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2:36 PM / Thursday February 25, 2021

Week In Review

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman reacts to news in the Breonna Taylor shooting, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in…

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Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – Scorched vehicles rest at an auto shop destroyed by the Almeda Fire in Talent, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File) By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS …

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Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. The Commerce Department said President Trump’s proposed ban of the apps WeChat and TikTok will go into effect Sunday, Sept. 20, to “safeguard the national security of…

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Milestones

September 25, 2020

1959-1961 – Ginsburg becomes a law clerk with the US District Court, Southern District of New York; 1961-1963 – Ginsburg becomes a research associate and the associate director of the Project of International Procedure at Columbia Law School; 1963-1972 – Ginsburg becomes a professor at the Rutgers University School of Law. 1972-1980 – Ginsburg becomes the first woman to be…

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The Importance of Legacy

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking at the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington. Ginsburg didn’t put on her judge’s robe without also fastening something around her neck. Ginsburg called her neckwear collars, or jabots, and they became part of her signature style, along with her glasses, lace gloves and fabric…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Fight Is Never Over, Not Even After You Lose

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE- In this Aug. 3, 1993, file photo, then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her robe in her office at U.S. District Court in Washington. Earlier, the Senate voted 96-3 to confirm Bader as the 107th justice and the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her…

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‘Say her name’: City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor’s family

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Tamika Parker, mother of Breonna Taylor,center, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, September 15,2020 in Louisville, Ky. ( Matt Stone/Courier Journal via AP) By Dylan Lovan ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city…

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Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary Thomson, left, from Phoenix gets assistance from Salvation Army officer Tawnya Stumpf at the evacuation center set up at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Central Point, Ore. They lost their home to the destructive wildfires devastating the region. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein) By Ali Swenson ASSOCIATED PRESS  SEATTLE…

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George Washington professor who posed as Black resigns

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jessica Krug By Ashraf Khalil ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — The George Washington University history professor who confessed to posing as a Black woman for her entire career has resigned, according to the university. Jessica Krug “has resigned her position, effective immediately,” the university announced on Twitter. “Her classes for this semester will be…

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Rochester police chief out in fallout over Prude death

September 18, 2020

ASSOCIATED PRESS  ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief and suspended her top lawyer and communications director Monday in the continuing upheaval over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Chief Le’Ron Singletary announced his retirement last week as part of a major shakeup of the city’s police leadership but said he…

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