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12:48 AM / Sunday January 24, 2021

Week In Review

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Turkeys are shown in a pen at Root Down Farm in Pescadero, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/ Haven Daley) By Dee-Ann Durbin ASSOCIATED PRESS  For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel…

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Virus makes for one of Europe’s loneliest WWI remembrances

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron, center, stands after laying a wreath in front of the statue of Georges Clemenceau, during the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the end of World War I, in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is commemorating the 102nd anniversary of the armistice ending World War I and…

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Analysis: 2020, and the American chorus’ newly loud voices

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Activists chant together during the “State of Emergency” rally calling for justice in the shooting of Breonna Taylor on Saturday, October 17, 2020, in New York.(AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) By Deepti Hajela ASSOCIATED PRESS  It’s LOUD in the United States these days. Voices are being raised everywhere, speaking about everything. They’re talking policing, health…

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Lawyer: Mom, child trapped in crowd when police smashed car

November 6, 2020

By Maryclaire Dale ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia officials released the police body camera footage Wednesday of the encounter that led officers to fatally shoot Walter Wallace Jr., the latest in a line of police killings of Black people to roil the U.S. this year. The announcement came as National Guard soldiers arrived in town…

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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Theresa Landrum is photographed near the Marathon refinery, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Detroit. Landrum wasn’t impressed when told that Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler had pledged $200,000 to promote “community health initiatives” in her section of the city during his blitz of visits to battleground states in the presidential election campaign….

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Nigeria’s police order massive mobilization after unrest

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: People drive past burnt toll gates with anti police slogans sprayed across, in Lagos Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria’s streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little acknowledgement to reports of the military killing at least…

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Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

October 30, 2020

By Andrew Demillo ASSOCIATED PRESS  Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It’s a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state supreme courts when they have controlled all levers of…

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Rush, Bacon introduce legislation to honor Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley

October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — On October 16, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) introduced legislation that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till and a tireless fighter for civil rights and racial justice.  The Congressional Gold Medal is awarded as a national acknowledgment of renowned persons,…

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

October 23, 2020

By Michael Balsamo  And Geoff Mulvihill ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The deal does…

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Atlanta police make arrest in actor’s shooting death

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Antonio Demetrice Rhynes surrenders to an APD drone with officers outside his apartment in Atlanta. Atlanta police announced Friday that they have arrested Rhynes on a felony murder charge for the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd.  (Atlanta Police Department via AP) associated press ATLANTA — Atlanta police announced Friday that they…

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