…

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Biden’s full embrace of Obama health law has political risks

August 2, 2019

By Bill Barrow ASSOCIATED PRESS Joe Biden had just rolled out his health care plan when he made what could be a fateful pledge to a crowd in Iowa: “If you like your health care plan or your employer-based plan, you can keep it.” The remark echoed assurances President Barack Obama made repeatedly as he…

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Key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Congressional testimony

July 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Meuller testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Michael Balsamo WASHINGTON— Robert Mueller refused to play the part. Not for Republicans and not for Democrats. In back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee,…

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Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse

July 26, 2019

Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert at the University of California at Berkeley, gestures as he views video clips in his office (AP Photo/Ben Margot) By Beatrice Dupuy and Barbara Ortutay  ASSOCIATED PRESS Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted plenty of attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem for the…

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AP Was There: Man walks on the moon

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This is the official crew portrait of the Apollo 11 astronauts. Pictured from left to right are: Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, Module Pilot; Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot. (Photo Credit: NASA ) By John Barbour associated press SPACE CENTER, Houston — This story was first published after NASA astronauts Neil…

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The Black Women of NASA — Celebrating their early contributions to the space race

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility, originally founded in 1993 to contribute to the safety and success of NASA’s highest-profile missions, was renamed in honor of human computer and storied NASA icon Katherine Johnson. The redesignation was marked with a ceremony on July 2 at the facility, in Fairmont, West Virginia. The renaming…

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