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1:13 PM / Sunday September 25, 2022

Week In Review

Environmental justice advocates slam Supreme Court ruling

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Eight-year-old Sapphire Tate arranges signs before a protest against a proposed backup power plant for a sewage treatment facility in Newark N.J. on April 20, 2022. The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission is pushing forward with the gas-fired power plant just months after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered them to pause it to…

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Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?

July 6, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Pro-abortion supporter Isaiah Rosales holds a sign comparing women’s right and gun rights during a rally to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in downtown Riverside, Calif., on Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal…

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White supremacists are riling up thousands on social media

June 17, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security, outlining the current terrorism threat to the United States, is photographed Thursday, June 9, 2022. DHS warned June 7 that skewed framing of the subjects like abortion, guns, immigration and LGTBQ rights, could drive extremists to violently attack pubic places across the U.S. in…

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Biden focuses on workers as high inflation remains a risk

June 17, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden stands with Elizabeth Shuler, president of the AFL-CIO, before he addresses the AFL-CIO convention, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) By Darlene Superville and Josh Boak ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden told the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday that he’s working to rebuild…

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Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

June 16, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dancer Prescylia Mae, of Houston, performs during a dedication ceremony for the mural “Absolute Equality” in downtown Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021. Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the…

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House passes gun control bill after Buffalo, Uvalde attacks

June 10, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., whose son, Jordan, was shot and killed in 2012, and Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., talk to reporters about Democratic efforts to curb gun violence in the wake of the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (AP…

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Buffalo supermarket gunman indicted on terror, hate charge

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Payton Gendron is led into the courtroom for a hearing at Erie County Court, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, May 19, 2022. Gendron faces charges in the May 14, fatal shooting at a supermarket. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Carolyn Thompson ASSOCIATED PRESS  BUFFALO, N.Y. — The white 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 10…

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Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Capri Isidoro, of Ellicott City, Md., looks at her one-month-old baby Charlotte, Monday, May 23, 2022, in Columbia, Md., during a lactation consultation. Charlotte was delivered via emergency c-section and given formula by hospital staff. Isidoro has been having trouble with breastfeeding and has been searching for a formula that her daughter can…

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School massacre continues Texas’ grim run of mass shootings

May 27, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, comforts families outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) By Paul J. Weber ASSOCIATED PRESS  AUSTIN, Texas — Once again, one of America’s deadliest mass shootings happened in Texas. Past…

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Lawmakers reach deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits

May 27, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: An Afghan National Army pickup truck passes parked U.S. armored military vehicles, as smoke rises from a fire in a trash burn pit at Forward Operating Base Caferetta Nawzad, Helmand province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Congressional bargainers have announced a deal on legislation to boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans…

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Mail ballot fight persists in key states, sure to slow count

September 23, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Processed mail-in ballots are seen at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester,...

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Wolf administration recognizes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 23, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Leadership from multiple state agencies joined advocates from Prevent Suicide PA to recognize September...

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September 23, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sylvia M. paints a colorful pattern at an “ARTZ in the Making” program.  (Photo/PCA) By...

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff