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12:47 PM / Sunday September 25, 2022

Week In Review

House passes semi-automatic gun ban after 18-year lapse

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Dec. 27, 2012, file photo, a variety of military-style semi-automatic rifles obtained during a buy back program are displayed at Los Angeles police headquarters. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned two lower court judges and upheld California’s ban on high-capacity magazines Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in a split decision…

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Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 8, 2022, celebrating the confirmation of Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has taken a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black…

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Ex-cops Kueng, Thao sentenced for violating Floyd’s rights

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: This combo of June 3, 2020 file photos provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office, shows, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Former Minneapolis police Officer Thomas Lane is hoping for a sentence Thursday, July 21, 2022, that could let him go free after as little as two…

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Officer, once beaten by colleagues, to lead Boston police

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Ann Arbor police chief Michael Cox poses at the Ann Arbor News Wednesday, Aug. 7 2019. Cox, a former Boston police officer who was beaten more than 25 years ago by colleagues who mistook him for a suspect in a fatal shooting, will be the new leader of the city’s police department, Boston…

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UNC-Chapel Hill settles with Hannah-Jones in tenure flap

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The Old Well is seen near the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The flagship school of North Carolina’s university system announced Friday, July 15, 2022, that it has reached a settlement with the journalist who ultimately shunned the school in an extended dispute over…

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Black educator Mary McLeod Bethune honored in Statuary Hall

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Evelyn Bethune, front left in yellow, a granddaughter of Mary McLeod Bethune, speaks with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather around an unveiled statue of Mary McLeod Bethune, at a ceremony for the statue, which is the first state statue of a Black woman in Statuary…

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Twitter-Musk takeover dispute heading for an October trial

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Twitter on smart phone screen with Elon Musk in background (Shutterstock.com) By Matt O’Brien ASSOCIATED PRESS  Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost his fight to delay Twitter’s lawsuit against him as a Delaware judge on Tuesday set an October trial, citing the “cloud of uncertainty” over the social media company after the billionaire backed…

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EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

July 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Auto parts are displayed on a shelf at a car repair shop, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Collingdale, Pa. Surging prices for gas, food and rent catapulted U.S. inflation to a new four-decade peak in June, further pressuring households and likely sealing the case for another large interest rate hike by the Federal…

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US to diversify infant formula industry to avoid shortages

July 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Cans of infant formula are shown at a home, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) By Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is trying to help foreign makers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term, in an effort to diversify…

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Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney Bobby DiCello, representing the family of Jayland Walker, holds up a photograph of Walker before he and his legal team give their statements after the City of Akron’s news conference at the Firestone Park Community Center on Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Akron, Ohio, where body cam video was shown of the…

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