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White supremacist gets life for running down black man

April 17, 2019

Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A white supremacist who ran down and killed a young black man in Oregon two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 28 years. Russell Courtier’s sentencing came after jurors in March found Courtier, 40, guilty of murder, hit-and-run driving and the…

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Justice Department expects to release Russia report Thursday

April 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump-Russia investigation public Thursday morning, a spokeswoman said Monday. The redacted report would be sent to Congress and also made available to the public, Kerri Kupec said. Special counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded his investigation…

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Suspect arrested in ‘suspicious’ fires at Black churches

April 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Firefighters and fire investigators respond to a fire at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Opelousas, La. Authorities in southern Louisiana are investigating a string of “suspicious” fires at three African American churches in recent days. Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said it wasn’t clear whether the fires in St….

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump mocks migrants, retreats on health care

April 12, 2019

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Playing migrants for laughs in a speech to lobbyists and donors, President Donald Trump characterized people trying to get into the U.S. as a horde of beefy men who fake hard-luck stories, so softies in the immigration system will let them in. His shtick caused…

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NABJ mourns the loss of distinguished educator, journalist Lorraine Branham

April 5, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is mourning the loss of longtime member, friend and journalism educator Lorraine Branham, Syracuse University’s journalism school dean. Branham passed today after a battle with cancer. She was 66 and a Philadelphia native. Branham has impacted the lives of thousands of journalists and, according to Syracuse, took…

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2020 Democrats in mad dash for donors to make debate stage

April 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) officially launched her presidential campaign today, giving a speech outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City. By Bill Barrow, Hunter Woodall and Sara Burnett associated press The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on…

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Lightfoot, begins life as Chicago’s mayor-elect, first Black woman mayor in city’s history

April 3, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago’s mayoral election (all times local): Chicago’s new mayor-elect plans to start her day greeting voters downtown before attending a unity news conference with her opponent in Tuesday’s election. Lori Lightfoot will meet with commuters Wednesday morning at a Chicago Transit Authority train station. The former federal prosecutor will…

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Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Marchers hold posters depicting Antwon Rose II as they gather near the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The group called for justice the day after former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was acquitted in the homicide trial where he was charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Antwon…

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NAACP calls for full release of Mueller report, Barr summary not enough

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Derrick Johnson The following statement was issued by Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP: “Attorney General William Barr’s principal conclusions submitted to Congress today raise more questions than answers. The American people deserve to see the full report and findings from the investigation, not just a summary from Trump’s hand-picked Attorney…

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