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2:20 PM / Thursday February 25, 2021

Week In Review

Miami road to be named after Trayvon Martin

October 16, 2020

ASSOCIATED PRESS  MIAMI  — A Florida road will be named after a Black teenager whose death by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012 catalyzed a movement for racial justice. The Miami Herald reports Trayvon Martin’s name will be added to a section of an avenue that leads to a high school he attended in Miami….

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Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

October 16, 2020

By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS  The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. President Donald Trump’s administration had asked the nation’s high court to suspend a district court’s order permitting the 2020 census to continue through the end of the month….

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The General Assembly…Explained

October 16, 2020

The presidential elections aren’t the only game in town. By Denise Clay Let’s be honest, the presidential race has sucked a lot of the air out of the electoral room this election cycle. The contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is a pretty important contest because of what it could…

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Barrett keeps Democrats, Trump at bay in Senate hearing

October 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool) By Mark Sherman, Lisa Mascaro And Laurie Kellman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Over and over, Amy Coney Barrett said she’d be her own judge…

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AP Explains: Transfer of power under 25th Amendment

October 8, 2020

By Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced early last Friday on Twitter that he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and he is spending several days at Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment and evaluation. The 25th Amendment provides some answers about how presidential power could be transferred, either temporarily or…

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Texas officer charged with murder in fatal store shooting

October 8, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This booking photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office shows Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lucas has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town over the…

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Facing a conservative turn, Supreme Court opens new term

October 8, 2020

By Mark Sherman And Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday with a remembrance of “a dear friend and a treasured colleague,” the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Chief Justice John Roberts paid tribute to Ginsburg, who died last month, as the court resumed its work via telephone…

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Her words: Amy Coney Barrett on faith, precedent, abortion

October 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon ASSOCIATED  PRESS  Some notable quotes from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a former Notre Dame law professor…

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Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

October 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Passersby walk past a business storefront with store closing and sale signs, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Dedham, Mass. The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months…

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Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

October 2, 2020

By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS  ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results. U.S. District Judge…

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Wolf commutes life sentences for 13 jailed on murder charges

February 19, 2021

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February 19, 2021

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February 19, 2021

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