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Week In Review

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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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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US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

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Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid, effective immediately. “Today...

Diaspora

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom...

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Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle...

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US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

December 7, 2021

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff