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Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

May 31, 2021

By PETER SMITH Photo: In this May 28, 2021, photo, Rev. Robert R.A. Turner, pastor of the historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, looks at a stained glass window while giving a tour of the church to a missionary around centennial commemorations of the Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla. Only the basement remained of…

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GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

May 28, 2021

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates last week’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests over racial injustice.(AP…

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Peter Wentz Farmstead selected as national Underground Railroad historic site

May 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Peter Wentz Farmstead  (Photo/www.montcopa.org) NORRISTOWN, Pa. –  On May 20, Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites announced that the Peter Wentz Farmstead has been officially recognized by the National Parks Service (NPS) as a “National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program” historic site. The Farmstead will be included on an NPS map…

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Minnesota AG’s office to prosecute case in Daunte Wright’s death

May 21, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Friday that his office will lead the prosecution of a former suburban police officer who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who is white, fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, on April 11. The city’s police chief,…

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Mobile vaccination team to visit municipalities throughout Delaware County

May 21, 2021

The Delaware County Council and the Delaware County COVID-19 Task Force are partnering with municipalities throughout the county to launch the Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Beginning on Monday, May 17, and over the next six weeks, members of the COVID-19 Task Force will hold small COVID-19 vaccination clinics in municipalities across Delaware County. Most municipalities…

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NY attorney general says Trump Org probe is now criminal investigation

May 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Letitia James  (Photo by Matthew Cohen/Wikipedia) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general’s office said Tuesday that it is conducting a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business empire, expanding what had previously been a civil probe. “We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the company is no…

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Prosecutor finds deputies justified in shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

May 18, 2021

By BEN FINLEY and JONATHAN DREW ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday that sheriff’s deputies were justified in fatally shooting Andrew Brown Jr. because he struck a deputy with his car and nearly ran him over while ignoring commands to show his hands and get out of the vehicle. District…

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ABOVE PHOTO: A protester holds signs in support of a supervised injection sites in Philadelphia. On Tuesday,...

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