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5:56 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

Week In Review

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

January 21, 2021

By Paul J. Weber and Michael R. Sisak ASSOCIATED PRESS  AUSTIN, Texas  — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of…

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Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., right, leads a partially-virtual hearing to consider a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,…

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Race double standard clear in rioters’ Capitol insurrection

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this combination of photos, on June 3, 2020, demonstrators, left, protest the death of George Floyd at the U.S. Capitol in Washington and Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier Jan. 6, 2021, at the same location. (AP Photos) By Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Black Lives Matter…

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Chaos or Community?

January 14, 2021

As we prepare to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the answer to that question has never been more up in the air.   By Denise Clay-Murray In 1967, as he sat down to write “Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was taking stock…

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No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

January 8, 2021

By Todd Richmond And Michael Tarm ASSOCIATED PRESS  KENOSHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha last summer, leaving him paralyzed and setting off sometimes violent protests in the city. Officer Rusten Sheskey’s…

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Police put out new video of woman confronting Black teen

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney Ben Crump, right, speaks as Rev. Al Sharpton, left, comforts Keyon Harrold Sr. second from left, and Kat Rodriguez during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in New York. New York City prosecutors say they are investigating a confrontation in which Harrold said a woman tackled the pair’s 14-year-old son in…

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Activist priest Michael Pfleger hit with abuse allegations

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Michael Pfleger ASSOCIATED PRESS  CHICAGO — Activist Chicago priest the Rev. Michael Pfleger has been asked to step aside due to allegations of sexual abuse that occurred decades ago, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Tuesday. The archdiocese said its Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review received an allegation that Pfleger sexually abused…

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Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

December 31, 2020

By Michael Balsamo And Eric Tucker ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, saying video of the shooting was of too poor a quality for prosecutors to conclusively establish what had happened….

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Trump’s $2,000 checks stall in Senate as GOP blocks vote

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., removes his face mask as he arrives for a news conference with other Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP) By Lisa Mascaro And Jill Colvin ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s push for bigger $2,000 COVID-19…

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Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Nashville Police officers Brenna Hosey, left, and James Wells embrace after speaking at a news conference Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The two officers are part of a group of officers credited with evacuating people before an explosion took place in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) By Kimberlee…

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