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8:54 AM / Sunday August 18, 2019

Week In Review

Virginia victims had 150 years of combined service with city

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination of photos provided by the City of Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 1, 2019 shows victims of Friday’s shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va. Top row from left are Laquita C. Brown, Ryan Keith Cox, Tara Welch Gallagher and Mary Louise Gayle. Middle row from left are Alexander…

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Fighting Germans and Jim Crow: Role of Black troops on D-Day

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: World War II veteran Johnnie Jones, Sr. poses for a portrait at his home in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Jones, who joined the military in 1943 out of Southern University in Baton Rouge, was a warrant officer in a unit responsible for unloading equipment and supplies onto Normandy. He remembers…

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Wide range of emotions on impeachment underscores challenge

June 7, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, top right, holds a town hall meeting at Grand Rapids Christian High School’s DeVos Center for Arts and Worship on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The congressman came under scrutiny May 18 when he posted a series of Tweets to outline his support for impeachment proceedings. As such,…

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Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

May 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations Tuesday, May 22, 2001, in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop the roof of the compound’s cafeteria. Demolition is expected to begin Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) By Nicholas K….

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Mueller declares his Russia report did not exonerate Trump

May 30, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Mueller, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. At right is Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) By Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo  and Chad Day associated press WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that…

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Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

May 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Graduates react after hearing billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith say he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says…

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Trayvon Martin’s mother announces run for office in Miami

May 23, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin) speaks at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Get Out The Vote rally in 2016, at Leimert Park Village Plaza. Fulton is running for a county commissioners’ seat in Miami-Dade County. (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI—  A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her Black…

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Pot ‘legalization 2.0’: Social equity becomes a key question

May 23, 2019

By Jennifer Peltz ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey,…

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Run, Hide, Fight’ mindset making way into US schools

May 17, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Teacher Astrid Barrios, center, listens as Milford police detective Carlos Sousa, left, debriefs participants after a lockdown exercise at Milford High School in Milford, Mass. The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two separate U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around…

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