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John Lewis funeral to be held at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist

July 23, 2020

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ATLANTA (AP) — The funeral for the late civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis will be held Thursday at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once led. Lewis’ family announced that the funeral will be private, but the public is invited to pay tribute over…

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The Policeman’s Friend

July 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mike Pence (Shutterstock) Vice President Mike Pence came to the Fraternal Order of Police’s headquarters last Friday to let the police know where he stands with them. By Denise Clay Last Friday was going to be a big night at the Fraternal Order of Police building in Northeast Philadelphia, no matter what. The…

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Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

July 16, 2020

By AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police…

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Justices rule states can bind presidential electors’ votes

July 10, 2020

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in Washington state and Colorado just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and…

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Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes

July 9, 2020

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in…

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Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 6th congressional district, speaks to the crowd gathered for Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Among them is Lake,…

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Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention

July 2, 2020

By AARON MORRISON NEW YORK (AP) — Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. The…

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Access to ballot, seal of democracy’s covenant, under attack

June 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 16, 2020, file photo, a voter casts their ballot at a polling station inside the Brooklyn Museum as early voting continues in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo: John Minchillo, File) By Michael Tackett ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The ballot is deployed to replace the bullet, to decide…

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Biden’s VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, from left, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, watches as then-candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. Biden’s search for a running mate is…

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Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims

June 11, 2020

In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded Republican campaign that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in-voting. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) By Brian…

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