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Week In Review

Justices toss decision in media mogul’s discrimination case

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Byron Allen (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling in favor of a Black media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast alleging racial discrimination. The justices agreed unanimously that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business…

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Civil rights activist and Emmett Till relative dies at 50

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Airickca Gordon-Taylor By Sophia Tareen ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — Airickca Gordon-Taylor, a relative of Emmett Till who spent her life educating others about the black teenage lynching victim’s legacy through her foundation, died at age 50, according to family members. Gordon-Taylor, of suburban Chicago, died early Saturday, hours after a hospital stay. She…

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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

March 27, 2020

By Andrew Taylor, Lisa Mascaro And Jonathan Lemire ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed $2 trillion pandemic response…

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Trump’s economic aid could approach $1T, senators say

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mike Mastrian, Director of the Senate Radio and Television Gallery, cleans down the podium before a news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) By Lisa Mascaro And Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is asking…

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Missouri NAACP calls for top election official to resign

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mayor Quinton Lucas By Summer Ballentine ASSOCIATED PRESS  COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri NAACP last Friday called for the state’s top election official to step down in part over his criticism of the Kansas City mayor, who complained about issues voting during this week’s presidential primary. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, who is…

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Ex-governor’s candidate in Florida says he’s entering rehab

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Andrew Gillum ASSOCIATED PRESS  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillum disclosed last Sunday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility, saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse after losing his bid for the state’s highest post. The Democrat’s statement came days after Gillum was named in…

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With spreading virus comes fears and lots of stockpiling

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – A customer walks past mostly empty shelves that normally hold toilet paper and paper towels at a Costco store in Teterboro, N.J. Legions of nervous hoarders are stocking up on canned goods, frozen dinners, toilet paper, and cleaning products. Such hoarding that’s expected to last for weeks has created big challenges…

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60 years later, ‘An Appeal for Human Rights’ still resonates

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this March 4, 2020 photo, Roslyn Pope shows her Spelman College yearbook at her home in Atlanta. As a 21-year-old Spelman senior in March 1960, Pope wrote “An Appeal for Human Rights,” a document that made the case for the Atlanta Student Movement, a nonviolent campaign of boycotts and sit-ins by Black…

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Virus death rate still uncertain as mild cases are missed

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: An ambulance worker adjusts her protective mask as she wheels a stretcher into a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash. Health officials reported two cases of COVID-19 virus connected to the Life Care Center of Kirkland….

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