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1:41 AM / Saturday January 29, 2022

Week In Review

Blocked Boulder assault-weapons ban renews gun law questions

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A makeshift fence stands around the parking lot outside a King Soopers grocery store where a mass shooting took place a day earlier in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) By Lindsay Whitehurst ASSOCIATED PRESS  SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly three years before a gunman walked into a crowded supermarket…

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Janey becomes 1st woman, person of color to be Boston mayor

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Boston City Council President Kim Janey at Boston City Hall. When Mayor Marty Walsh is confirmed in 2021as President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Labor, Janey will be Boston’s interim mayor, the first time the office will be held by a Black woman. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP) By Steve Leblanc ASSOCIATED…

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Child border crossings surging, straining US facilities

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Migrant children and teenagers from the southern border of the United State wait to be processed after entering the site of a temporary holding facility Sunday, March 14, 2021 south of Midland, Texas. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP) By Ben Fox And Elliot Spagat ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — A surge of migrants on…

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Atlanta-area shootings leave 8 dead, many of Asian descent

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Authorities investigate a fatal shooting at a massage parlor, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Acworth, Ga. Officials say 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, of Woodstock, Georgia, has been captured hours after multiple people were killed in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) By Kate Brumback ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA (AP) —…

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Federal look into Breonna Taylor’s death casts a wider net

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters march in Louisville, Ky. The three Louisville police officers who fired their guns in the fatal raid at Breonna Taylor’s apartment avoided homicide charges. But an ongoing federal probe could expand beyond the officers who conducted the raid. The warrant that sent the police to Taylor’s home a year ago and how…

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Governments delay access to public records during pandemic

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Keri Mitchell, executive editor of the Dallas Free Press, poses for a photo in south Dallas, Monday, March 8, 2021. Mitchell submitted records requests to the Dallas school district that took months to resolve because of the pandemic. The Dallas Independent School District suspended all records requests for seven months while its employees…

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‘Monumental day’: Indian Country reacts to Deb Haaland vote

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., listens during the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on her nomination to be Interior secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some Republican senators labeled Haaland “radical” over her calls to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and address climate change, and said that could hurt rural America…

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Judge OKs 3rd-degree murder charge for ex-cop in Floyd death

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listen as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., in the trial of Chauvin, who is accused in the May 25,…

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Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, dies at 85

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Vernon Jordan (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) By Jeff Martin And Errin Haines ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died at the age of 85. His niece, Ann…

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Water crisis continues in Mississippi, weeks after cold snap

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Mississippi Army National Guard Sgt. Chase Toussaint, right, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Riley, both with the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site of Camp Shelby, fill 5-gallon water drums with non-potable water, Monday, March 1, 2021, at a Jackson, Miss., water distribution site on the New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church parking lot. Water…

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