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Week In Review

First African American named to lead US Forest Service

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this July 10, 2015, file photo Randy Moore, of the U.S. Forest Service, listens as President Barack Obama talks about the designation of three new national monuments in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Veteran forester Randy Moore has been named chief of the U.S. Forest Service, the first…

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J&J agrees to pay $230M to settle New York opioid claim

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: New York Attorney General Letitia James addresses a news conference at her office, in New York, Friday, May 21, 2021. James said Friday that an ongoing investigation surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo will “conclude when it concludes,” and said she has ignored criticism from his top aide that the probe is politically motivated. (AP…

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Stories of survival keep hope alive as rescuers race clock

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A person looks at photos of missing people at a make-shift memorial outside St. Joseph Catholic Church near the Champlain Towers South condo, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. Many people were still unaccounted for after Thursday’s fatal collapse. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Bobby Caina Calvan ASSOCIATED PRESS  For 17 days, Reshma…

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Bill Cosby freed from prison, his sex conviction overturned

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby’s lawyers have filed Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, a list of more than 10 alleged trial errors as they try to undo his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison…

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Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by court

June 30, 2021

By MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to…

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‘It lessens my bills’: $500 payments tested in upstate NY

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman leans out of a window to smoke in Ellenville, N.Y., Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Less than 100 miles north of New York City, Ulster County is popular destination for weekenders headed to Woodstock or the Catskill Mountains. Though pretty, there are pockets of poverty. The county is working with the Center…

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Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk along the street next to a homeless encampment as temperatures continue to soar past 115-degrees Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Anita Snow ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHOENIX — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren’t just annoying, they’re deadly. The record-breaking temperatures…

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‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

June 18, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court preserved insurance coverage for millions of Americans Thursday, rejecting the third major challenge to the national health care law known as “Obamacare.” The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals…

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Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This updated handout photo provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 shows a signed copy of Emancipation Proclamation. The Library, in Springfield, Ill., will mark Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, by displaying the rare signed copy of the Emancipation…

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Teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – A police body camera shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier, third from right filming, as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes in Minneapolis. Frazier, the teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of Floyd…

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Local

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...

Politics

Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The U.S Capitol at sunset in Washington, on Sept. 30, 2021. Year-end pileups of crucial...

Stateside

Capitol cop indicted, told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

October 15, 2021

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted...

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Nichole Johnson is the only Black woman-owned liquor importer, exporter and distributor in the world

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nichole Johnson By Flo Anthony Just in case you missed this piece of news, Dave...

Food And Beverage

New study: 2 out of 3 prioritize eating quality breakfast

October 15, 2021

BPT For the past 18 months, Americans have been spending more time at home, a trend that...

Entertainment

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

October 16, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial...

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