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Week In Review

Kentucky tornado toll in dozens; less than feared at factory

December 17, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this aerial photo, destruction from a recent tornado is seen in downtown Mayfield, Ky., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Bruce Schreiner and Dylan Lovan ASSOCIATED PRESS MAYFIELD, Ky. — Workers on the night shift at Mayfield Consumer Products were in the middle of the holiday rush, cranking out candles,…

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Prosecutor: Potter ‘failed’ Wright; defense calls it mistake

December 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, left, and his father, Arbuey Wright, right, arrive Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, who is white, is charged with manslaughter in the April 11 shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, following a traffic…

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Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

December 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole waves to supporters during a Dole Kemp `96 rally Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at the Community Concourse in downtown San Diego. (AP Photo/ Michael S. Green) By Connie Cass and Calvin Woodward ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran…

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Carrie Meek, pioneering Black former congresswoman, dies

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Florida candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., right, and his mother, former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek, chat as they attend services at Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) By Freida Frisaro ASSOCIATED PRESS  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Carrie Meek, the grandchild of a slave…

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Collecting $26M award vs. white nationalists may be tough

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: James Kolenich, attorney for Jason Kessler, speaks with the media after the jury gave a partial verdict in Sines v Kessler case Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at the Federal Courthouse in Charlottesville, Va. A jury ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $25 million in damages over the violence…

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Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, dies at 56

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Betty Shabazz’s six daughters, including the mother of 12-year-old Malcolm Shabazz, pose for a photograph at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, Friday, June 6, 1997. The women, speaking at a news conference, thanked the world for its prayers offered for their mother who was burned Sunday in a fire allegedly started by…

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New US attorney: Civil rights unit made for ‘troubled times’

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams speaks during a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon) By Larry Neumeister ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — With Attorney General Merrick Garland looking on, Manhattan’s new U.S. attorney said Friday he’s establishing a civil rights…

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Homer Plessy, key to ‘separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, descendants of the principals in the Plessy V. Ferguson court case, pose for a photograph in front of a historical marker in New Orleans, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Homer Plessy, the namesake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1896 “separate but equal” ruling, is being considered for a…

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

November 19, 2021

By Paul Wiseman  ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Inflation is starting to look like that unexpected — and unwanted — houseguest who just won’t leave. For months, many economists had sounded a reassuring message that a spike in consumer prices, something that had been missing in action in the U.S. for a generation, wouldn’t stay long….

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EXPLAINER: How the Arbery trial got a nearly all-white jury

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski speaks during opening statements in the trial of Greg McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, and a neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan at the Glynn County Courthouse, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. The three are charged with the February 2020 slaying of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. (Octavio Jones/Pool Photo via AP)…

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