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5:39 PM / Wednesday August 5, 2020

Week In Review

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok’s US business

August 2, 2020

By TALI ARBEL and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of…

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Breonna Taylor featured on historic September cover of Oprah Magazine

August 1, 2020

For the first time in 20 years, Oprah will not be featured on the cover of her magazine. Instead, Winfrey has placed Breonna Taylor on the cover in her place to bring attention to the tragic murder of Breonna. “What I know for sure: We can’t be silent,” said Winfrey. Winfrey made the announcement on…

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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Former presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. A post on Cain’s Twitter account on Thursday, July 30, 2020 announced the death. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) By Lisa J. Adams Wagner ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential…

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Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A For Rent sign hangs on a closed shop during the coronavirus pandemic in Miami Beach, Fla. Having endured what was surely a record-shattering slump last quarter, the U.S. economy faces a dim outlook as a resurgent coronavirus intensifies doubts about the likelihood of any sustained recovery the rest of the year. (AP…

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UN: US protesters, journalists need their rights protected

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A medic treats Black Lives Matter protester Lacey Wambalaba after exposure to chemical irritants deployed by federal officers at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Friday, zJuly 24, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/ Noah Berger) GENEVA (AP) — Protesters and journalists in U.S. cities including Portland, Oregon, must be able…

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Black woman found hanged in White roommate’s garage

July 25, 2020

20-year-old Gloria Bambo, a South African citizen who lived in Mckinney, Texas was found hanging in her White roommate’s garage on July 12. Her body was hanging in the garage for 3 days before she was discovered by her White male roommate. The roommate insists there was no foul play and that Gloria was bipolar….

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Mississippi politico, civil rights figure Charles Evers dies

July 24, 2020

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS ASSOCIATED PRESS  JACKSON, Miss. — Charles Evers, who led an eclectic life as a civil rights leader, onetime purveyor of illegal liquor in Chicago, history-making Black mayor in deeply segregated Mississippi and contrarian with connections to prominent national Democrats and Republicans, died Wednesday. He was 97. Evers — who was the…

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Obituary: Rev. C.T. Vivian, key civil rights leader, 95

July 24, 2020

ABOBE PHOTO: In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Civil Rights Movement pioneer Rev. C.T. Vivian preaches during a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in Knoxville, Tenn.( Paul Efird/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) By Desiree Seals And Michael Warren ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA — The Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and…

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How the Black Lives Matter generation remembers John Lewis

July 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Washington DC,SUA-U.S. Representative John Lewis poses for a photo at Black Lives Matter plaza in Washington DC (Editorial credit: ArtphotoVideo / Shutterstock) By Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS Of all the ways that John Lewis influenced American life and politics, his indelible impact on young people may be among the most enduring. From student…

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Remembering John Lewis, civil rights icon and ‘American hero’

July 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File) By Calvin Woodward ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — People paid great heed to John…

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