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5:31 AM / Monday July 22, 2019

Week In Review

Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gwen Carr, mother of chokehold victim Eric Garner, speaks outside the U.S. Attorney’s office, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, as Rev. Al Sharpton listens, center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)  By Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak, Colleen Long and Tom Hays associated press NEW YORK — After years of silence,…

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Man arrested in slaying of 75-year-old community activist

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sadie Roberts-Joseph By Chevel Johnson and Rebecca Santana ASSOCIATED PRESS The suspect in the slaying of a community leader who founded Baton Rouge’s African American history museum was a tenant who owed her back rent, authorities said Tuesday. Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, city Police…

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Leave the U.S., Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

July 19, 2019

ABOV EPHOTO: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (D-NY) By Jonathan Lemire and Calvin Woodward ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women…

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John Paul Stevens emerged as Supreme Court’s leading liberal

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at the White House May 29, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  Stevens died Tuesday at the age of 99. (Photo: Shutterstock) By Mark Sherman and Connie Cass associated press WASHINGTON— John Paul Stevens moved left as the…

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Artist’s Juneteenth doodle might have landed him Google job

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Columbus digital artist Davian Chester poses for a portrait outside of his home in Columbus, Georgia on July 1, 2019, with a Google Doodle he made for Juneteenth. Now, he might have a job with the tech giant. (Nick Wooten/Ledger-Enquirer via AP) By Nick Wooten Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/AP COLUMBUS, Ga. –Columbus digital artist Davian…

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Kamala Harris on race and electability in 2020

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Kamala Harris (Photo: Shutterstock) By Errin Haines Whack associated press NEW ORLEANS — Kamala Harris can’t forget the older Black woman she met in Iowa while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama before the state’s 2008 caucus. “I remember her saying to me, ‘They’re not going to let him win,’” Harris recalled….

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Stevie Wonder says he’s getting a kidney transplant in fall

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Stevie Wonder (Photo: Shutterstock) By Gregory Katz Associated Press LONDON — Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing “Superstition” at the end of…

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Flint hears from prosecutors who dropped water charges

July 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bottled water distribution by National Guard at Fire Station 6 in downtown Flint, January 23, 2016. By David Eggert associated press FLINT, Mich. — Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal explained their decision in a public forum Friday night, telling frustrated, shocked and saddened residents they must…

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Life sentence for killing at Charlottesville protest

July 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Susan Bro, front, mother of Heather Heyer, talks to the media in front of Charlottesville Circuit Court after a jury recommended life plus 419 years for James Alex Fields Jr. for the death of Heyer as well as several other charges related to the Unite the Right rally in 2017 in Charlottesville, Va.,…

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Migrant: Young family ignored advice against border swim

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rosa Ramirez sobs as she shows journalists toys that belonged to her nearly 2-year-old granddaughter Valeria in her home in San Martin, El Salvador, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The drowned bodies of Ramirez’s son, 25-year-old Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his daughter were located Monday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande,…

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