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5:22 AM / Wednesday January 20, 2021

Week In Review

NJ parents: Disabled girl was denied transplant

January 22, 2012

The girl’s mother, Chrissy Rivera, last week posted a blog entry that described an encounter she claimed happened at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She said she was there to discuss treatment for her daughter, Amelia, who was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome…

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Texas teen deported to Colombia reunites with mom

January 16, 2012

A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia in May after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was returned to the United States and remains at the center of an international mystery over how a minor could be sent to a country where she is not a citizen.

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Judge: Black church rightful owner of KKK store

January 8, 2012

A circuit judge ruled last month that New Beginnings Baptist Church is the rightful owner of the building that houses the Redneck Shop, which operates a so-called Klan museum and sells Klan robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs.

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Sculpture honoring Ida B. Wells to be built in Chicago

December 31, 2011

Now, to mark the 150th anniversary of Wells’ birth in 2012, an effort is under way to build a sculpture to honor her legacy. The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee is seeking $300,000 in donations after commissioning noted Chicago artist Richard Hunt to create the sculpture…

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Meet the Marine who asked Michelle Obama to the Ball

December 26, 2011

A United States Marine didn’t let a little thing like marriage stop him from asking the First Lady of the United States out on a date. It all went down during a Christmas giveaway to needy kids. Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron Leeks was standing near the matchbox cars when Michelle Obama…

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