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Week In Review

Made In America Festival takes over Philadelphia

September 9, 2012

Jay-Z and more than 30 of his musical friends, shut down the Ben Franklin Parkway for the first ever “Made in America Festival.” Officials from the City of Philadelphia, Live Nation and the Police Department stated days before the two-day festival, that it would be something like a “small city” inside.

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Michelle Obama undressed: Lost in translation or just racist?

September 3, 2012

On newsstands across Spain, Michelle Obama can be seen gracing the August 2012 cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, a lifestyle supplement to the newspaper Expansión. She is seated on a chair draped in the American flag, partially nude in slave attire, complete with one of Aunt Jemima’s chicer headscarves.

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Voter ID law upheld

August 17, 2012

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson denied a requested temporary injunction to the state’s new Voter ID law. Under the law, which was passed this spring, voters would be required to show state-issued identification in order for their vote to count on Election Day.

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Motive sought after seven slain at Wis. Sikh temple

August 13, 2012

As worshippers prayed and meditated at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday morning, about a dozen women were preparing food in the temple kitchen for a post-service meal that is open to community members, regardless of religious affiliation.

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Florida, Texas, Alabama challenge 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 13, 2012

A record five federal lawsuits filed this year challenge the constitutionality of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act. The 1965 statute prevents many state and local governments from enacting new voter ID requirements, redistricting plans and similar proposals on grounds that the changes would disenfranchise minorities.

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Key role for Bill Clinton at Democratic convention

August 8, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer’s Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forceful case for President Barack Obama’s re-election and his economic vision for the country, several Obama campaign and Democratic party officials said Sunday.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. in Mayo Clinic for depression

August 8, 2012

Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose whereabouts haven’t been disclosed since he quietly took a medical leave from Congress several weeks ago, is being treated for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, according to a statement released by the hospital.

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Kofi Annan to step down as Syria envoy

August 8, 2012

Kofi Annan said Thursday he will step down from his high-profile role as special envoy for Syria at the end of the month, delivering blistering criticism of world powers’ failure to unite over the country’s escalating violence.

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff