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8:46 AM / Sunday August 18, 2019

Week In Review

Life sentence for killing at Charlottesville protest

July 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Susan Bro, front, mother of Heather Heyer, talks to the media in front of Charlottesville Circuit Court after a jury recommended life plus 419 years for James Alex Fields Jr. for the death of Heyer as well as several other charges related to the Unite the Right rally in 2017 in Charlottesville, Va.,…

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Migrant: Young family ignored advice against border swim

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rosa Ramirez sobs as she shows journalists toys that belonged to her nearly 2-year-old granddaughter Valeria in her home in San Martin, El Salvador, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The drowned bodies of Ramirez’s son, 25-year-old Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his daughter were located Monday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande,…

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Gas prices could rise after fire-stricken refinery closes

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Marc Levy and Cathy Bussewitz associated press The largest oil refinery on the East Coast said Wednesday that it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged…

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Philadelphia Academic Health System announces closure of Hahnemann University Hospital

June 27, 2019

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children to remain open Philadelphia Academic Health System, LLC, (PAHS), the parent company of Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, has announced that Hahnemann will be closing on or about September 6 due to continuing, unsustainable financial losses.   “Our primary concern is the care of our patients,”…

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Off-duty officer shot man who hit him in Costco

June 21, 2019

ASSOCIATED PRESS  CORONA, Calif. — An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said. Kenneth French, 32, of Riverside assaulted the Los Angeles Police Department officer Friday night while he was holding his young child, the…

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Racist, violent posts by police: Departments investigating

June 14, 2019

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press Police departments in at least five states are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers’ social media feeds after the  publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former cops. The posts were uncovered by a team of researchers who…

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Census head assures Latinos, Native Americans on 2020 count

June 14, 2019

By Russell Contreras associated press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The 2020 Census will remain independent and will avoid political pressures amid uncertainty over how the bureau will question immigrants, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham said recently. Dillingham told reporters in Albuquerque that U.S. Census workers would make sure states with high percentages of Latinos and…

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Legendary queen of Creole cuisine, Leah Chase, dies at 96

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Leah Chase speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at her family’s restaurant, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. New Orleans restaurateur Leah Chase broke the city’s segregation laws by serving white and black customers, including civil rights leaders like Thurgood Marshall. She strove to provide an upscale,…

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