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Florida clears Groveland Four of 1949 rape of white woman

November 22, 2021

By TERRY SPENCER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Monday officially exonerated four young African American men of the false accusation that they raped a white woman seven decades ago, making partial and belated amends for one of the greatest miscarriages of justice of Florida’s Jim Crow era. At the request of the…

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Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings

November 19, 2021

By MICHAEL TARM, SCOTT BAUER and AMY FORLITI KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S. Rittenhouse, 18, began to choke up, fell to the floor and…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Two charged in shots outside game that killed girl, wounded 4

November 19, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  MEDIA, Pa.  — Authorities have announced charges in the death of an 8-year-old girl hit by gunfire that also wounded four other people outside a high school football game near Philadelphia this summer — shots officials say almost certainly came mostly from police officers. The Delaware County district attorney’s office said Wednesday that…

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2 men to be cleared in 1965 assassination of Malcolm X

November 17, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared Thursday after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing of one of the United States’ most formidable fighters for civil rights, Manhattan’s top prosecutor said Wednesday. Prosecutors now say authorities withheld evidence that…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Local Democrats warn party: Growing Republican wave is real

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Patrice Tisdale, who ran unsuccessfully for magisterial district judge, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New Hope, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. With Democrats still reeling from their worst off-year election since perhaps 2009, the political focus immediately shifts to a much more consequential midterm election season next year, when control…

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South Africa’s last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, dies

November 11, 2021

By ANDREW MELDRUM and CARA ANNA JOHANNESBURG (AP) — F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died aged 85. Frederik Willem de Klerk died after a battle against cancer at his home in…

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Attorney: Texas A&M student injured at Astroworld dies

November 11, 2021

Above Photo: Bharti Shahani, (Facebook) By JUAN LOZANO HOUSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old college senior who was critically injured at the Astroworld festival in Houston has died, the family’s lawyer said Thursday, making her the 9th person to die in a crowd surge after fans pushed toward the stage during a performance by headliner Travis…

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US lifts pandemic travel ban, opens doors to visitors

November 8, 2021

By JOHN LEICESTER and TRAVIS LOLLER CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT, France (AP) — The U.S. lifted restrictions Monday on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe, allowing tourists to make long-delayed trips and family members to reconnect with loved ones after more than a year and a half…

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Congress’ passage of his $1 trillion infrastructure package

November 6, 2021

By ALAN FRAM and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday hailed Congress’ passage of his $1 trillion infrastructure package as a “monumental step forward for the nation” after fractious fellow Democrats resolved a months-long standoff in their ranks to seal the deal. “Finally, infrastructure week,” a beaming Biden told reporters. “I’m…

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