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5:32 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

Week In Review

NAACP files federal lawsuit accusing Trump and Giuliani of inciting U.S. Capitol riot

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., speaks during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on ‘worldwide threats to the homeland’, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill Washington. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) WASHINGTON D.C — Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Donald J. Trump, Rudy…

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Defense: Officer and Andre Hill interacted before shooting

February 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Tamala Payne, center, mother of Casey Goodson Jr., embraces Karissa Hill, daughter of Andre Hill, following the initial appearance of former Columbus police officer Adam Coy on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at the Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Goodson, a 23-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by Franklin County…

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Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s words

February 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: House impeachment manager Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., walk through the Capitol Rotunda to the Senate for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) By Jill Colvin ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President…

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Russian hack brings changes, uncertainty to US court system

February 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The Supreme Court in Washington, with the Capitol in the distance. Legal experts raised alarm when U.S. court officials confirmed that their electronic case files had been compromised as part of a sweeping attack on U.S. computer networks. Russian hackers seemingly gained access to a vast trove of private information hidden in sealed…

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EXPLAINER: Why is the military taking control in Myanmar?

February 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Myanmar’s military stand guard at a checkpoint manned with an armored vehicle in a road leading to the parliament building Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s Parliament remained confined inside their government housing in the country’s capital on Tuesday, a day after the military staged a coup…

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ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president

February 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Deborah Archer  (Photo/ nyu.edu) By David Crary ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president. The…

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Some Black Southern Baptists feel shut out by white leaders

January 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and his wife, Vera McKissic, pray during services in Arlington, Texas. As a student in college and seminary, then as a pastor in Texas, McKissic has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for more than 45 years. Now he’s pondering whether he and his congregation…

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Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil’s Bolsonaro

January 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: With a sign that reads in Portuguese “Bolsonaro Traitor,” a former supporter of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro joins a protest against the government’s response in combating COVID-19 and demanding his impeachment, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado) By Marcelo Silva De Sousa And Mauricio Savarese ASSOCIATED PRESS …

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US seeks 15-21 months in prison for ex-Atlantic City mayor

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr., leaves the North Wildwood Municipal Court in North Wildwood, N.J. Federal prosecutors are seeking a 15-21-month prison term for the former mayor of Atlantic City who pleaded guilty to stealing money from a youth basketball program he had founded. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021,…

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Navalny’s arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Alexei Navalny and his wife Yuliastand in line at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia’s prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov) By Geir Moulson and Daria Litvinova ASSOCIATED…

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