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7:45 PM / Thursday May 28, 2020

Week In Review

Study: World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak

May 22, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 26, 2020 file photo, empty lanes of the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway that leads to downtown Los Angeles is seen during the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) By Seth Borenstein ASSOCIATED PRESS  KENSINGTON, Maryland  — The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by…

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Historically Black colleges work to help students amid virus

May 22, 2020

By Travis Loller ASSOCIATED PRESS  NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt herself as several colleges rejected her. Then Bennett, a small historically Black women’s college in North Carolina, saw Johnson’s potential and…

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With camps shut, families face summer in the great indoors

May 22, 2020

By Gillian Flaccus ASSOCIATED PRESS  Welcome to summer in the great indoors. Parents around the country are learning their children’s summer camps will be canceled, delayed or moved online as the fallout from the coronavirus seeps into another facet of American life. From New Hampshire to California, camps and parents are scrambling as Zoom campfires…

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Local prosecutors under investigation in Georgia slaying

May 15, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: People react during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Friday, May 8, 2020 in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) By Jeff Martin And Russ Bynum ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA — The Georgia prosecutors who first handled the fatal shooting of a Black man, before charges were filed more than two months…

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City officials in Mississippi propose ‘Ida B. Wells Street’

May 15, 2020

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) —  City officials in Mississippi have proposed to fully name a street after suffragette and civil rights icon Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Wells-Barnett was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize last week for her reporting on the lynching of African Americans during the Jim Crow era. Now city council members in Tupelo are looking…

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In close-knit Navajo Nation communities, virus takes hold

May 15, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign for Navajo Drive is seen against a cloud-darkened Sentinel Mesa in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah on the Navajo Reservation on April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By Felicia Fonseca And Tim Sullivan ASSOCIATED PRESS  TUBA CITY, Arizona  — The virus arrived on the reservation in early March, carried in from Tucson, doctors…

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US census stirs uncertainty for those displaced by virus

May 15, 2020

By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS  ORLANDO, Fla.  —  It’s not meant to be a trick question, but many filling out their 2020 U.S. census form struggle to answer: How many people were staying at your home on April 1? The pandemic has fostered sudden, unexpected dislocation, making a typically easy question confusing for the newly…

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Lawsuit challenges Alabama voting rules during pandemic

May 8, 2020

By Kim Chandler ASSOCIATED PRESS  MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — A lawsuit filed last Friday challenges Alabama’s election procedures by arguing that restrictions on absentee ballots and a lack of other voting methods jeopardize the health of voters — especially older voters, Black voters, and voters with disabilities — during the coronavirus outbreak. The lawsuit filed by…

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Washington state warns of Asian giant hornet sightings

May 8, 2020

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The Washington state Department of Agriculture started hunting for Asian giant hornets after two confirmed sightings of the predator. The confirmed sightings in December were accompanied by two unconfirmed but probable sightings, The Skagit Valley Herald reported on April 12. The sightings were in Whatcom County along the state’s northern border….

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Pastor Alyn Waller’s road to recovery from COVID-19

May 8, 2020

By Thera Martin UPDATE 5/12/2020: Pastor Waller has been retested and is now negative for COVID-19 One of the scariest things that has come out in the news about the COVID-19 virus is that you can have it, but not even know it for quite a while.  That’s what happened to Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller,…

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May 22, 2020

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