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Week In Review

Biden wants to offer more housing vouchers. Many landlords won’t accept them.

May 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A man walks past a “For Rent” sign in San Francisco. President Joe Biden wants to add some 200,000 Section 8 vouchers but housing advocates and critics say the rental assistance program is flawed and allows discrimination. States and localities are increasingly enacting protections for voucher-holders. (AP Photo/ Jeff Chiu) By Kristian Hernández…

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Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign reading “Out of Fuel” is taped to the window at an Exxon Gas Station on Boonsboro Road in Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Kendall Warner/The News & Advance via AP) By Cathy Bussewitz, Ben Finley And Tom Foreman, Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS  CLEMMONS, N.C. — The nation’s largest fuel pipeline restarted…

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General: China’s Africa outreach poses threat from Atlantic

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, then-Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend talks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. Townsend, now a general, says a growing military threat from China may well come from America’s east, as Beijing looks to establish a large navy port capable of hosting…

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Records: Ma’Khia Bryant’s sister sought help before shooting

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Mourners are seen wearing shirts with Ma’Khia Bryant’s picture as they arrive for the funeral for the 16-year-old at the First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, April 30, 2021. Bryant was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer during an altercation on April 20. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) By Andrew Welsh-Huggins And…

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A look at what’s next in the release of 2020 census data

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk on the street, Monday, April 26, 2021 in New York. The once-a-decade head count of the United States shows where the population grew during the past 10 years and where it shrank. New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data…

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Justice Dept opens policing probe over Breonna Taylor death

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney General Merrick Garland leaves after speaking at the Department of Justice in Washington, Monday, April 26, 2021. The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville after the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home. (Mandel Ngan/Pool…

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Attorney: Black man killed by deputies shot in back of head

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kirk Rivers addresses demonstrators outside City Hall as they await members of the city council who held an emergency meeting on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Elizabeth City, N.C., in regards to the death of Andrew Brown Jr., who was shot and killed by a Pasquotank County Deputy Sheriff earlier in the week….

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Despite racial reckoning, state efforts stall on reparations

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, wears a face mask as she calls on lawmakers to create a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans, during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African-Americans, particularly…

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Student’s Snapchat profanity leads to high court speech case

April 30, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Fourteen-year-old Brandi Levy was having that kind of day where she just wanted to scream. So, she did, in a profanity-laced posting on Snapchat that has, improbably, ended up before the Supreme Court in the most significant case on student speech in more than 50 years. At issue…

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Raul Castro confirms he’s resigning, ending long era in Cuba

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Feb. 8, 1986 file photo, Cuban President Fidel Castro, left, joins hands with his younger brother Raul Castro, chief of the Cuban Armed Forces and first vice president, after the two were reelected during the 3rd Cuban Communist Party Congress session in Havana, Cuba. For most of his life, Raul Castro…

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