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7:22 AM / Saturday October 16, 2021

Week In Review

Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Afghan interpreters hold placards during a demonstrations against the US government, in front of the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday, July 22, to allow in thousands more of the Afghans who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war, citing the urgency of protecting those on-the-ground allies from…

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1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses, 86, dies

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Bob Moses, a director of the Mississippi Summer Project and organizer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) answers questions about Freedom Summer in 1964 during a national youth summit hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Miss. More than…

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Watching for birds, diversity: Audubon groups pledge change

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Jamil Boykin, front, camp educator at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, walks with students Giovanni Pierre, left, and Aaron Overton, right, during a hike at the sanctuary, in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Audubon Society chapters are grappling with how to address their namesake’s legacy as…

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Gloria Richardson, civil rights pioneer, dies at 99

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this May 11, 1964, file photo, masked National Guardsman with their bayonets held at the ready surround the jeep of Brig. Gen. George Gelson, head of the guard unit, as Stanley Branche, chairman of the Committee for Freedom Now, left, and Gloria Richardson, second from left, stands beside him in Cambridge, Md….

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African American spelling bee champ makes history with flair

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from Harvey, Louisiana is covered with confetti as she celebrates winning the finals of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Disney World Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) By Ben Nuckols ASSOCIATED PRESS  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Zaila Avant-garde understood the significance…

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Report: Till slaying still being investigated 65 years later

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this 1955 file photo, Carolyn Bryant poses for a photo. A Justice Department report to Congress says the agency is reinvestigating the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, a black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi after receiving what it calls “new information.” The report doesn’t say what any potential new evidence might…

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Top US commander in Afghanistan hands over command

July 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, speaks at a ceremony where he relinquished his command, at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 12, 2021. The United States is a step closer to ending a 20-year military presence that became known as its “forever war,” as Taliban…

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Poor People’s Campaign details season of direct action

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Bishop William J. Barber II speaks at the Moral March on Manchin and McConnell, a rally held by the Poor People’s Campaign, calling on them to eliminate the legislative filibuster and pass the “For The People” voting rights bill, outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (Photo by Caroline…

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Monument to activist, journalist Ida B. Wells unveiled

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Michelle Duster looks at the plaque of her great-grandmother’s portrait under the The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO —  A monument to journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett was unveiled last…

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UN rights chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. In a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in the United States, Bachelet on Monday June 28,…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: County Council votes to end private management of George W. Hill Correctional Facility

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaware County Councilman Kevin Madden (Photo/delcopa.gov) Delaware County Council voted unanimously to end the private management...

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Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

October 15, 2021

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Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

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