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Week In Review

Henrietta Lacks estate sues company using her ‘stolen’ cells

October 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Descendants of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells, known as HeLa cells, have been used in medical research without her permission, say a prayer with attorneys outside the federal courthouse in Baltimore, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. They announced during a news conference that Lacks’ estate is filing a lawsuit against Thermo Fisher Scientific for using…

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Ex-Facebook employee says products hurt kids, fuel division

October 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. (Drew Angerer/Pool via AP) By Marcy Gordon ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — A former Facebook data scientist told Congress on Tuesday that the social…

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A look at high court’s top cases in new term

October 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated from left are Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice…

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Racial protests reckoning: Maryland police reform laws begin

October 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney for the Anton Black family, Ken Ravenell, with friends and family of Anton Black behind him, speaks during a press conference Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Baltimore. Several new far-reaching laws aimed at increasing accountability in the investigations of police shootings and complaints against officers are taking effect this week in Maryland…

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US police departments clamoring for de-escalation training

September 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this July 28, 2021 photo, Jose Otero from the New York City Police Department, right, holds a plastic knife after completion of a role-playing scenario in which New England police officers were learning de-escalation techniques from the Police Executive Research Forum in Saco, Maine. (AP Photo/David Sharp) By David Sharp ASSOCIATED PRESS …

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Many hurdles for families with food challenges, poll shows

September 30, 2021

By Ashraf Khalil And Cedar Attanasio ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Many Americans struggling to feed their families over the past pandemic year say they have had difficulty figuring out how to get help and had trouble finding healthy foods they can afford. A poll from Impact Genome and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs…

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Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts girl’s hair

September 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This undated photo provided by Jimmy Hoffmeyer shows his daughter Jurnee Hoffmeyer before a classmate and a teacher cut her hair on separate occasions. Jimmy Hoffmeyer has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher assistant, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. The lawsuit alleges that the girl’s constitutional…

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US unveils plan to address ‘silent killer’ extreme heat

September 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Louisiana residents still reeling from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida are scrambling for food, gas, water and relief from the oppressive heat, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in New Orleans, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) By Matthew Daly ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from…

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A day of “Reckoning”

September 24, 2021

With a new exhibit connecting art and social justice, the National African American Museum of History and Culture hopes to showcase how artists interpret the movements that have shaped Black lives. By Denise Clay-Murray Throughout history, the arts have supplemented protests of all forms of oppression through music, dance, and the visual arts. The Smithsonian’s…

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The urgency of the franchise

September 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cathy Hook, of Upper Marlboro, Md., holds a poster of John Lewis during a rally for voting rights, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) During last week’s annual gathering of the Congressional Black Caucus, two panels devoted to the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and voting restrictions…

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