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Week In Review

Jesse Jackson and wife remain under observation for COVID-19

August 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to the crowd during a demonstration supporting the voting rights, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 according to a statement Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. He is vaccinated against the virus and publicly received his…

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GOP governors, school districts battle over mask mandates

August 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Leandra Walker, center, helps her daughter Mila Walker, 5, with her mask before she enters school with her siblings Olivia, 7, left, and her twin Max for the first day of classes in Richardson, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Despite Texas Gov Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates by local officials, the…

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California fire threatens homes as blazes burn across West

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: California Gov. Gavin Newsom surveys damage to Greenville, which suffered extensive structure loss during the Dixie Fire, on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Plumas County, Calif. Accompanying him is Cal Fire Assistant Region Chief Curtis Brown. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) By Eugene Garcia and Christopher Weber ASSOCIATED  PRESS  QUINCY, Calif. — Thousands of homes…

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EXPLAINER: The Taliban takeover, what’s next for Afghanistan

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Zabi Karimi) By Joseph Krauss ASSOCIATED  PRESS  The Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan two weeks before the U.S. was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a…

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Costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2001 file photo, at sundown, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier stands guard near a helicopter, not pictured, as Afghan civilians and militia members loyal to the northern alliance look on, in Khwaja Bahuaddin, Afghanistan, 350 kilometers (220 miles) northeast of Kabul. For 10 years, ever since…

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New push to disband Minneapolis police after Floyd’s death

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaks during a news conference accompanied by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey in Minneapolis. Activists in Minneapolis are making a second attempt to get rid of the city’s police department, more than a year after George Floyd’s death at the hands of officers. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, Pool,…

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Census experts puzzled by high rate of unanswered questions

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Census Bureau Director nominee Robert Santos, left, and nominee for Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Ed Gonzalez, of Texas, listen to instructions as they arrive for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on their nominations, Thursday, July 15, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. If confirmed, Santos, a third-generation Mexican…

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. Cuomo has resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19. (Office…

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Families paying off rent, food, debts with child tax credit

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Brianne Epps of Jackson, Miss., 28, is a single mother with son Nolan Epps, 11 months, photographed Wednesday, July 21, 2021, an older son 4 years old and daughters who are 8 and 6 years old. Epps earns $9 an hour working with infants and toddlers in a childcare center, but she has…

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Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: New York State Attorney General Letitia James, at a press conference in New York on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, announces investigators have concluded that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees. Behind James are attorneys Joon Kim and Anne L. Clark, lead investigators. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)…

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Recent News

Local

SUBURBAN NEWS: County Council votes to end private management of George W. Hill Correctional Facility

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaware County Councilman Kevin Madden (Photo/delcopa.gov) Delaware County Council voted unanimously to end the private management...

Politics

Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The U.S Capitol at sunset in Washington, on Sept. 30, 2021. Year-end pileups of crucial...

Stateside

Capitol cop indicted, told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

October 15, 2021

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted...

Go With The-Flo

Nichole Johnson is the only Black woman-owned liquor importer, exporter and distributor in the world

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nichole Johnson By Flo Anthony Just in case you missed this piece of news, Dave...

Food And Beverage

New study: 2 out of 3 prioritize eating quality breakfast

October 15, 2021

BPT For the past 18 months, Americans have been spending more time at home, a trend that...

Entertainment

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

October 16, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial...

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