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Week In Review

Rep. Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image from video released courtesy of The Root and G/O Media shows Rep. Ayanna Pressley in a video posted Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, announcing that she has gone bald due to alopecia. The freshman Massachusetts’ Democrat made a touching video for The Root, the African American-focused online magazine, in which she revealed…

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Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Michelle Carter leaves the Bristol County jail, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Dartmouth, Mass., after serving most of a 15-month manslaughter sentence for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in 2014. The 23-year-old, released three months early for good behavior, will serve five years of probation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) By Philip Marcelo…

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Magnitude 5.9 shock again rocks quake-stunned Puerto Rico

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Adripina Seda public school stands partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring others and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) By Danica Coto ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN…

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Lava gushes from volcano near Manila; tens of thousands flee

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A man walks along ash fall covered road as Taal Volcano continues to spew ash on Monday Jan. 13, 2020, in Tagaytay, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines. The small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and…

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Michael White Update: Bicycle deliveryman acquitted in fatal stabbing of developer

January 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Michael White PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury found a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman not guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications. The jury agreed that 22-year-old Michael White acted in self-defense in the July 2018 stabbing of 37-year-old Sean Schellenger…

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Castro’s exit is latest blow to diversity of 2020 field

January 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro waves as he takes the stage during the Power of our Pride Town Hall in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By Paul J. Weber And Corey Williams Associated Press  AUSTIN, Texas — The…

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Blowback: Iran abandons nuclear limits after US killing

January 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters chant anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration against the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, close to United States’ consulate in Istanbul, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Iran has vowed “harsh retaliation” for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed Soleimani, as tensions soar in the wake of the targeted killing….

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Some flee, others restock before Australian wildfires worsen

January 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image released Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, from the DELWP Gippland, shows massive smoke rising from wildfires burning in East Gippsland, Victoria. Thousands of tourists are fleeing Australia’s wildfire-ravaged eastern coast ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore further south. Cooler weather has aided…

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Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

January 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Julian Castro Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro has suspended his presidential campaign. The campaign issued the following statement to his supporters:  “I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve built together. We’ve accomplished so much together and made our mark on history.  We’ve stood up for the most vulnerable Americans — folks who are…

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US Rep John Lewis of Georgia says he has pancreatic cancer

January 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: US Rep John Lewis  (Photo: twitter.com/repjohnlewis) By Bill Cormier Associated Press  ATLANTA  — Congressman John Lewis of Georgia announced Sunday that he has stage IV pancreatic cancer, vowing he will keep serving and fight the disease with the tenacity with which he battled racial discrimination and other inequalities dating to the civil rights…

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