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2:27 AM / Saturday July 4, 2020

Week In Review

‘Death By Racism’: Part of America’s DNA from the start?

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A boy holds a sign during a protest in downtown Los Angeles, Friday, May 29, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa) By Jerry Schwartz ASSOCIATED PRESS  Imagine, for a moment, that you are a Black man or woman living…

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11-year-old girl says racism behind white woman’s assault

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This photo provided by Attorney Justin T. Bamberg shows Skhylur Davis. A white woman is charged with assaulting Davis in what the child’s lawyer calls a racially motivated attack. Attorney Justin Bamberg says the woman accused Skhylur Davis of stealing her mail on May 11, 2020. (Justin T. Bamberg via AP) By Ritu…

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Mayor: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A chain portrait of George Floyd is part of the memorial for him, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near the site of the arrest of Floyd who died in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis after video shared online by a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as…

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In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long wait

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this file photo taken Wednesday May 20, 2020, South African National Defense Forces check the temperature of people near the Pan Africa taxi rank in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township. South Africa is struggling to balance its fight against the coronavirus with its dire need to resume economic activity. The country with the Africa’s…

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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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July 3, 2020

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