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Week In Review

Black educator Mary McLeod Bethune honored in Statuary Hall

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Evelyn Bethune, front left in yellow, a granddaughter of Mary McLeod Bethune, speaks with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather around an unveiled statue of Mary McLeod Bethune, at a ceremony for the statue, which is the first state statue of a Black woman in Statuary…

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Twitter-Musk takeover dispute heading for an October trial

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Twitter on smart phone screen with Elon Musk in background (Shutterstock.com) By Matt O’Brien ASSOCIATED PRESS  Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost his fight to delay Twitter’s lawsuit against him as a Delaware judge on Tuesday set an October trial, citing the “cloud of uncertainty” over the social media company after the billionaire backed…

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EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

July 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Auto parts are displayed on a shelf at a car repair shop, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Collingdale, Pa. Surging prices for gas, food and rent catapulted U.S. inflation to a new four-decade peak in June, further pressuring households and likely sealing the case for another large interest rate hike by the Federal…

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US to diversify infant formula industry to avoid shortages

July 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Cans of infant formula are shown at a home, Friday, June 17, 2022, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) By Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is trying to help foreign makers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term, in an effort to diversify…

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Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney Bobby DiCello, representing the family of Jayland Walker, holds up a photograph of Walker before he and his legal team give their statements after the City of Akron’s news conference at the Firestone Park Community Center on Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Akron, Ohio, where body cam video was shown of the…

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Environmental justice advocates slam Supreme Court ruling

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Eight-year-old Sapphire Tate arranges signs before a protest against a proposed backup power plant for a sewage treatment facility in Newark N.J. on April 20, 2022. The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission is pushing forward with the gas-fired power plant just months after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered them to pause it to…

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Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?

July 6, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Pro-abortion supporter Isaiah Rosales holds a sign comparing women’s right and gun rights during a rally to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in downtown Riverside, Calif., on Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal…

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White supremacists are riling up thousands on social media

June 17, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security, outlining the current terrorism threat to the United States, is photographed Thursday, June 9, 2022. DHS warned June 7 that skewed framing of the subjects like abortion, guns, immigration and LGTBQ rights, could drive extremists to violently attack pubic places across the U.S. in…

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Biden focuses on workers as high inflation remains a risk

June 17, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden stands with Elizabeth Shuler, president of the AFL-CIO, before he addresses the AFL-CIO convention, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) By Darlene Superville and Josh Boak ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden told the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday that he’s working to rebuild…

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Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

June 16, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dancer Prescylia Mae, of Houston, performs during a dedication ceremony for the mural “Absolute Equality” in downtown Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021. Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the…

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