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7:29 PM / Friday June 18, 2021

Week In Review

‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

June 18, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court preserved insurance coverage for millions of Americans Thursday, rejecting the third major challenge to the national health care law known as “Obamacare.” The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals…

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Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This updated handout photo provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 shows a signed copy of Emancipation Proclamation. The Library, in Springfield, Ill., will mark Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, by displaying the rare signed copy of the Emancipation…

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Teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – A police body camera shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier, third from right filming, as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes in Minneapolis. Frazier, the teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of Floyd…

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Pressure mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, May 23, 2019 file photo, Walter Hussman Jr., publisher of the statewide newspaper the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, explains to members of the Hope, Arkansas Rotary Club how to access and use the paper’s digital replica on an iPad in Hope, Ark. Walter Hussman Jr. a major University of North Carolina donor…

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State GOP lawmakers try to limit teaching about race, racism

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Betty Sawyer joins educators and community activists in protesting Utah lawmakers’ plans to pass resolutions encouraging a ban of critical race theory concepts outside of the Capitol in Salt Lake City as both supporters and counter protesters stand behind her. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP) By Bryan Anderson ASSOCIATED PRESS  RALEIGH, N.C….

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‘Leave the building’: Texas walkout escalates voting battles

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas NAACP, left, shakes hands with State Rep. Ron Reynolds, D – Missouri City, after they spoke at a news conference against Senate Bill 7, known as the Election Integrity Protection Act, at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Sunday May 30, 2021. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)…

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Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, delivers a statement to the press in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem, on Monday, May 31, 2021. (Debbie Hill/Pool via AP) By Josef Federman ASSOCIATED PRESS  JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents on Wednesday announced they have reached a deal to…

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More than 200 bodies found at Indigenous school in Canada

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A plaque is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. (Andrew Snucins/The Canadian Press via AP)…

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‘I’m scared’: AP obtains video of deadly arrest of Black man

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Family members of Ronald Greene listen to speakers as demonstrators gather for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Body camera video obtained by The Associated Press shows Louisiana state troopers stunning, punching and dragging the Black man…

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