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Former AP civil rights reporter Kathryn Johnson dies

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this May 1964 file photo, Associated Press journalist, Kathryn Johnson sits at her desk in Atlanta. Johnson, a trailblazing reporter for The Associated Press, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the age of 93, in Atlanta. Her intrepid coverage of the Civil Rights Movement and other major stories led to a string…

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Initial Findings from CSB concerning PES incident released

October 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Residents and industry workers share their thoughts on the future of the PES Refinery at a meeting of the The PES Refinery Advisory Group. (Photo: Rachael Warriner/shutterstock) WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 16, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released an initial report of the investigation into the incident at the…

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White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

October 18, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This June 2, 2017 file frame from video shows the Trump National Doral in Doral, Fla. The White House says it has chosen President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Miami as the site for next year’s Group of Seven summit. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it has…

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HBCU funding blocked by Senate Education Comittee Chair

October 18, 2019

By Charlene Crowell TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM Each year as families beam with pride at seeing a son, daughter or other  relative graduate from college, that achievement is nearly always the result of a family’s commitment to higher education. And when these institutions are among the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), that pride is…

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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

October 17, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor…

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GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

October 16, 2019

DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company’s U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers “major gains” for workers, was hammered out after months of bargaining but won’t bring…

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Some states honoring Indigenous People’s Day instead of Columbus

October 14, 2019

By Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to…

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Two suspects in custody, one sought in cop trial witness slaying

October 11, 2019

Shooting victim Botham Jean’s neighbor Joshua Brown, left, answers questions from Assistant District Attorney LaQuita Long, right, while pointing to a map of the South Side Flats where he lives, while testifying during the murder trial of former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, in Dallas. Authorities say that Brown was killed in a shooting Friday,…

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