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6:17 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

Week In Review

Hacked networks will need to be burned ‘down to the ground’

December 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FireEye offices in Milpitas, Calif. Experts say it’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of U.S. government networks. The hackers have been quietly rifling through those networks for months in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record. FireEye is the cybersecurity company that discovered the worst-ever…

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Congress approves $900B COVID relief bill, sending to Trump

December 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., holds up images of people in America standing in food distribution lines, as he speaks during a news conference with the Problem Solvers Caucus, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19…

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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

December 23, 2020

By Bernard McGhee associated press In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek,…

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Maryland family sues after Black man died in police custody

December 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Antone Black, left, and his wife, Jennell, pose for a photograph after an interview with The Associated Press in their home in Greensboro, Md. Their son Anton Black, 19, died after a struggle with three officers and a civilian outside the home in September 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ASSOCIATED PRESS  BALTIMORE — The…

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Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: People gather inside the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Nigeria, Saturday Dec. 12, 2020. Nigerian police say that hundreds of students are missing after gunmen attacked the secondary school in the country’s northwestern Katsina state. Katsina State police spokesman Gambo Isah said in a statement that the Government Science Secondary School in…

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Minnesota juvenile lifer walks free after 18 years in prison

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Myon Burrell is released from Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Bayport, Minn. Minnesota’s pardon board on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, commuted the sentence of Burrell, a Black man who was sent to prison for life as a teen in a high-profile murder case that raised questions about the integrity of…

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Rashida Jones replaces Phil Griffin as MSNBC president

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this combination photo, Phil Griffin, left, speaks at the NBC Universal summer press tour, Aug. 2, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Rashida Jones poses for a portrait. Griffin is stepping down after 12 years as MSNBC president and will be replaced by Rashida Jones, who has been head of breaking news…

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US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Maricopa County DUI chain gang. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — National lawmakers introduced a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. The resolution, spearheaded and supported by Democratic members of…

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House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image from House Television shows the final vote, 228-164, in the House on passage of a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. The bill now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is unlikely to move forward. (House Television via AP) By Matthew Daly ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON —…

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AP sources: Biden picks Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 16, 2015, photo, U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Lloyd Austin III, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense. That’s according to three people familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because the selection…

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