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1:41 AM / Saturday January 29, 2022

Week In Review

Despite racial reckoning, state efforts stall on reparations

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, wears a face mask as she calls on lawmakers to create a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans, during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African-Americans, particularly…

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Student’s Snapchat profanity leads to high court speech case

April 30, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Fourteen-year-old Brandi Levy was having that kind of day where she just wanted to scream. So, she did, in a profanity-laced posting on Snapchat that has, improbably, ended up before the Supreme Court in the most significant case on student speech in more than 50 years. At issue…

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Raul Castro confirms he’s resigning, ending long era in Cuba

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Feb. 8, 1986 file photo, Cuban President Fidel Castro, left, joins hands with his younger brother Raul Castro, chief of the Cuban Armed Forces and first vice president, after the two were reelected during the 3rd Cuban Communist Party Congress session in Havana, Cuba. For most of his life, Raul Castro…

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In death, long after loss, Mondale’s liberal legacy stands

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale, center, and his running mate Geraldine Ferraro, right, wave from the podium at the conclusion of the final session of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, July 19, 1984, San Francisco, Calif. In background are Mondales children, from left: Eleanor Mondale, Ted Mondale and William Mondale. (AP Photo) By…

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Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, following the Queen’s coronation at Westminster Abbey (June 2, 1953). Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99. (AP Photo/Leslie Priest, File) By Jill Lawless ASSOCIATED PRESS  LONDON…

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AP-NORC poll: Majority in US back easier voter registration

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Nov. 6, 2020 file photo, ballots are counted at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) By Christina A. Cassidy and Hannah Fingerhut ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrats’ proposals to overhaul voting in the U.S. won solid — although not overwhelming —…

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US Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84; was impeached as judge

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., speaks during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hastings, the longtime Congressman from Florida has died after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. The Palm Beach County Democrat died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, according to his chief of…

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Floyd’s family takes its seat in ex-officer’s murder trial

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, speaks during a prayer service at Greater Friendship Missionary Church, as The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, his brother Philonise Floyd and attorney Ben Crump, right, place their hands on his back, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) By Steve Karnowski ASSOCIATED PRESS …

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EXPLAINER: Video dominates trial in George Floyd’s death

April 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image from Minneapolis city surveillance video, Minneapolis police are seen attempting to take George Floyd into custody May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn. The video was shown as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Monday, March 29, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, in the death of…

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Georgia Gov. Kemp signs GOP election bill amid an outcry

April 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, applauds as Rep. Bee Nguyen, D-Atlanta, speaks in opposition of SB 202 in the House Chambers during a legislative session at the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Thursday, March 25, 2021. The Georgia state House has passed legislation brought by Republicans that could lead to a sweeping overhaul…

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