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Gen. Lee statue comes down in former Confederate capital

September 9, 2021

By SARAH RANKIN and DENISE LAVOIE RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee that towered over Richmond for generations was taken down, cut into pieces and hauled away Wednesday, as the former capital of the Confederacy erased the last of the Civil War figures that once defined its most prominent thoroughfare….

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Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law, what has changed

September 8, 2021

By ACACIA CORONADO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sweeping changes to Texas’ election code that GOP Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday make it harder — sometimes even legally riskier — to cast a ballot in the state, which already has some of the nation’s most restrictive voting laws. Here’s a…

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Amazon to open 2 cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year

September 8, 2021

By JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK (AP) — There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year: the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, said Wednesday that it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting shoppers grab what they need and…

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L&I announces $4 million In industry partnership grants available for job training

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Dept. of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier (Photo/pa.gov) Continuing to support Pennsylvania’s economic recovery from the pandemic and build a stronger workforce, Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier recently announced the availability of $4 million in Industry Partnership grants. The funding encourages collaboration among businesses to upskill workers to meet the…

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Death toll rises after Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Water floods a street Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Bridgeville, Pa. Pennsylvanians braced for downpours and high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, with forecasters warning that creeks, streams and rivers would be inundated across the state’s southern tier. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) By David Porter And Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED  PRESS …

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White man who accosted Black NBC News reporter on-air arrested and charged

September 2, 2021

From NPR: Members of the public helped identify Benjamin Eugene Dagley of Wooster, Ohio, according to police in Gulfport, Mississippi. Dagley is charged with four criminal counts, including two counts of simple assault, one of disturbing the peace and another of violating an emergency curfew, according to the Gulfport Police Department.

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Ida remnants pound Northeast with rain, flooding, tornadoes

September 2, 2021

By DAVID PORTER and MARK SCOLFORO NEW YORK (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through the mid-Atlantic states Wednesday with at least two tornadoes, heavy winds and drenching rains that collapsed the roof of a U.S. Postal Service building, left cars and roads underwater and sent garbage floating through the streets of New…

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Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death

September 1, 2021

By COLLEEN SLEVIN DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted three officers and two paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was put in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative two years ago in suburban Denver. The 23-year-old’s death gained widespread attention during…

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Elijah McClain’s mother reflects on 2 years since his death

August 31, 2021

By ALLISON SHERRY DENVER (AP) — After years of homelessness and scraping by for six children, Sheneen McClain’s life has condensed down to an almost singular mission: defending her late son’s name while quietly fighting to reform the police. It’s been two years since McClain’s son, Elijah, went out for iced tea on Aug. 24,…

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Americans still stranded in Afghanistan after US military departure

August 31, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, speaks at a ceremony where he relinquished his command, at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 12, 2021. The United States is a step closer to ending a 20-year military presence that became known as its “forever war,” as Taliban…

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